Employment and Unemployment

What is the relationship between the good life and work? Debates about unemployment, precarious employment, the taxation of work or the integration of people entitled to asylum into the labour market are the order of the day and still shape public and political discourse today.

Employment and Unemployment


The research area “Humane Employment: Cultures of Recognition”, which has been established at the ifz, is concerned with developments within the field of research on employment, including the changes of employment and unemployment. The three subject areas “Recognition of/in Employment and Unemployment”, “Changes within the Work Environment and the State of Unemployment” and the “Concept of Decent Work” receive special attention and are analyzed theoretically and empirically. The aim of the research area is to support connections of research and praxis in order to realize the gained insights.



Buchner Elisabeth

Research Fellow, Political Science and Sociologyebuchner@ifz-salzburg.at