Resources, chance and social recognition are distributed inequally along the classification of gender. Researching this inequality has been one of the main focuses of L&R Social Research since the institute was founded in the 1990s. Gender mainstreaming, basic and applied science on gender topics and critical men’s studies are just some of the aspects addressed.

L&R has specialised in research projects addressing the intersection of gender and labour. Some examples of research fields in this area are listed here:

  • gender pay gap and gender time gap
  • inequal distribution of wage- and reproduction labour
  • discrimination in the workplace
  • horizontal and vertical segregation of labour markets
  • outcomes of digitalisation processes for women and men

The practical relevance of projects within this area is essential to implement gender-sensitive change. In addition to research activities, concrete development and consulting projects are also carried out.

Recent Projects on this topic
Raising the Labour Force Potential of Women with Childcare Responsibilities in the Province of Carinthia
External Accompanying Evaluation of the "Healthy Barbers" Project
Explorative Study on the Political Participation of Young People
Re-entry Monitoring in Austria and the Nine Provinces, 6th Version
GEQ-AT Gender Equality and Quality of Life
ELEMeNT - Elementary Educators Learning the Development of Media with New Technologies
"More Women* in the Rail Industry!" - Quantitative Analysis and Qualitative Exploration of Existing Barriers and Starting Points
Conceptual Preparation of the Gender Equality Priority Axis
Measuring the Gender Equality Impact of PES Measures
Demand for and expansion of childcare in Tyrol and Salzburg
Establishment of a Competence Centre for Social Innovation
Double Fragility: The Care Crisis in the Corona Crisis
Completed Projects
Re-entry Monitoring 2022: Impact of the Covid Crisis and Longer-Term Trends
Prohibited Work and Continued Payment under the Maternity Protection Act (MSchG) and the Provincial Labour Act (LAG)
Educational and career choices of young women: MINT (STEM) the Gap!
Sexism in everyday life: attitudes and experiences in Tyrol