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Processes of labour market integration of refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection in Austria (FIMAS+INTEGRATION)

Research Objectives

Building on the FIMAS research project and survey, the project FIMAS+INTEGRATION aims at closing research gaps related to the processes of labour market integration of the growing refugee population. Based on a longitudinal survey, refugees’ integration trajectories as well as the effects of measures for labour market integration are going to be analysed. The total sample will include a panel component, following initial respondents from 2016/2017, and a refresher sample.

Online, self-completion, telephone and face-to-face CAPI interviews will be conducted with more than 1,400 recognised refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection. The sample will include persons of working age from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Interviews will be implemented in five federal states: Vienna, Styria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, and Tyrol.

Project Implementation

International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), in cooperation with wiiw and KFU Graz

Project Partners
Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)
Department of Human Resource Development, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz
Labour Market Service Austria
Department of Sociology, University of Vienna
Department of Economic Sociology, University of Vienna

Project Duration: September 2017 - May 2018

Funding: Jubilee Fund of the Austrian National Bank for the respective projects of wiiw and KFU Graz

Contact: Roland Hosner