Posterausstellung Forschungsschwerpunkt Familie, Generationen und Gesundheitsprävention

Families, generations and health prevention

In the key research area of families, generations and health prevention, problems of social and socio-political relevance are studied theoretically and empirically, using an interdisciplinary approach. The focus is on social topics such as demographic challenges, socio-demographic developments, dynamics and changes in the course of life, as well as family life, the effects of current social processes on the life course, families and family life, health and health promotion, nursing and care services in the context of increasing life expectancy, and the analysis of welfare state interventions.

Both national analyses and comparisons at the European level are carried out, using qualitative and quantitative methods of empirical analysis.

With regard to subject areas, this key research area is oriented towards the new structures of generational relationships, processes of transformation in the course of life, well-being at work and in the family, and particularly questions of age-related health problems. The course of life is linked with the institutional framework that defines the available options, expectations and restrictions at individual stages of life. The questions studied are changes in the family-oriented and old-age stages of life, in terms of accessibility, employment history, social security, individual life expectancy and ways of life.



ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Kolland (Sociology)


Andreas Baierl (Family Studies), Gudrun Bauer (Nursing Science), Caroline Berghammer (Sociology), Sonja Dörfler (Family Studies), Anna Fassl (Sociology), Eva Faul (Nursing Science), Sabine Buchebner-Ferstl (Family Studies), Vera Gallistl (Sociology), Christine Geserick (Family Studies), Julia Hauprich (Nursing Science), Christiane Hildebrandt (Nursing Science), Olaf Kapella (Family Studies), Markus Kaindl (Family Studies), Franz Kolland (Sociology), Wolfgang Mazal (Family Studies), Hanna Mayer (Nursing Science), Martin Nagl-Cupal (Nursing Science), Norbert Neuwirth (Family Studies), Sophie Psihoda (Sociology), Irene Rieder (Sociology), Rudolf Richter (Sociology), Christiane Rille-Pfeiffer (Family Studies), Rudolf Karl Schipfer (Family Studies), Eva-Maria Schmidt (Sociology), Sabine Schrank (Nursing Science), Tatjana Thelen (Social and Cultural Anthropology), Susanne Vogl (Sociology), Ulrike Waginger (Sociology), Anna Wanka (Sociology), Georg Wernhart (Family Studies), Ulrike Zartler (Sociology)