Â â€œThe aim was and still is the establishment of an internationally-oriented research center on the economic consequences of the aging of society. The focus of research includes empirical analyses of the Austrian healthcare system and questions concerning the effects of demographic change on labor market-, health- and social policy.â€œ
On August 26, 2016 the evaluation event of the Christian Doppler (CD) laboratory “Aging, Health and the Labor Market” took place as part of the two-year evaluation in the Science Park of the JKU. The aim of the event was to critically examine the scientific work of the laboratory. Based on the evaluation results, the committee of the CD-society decided the extension of the CD Laboratory.
Initially, Gerald Pruckner and Rudolf Winter Ebmer (Photo) presented an overview of the research focus of the past funding period and the plans for the next five years. Afterwards, each of the four young researchers, who are affiliated with the laboratory, presented one of its projects of the last two years.
Under this link you can find past and current work of the laboratory members and affiliates.
After a brief discussion of the visiting representatives of the senate, they announced that a recommendation for the continued existence is pronounced. With official decision of the CD-society the CD Lab is extended for at least another three years.