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Research Institute for Economics of Aging

About us

The Research Institute for Economics of Aging was established in summer 2006. Its research focuses on the socio-economic living conditions of older people and on the economic challenges of an aging society.

Read more about us and our projects, publications and ASCOT (German version).



New Project:
March 2022 saw the launch of AAL@HzL, a Viennese collaborative project to test and evaluate new technologies for "Häuser zum Leben" (residential care).

In November 2021, Birgit Trukeschitz and Assma Hajji received "WU Awards for Outstanding Research Achievement" for publications on the German-language version of ASCOT (Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit).

New Publications

Trukeschitz, Birgit; Österle, August & Schneider, Ulrike. 2022. Austria’s Long-Term Care System: Challenges and Policy Responses. Journal of Long-Term Care, (2022), pp. 88–101.

Trukeschitz, Birgit; Eisenberg, Siegfried; Schneider, Cornelia & Schneider, Ulrike. (2022). Exploring the effectiveness of a fitness-app prototype for home care service users in Austria and Italy. Health & Social Care in the Community, 00, 1– 12.

New Projects:
In June 2021, "Care about Care" started, a European research and development project to promote digitization in long-term care.

In May 2021, ASCOT-LL started, a project to develop a light-reading version for the German-language ASCOT survey instruments.