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Co-ordination of current projects: Christine Mayrhuber (5 hits)

Project lead: Christine Mayrhuber
Effects of raising the retirement age of women in Austria between 2024 and 2033 (Anhebung des gesetzlichen Frauenpensionsantrittsalters ab 2024: Auswirkungen auf Branchen, Betriebe und Frauen)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Chamber of Labour: Vienna
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
The gradual increase in the retirement age for women from 2024 to 2033 to 65 years should be associated with a longer period of employment for women. The recent past of transition is analysed along economic sectors. The aim here is to identify those sectors where there is already a gap between exit from the labour market and pensions entry. In these sectors, the upcoming raising of the age limit could pose a greater challenge.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Austrian Institute of Technology – University of Leiden, CWTS – IDEA Consult – Catholic University of Leuven, INCENTIM – Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Commissioned by: European Commission
This study will contribute to the implementation of the ERA Communication specifically in relation to four of its strategic priorities: "Nourishing talents for excellence", "A European Framework for Research Careers", "Strengthening the public science system through synergies with the European Education Area", and "Strengthening innovation ecosystems for knowledge circulation and valorisation". The study will investigate the organisation and spread of ecosystems at the EU, national, regional and local levels, the role of specific actors active at the core of ecosystems (in particular universities and research organisations), the circulation of knowledge by individual research and innovation talents, and the potential legal and financial measures to support research careers and cooperation. WIFO in particular contributes to the analysis of researchers' contracts in the EU, social security gaps for mobile researchers and measures to facilitate brain circulation in the EU.
Project lead: Christine Mayrhuber
Transparent pension future - Secureing women's economic independence in old age (TRAPEZ) (Transparente Pensionszukunft - Sicherung der ökonomischen Unabhängigkeit von Frauen im Alter (TRAPEZ))
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Federal Chancellery
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
The project TRAPEZ follows the objective to improve the independent security of women in old age and to sustainably reduce the above-average Austrian gender gap in pensions.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Finnish Centre for Pensions – University of Barcelona – Institute for Economic Research Finland
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
The WELTRANSIM project aims to explain the distributional effects induced by the ageing process and how welfare models contribute to mitigating such effects and securing wellbeing across the life cycle (from childhood to old age). Undoubtedly, population ageing changes the distribution of income, public resources and time use. In this respect, different welfare models induce different costs for actors and influence life course risks differently. We will contribute to investigating this issue by obtaining new data on intergenerational transfers, and by deriving innovative modelling tools. We will also employ macroeconometric techniques to test the interaction of economic, demographic and policy variables. In particular we will combine the National Time Transfer Accounts (NTA-NTTA) methodology with microsimulation analysis (both a static simulation tool – EUROMOD – and dynamic microsimulation) in order to investigate the extent to which the welfare state transfers, together with the ageing process, shift resources to the elderly. The proposal takes a comparative perspective based on the typologies of welfare models (Esping-Andersen, 1990). They serve as ideal-types or categories for comparing empirical variations (taxonomies) and testing empirical hypotheses. In this respect, the participating countries will act as typical cases of welfare state regimes – liberal, corporatist, social democratic – plus the subsequently added "familial or mediterranean" (Esping-Andersen, 1999).
Christine Mayrhuber (Project co-ordinator)
Beratungsvertrag Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger (Consulting contract with the Federation of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions (Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger))
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Dachverband der Sozialversicherungsträger
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research