The Austrian Institute for Family Studies (AIF) is organizationally established at the Faculty of Social Sciences as a scientific subunit with the title "Project Family Studies in Austria". The institute conducts basic and application-oriented research to examine the structure and dynamics of families, generations, gender and partnership. As such, the interdisciplinary approach of the institute allows a broad differentiated analysis of family issues on theoretical and empirical levels, using qualitative and quantitative research methods. To obtain socially and politically relevant findings, the institute thoroughly studies and evaluates pertinent issues, develops models, does reliable projections, and collaborates with other research institutions. Besides expanding and systematising available basic knowledge on the family, the institute acts as consultant, advises politicians and offers education and training courses.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Mazal
Dr. Isabella Hranek