Past Projects

Comparative study of family care leave policies and legislation

2015-11-23 - 2016-12-31

Supporting endeavours for an improvement of the framework conditions for employed relatives providing care in Switzerland, the European Centre is carrying out a study for the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health with the aim of providing in-depth analysis of good practices related to care leave policies and legislation from other countries (Austria, Canada, France, Germany, and the Netherlands) , and developing a conceptual framework for the analysis of (typical) care leave models in European countries and beyond.

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Community care for people living with dementia in Europe

2016-01-01 - 2016-12-31

The focus of formal care provision for people with dementia in Europe is increasingly attuned to the home environment and to the local, community sphere as the locus of care. Using qualitative methods, the study develops a conceptual framework for community care for people with dementia which emphasises the dynamic care and support needs of the person with dementia and their family carer(s) over the trajectory of the disease, and articulates how the roles and interaction between different stakeholders within the community shifts as a result of these changing needs.

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EUROMOD extension to indirect taxation

2016-04-26 - 2016-12-31

In this project indirect taxes for Austria are integrated into the European-wide tax-benefit microsimulation model EUROMOD. For the project, micro-data from the Household Budget Survey (Konsumerhebung) 2009/10 will be matched with EU-SILC-data. After the integration it will be possible to simulate different rates of value added tax for different commodity groups and analyse the outcomes in terms of disposable household incomes.

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Measures on prevention of disability benefit dependency and activations of young persons

2016-07-04 - 2016-12-31

In this short expertise the European Centre looked at the outcomes of recent relevant reforms in Austria, among them the disability pension reform 2013 and the introduction of the low-threshold service fit2work with focus on occupational secondary prevention. Together with the expertises for other European countries (Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Netherlands), the findings are used as input for reform policy discussions in Switzerland given the growing number of young persons claiming disability pensions.

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Analysis of people not covered by health insurance in Austria

2016-07-04 - 2016-12-31

The project - as a follow-up of our study in 2003 - aims at the quantitative and qualitative assessement of people not covered by health insurance in Austria. It will focus on an estimation on the number of people concerned, their socio-demographic characteristics, causes for non-coverage and their coping behaviour in case of illness.

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