develop_region: 
Unknown
iso2: 
AT
iso3: 
AUT
Continent: 
Europe
Official name: 
Republic of Austria

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, WIIW

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies – wiiw – is one of the principle centres for research on Central, East and Southeast Europe with more than 40 years of experience. Over the years, we have broadened our expertise, increasing our regional coverage – to European integration, the countries of Wider Europe and selected issues of the global economy – and expanding the research areas we work on.

English

Weekly Social Protection Links: December 6

SOLIDAR’s Social Rights Monitor 2019 provides an insight into the state of social rights in 16 European countries: 15 from the European Union – Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom – and one candidate country, Serbia.

English

This paper provides evidence on refugees’ subjective well-being, their access and barriers to health care utilization and their perception of health care provision in Austria, one of the countries most heavily affected by the European ‘refugee crisis.’ It is based on primary data from the Refugee Health and Integration Survey (ReHIS), a cross-sectional survey of roughly five hundred Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees.

English

This paper provides evidence on (1) refugees’ subjective well-being, (2) their access and barriers to health care utilization and (3) their perception of health care provision in Austria, one of the countries most heavily affected by the European ‘refugee crisis.’ It is based on primary data from the Refugee Health and Integration Survey (ReHIS), a cross-sectional survey of roughly five hundred Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees. Results indicate that refugees’ self-rated health falls below the resident population’s, in particular for female and Afghan refugees.

English

OECD’s biennial report on the pension systems across OECD and G20 countries. Each edition opens with an overview comparing pension policies of OECD countries and recent reforms. This is followed by at least one thematic chapter and a range of indicators including pension projections for today’s workers.

English

The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes a €3 million contribution from the Government of Austria in support of over 5,000 households in Chemba district, Sofala province, prioritising vulnerable children, adolescent girls and women.

English

Often, decisions regarding the design and implementation of social protection programmes do not include comprehensive assessments of the compatibility of the programme design or implementation features with human rights norms and standards which are included in diverse legal frameworks. This is a major shortcoming. These legal frameworks are designed to ensure the protection of rights. While human rights obligations do not provide precise policy recommendations, they do limit the discretion of policy-makers.

English

The conference theme is Social Protection & Human Dignity.

The focus of all symposia, seminars, workshops and presentation should be related to Social Protection & Human Dignity. The following key aspects should guide all contributions and be covered intensively:

English

Apartments in Europe are becoming more and more expensive. A European Citizens’ Initiative is now calling on EU authorities to exclude public investment in social and affordable housing from EU debt calculations. The housing market in European urban areas is tense and rents have been on a sharp rise in recent years. According to Eurostat, one in ten persons in Europe is overburdened by housing costs.  Those who spend over 40% of their income on rent fall into this category.

English