Institute for Social Policy

Vienna, Austria

The Institute deals with the general theoretical foundations of social policy, above all with three fields of research. For each of these research lines, a number of different questions are examined, which are answered with the help of a broad spectrum of social and economic theories and using a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. In addition, each of the three research lines takes into account three cross-​cutting issues in particular: Europe, Gender and Aging.

Contact details


Institute for Socialpolicy: Building D4, 3rd floor Health Economics and Policy Division: Building D4, 3rd floo


Western Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Austria, Europe
Operating languages
English , German

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
Founded by
Founders: Vienna University of Economics and Business
Founder gender: Other entities
Leader(s) (2023): Univ.Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schneider; ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. August Österle
Leader gender: Both male and female co-leaders (more than one person)
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): N/A
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Staff size
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% Female staff
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Data notes

Last updated: 03/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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