Project Information

Scientific (short) expertises on fundamental issues of the welfare state

Short information

The IAQ is part of a consortium that provides the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) with short-term expert reports on a broad spectrum of labour market and social science issues. The consortium is coordinated by the IZA. The aim is to provide conceptual and empirical support for current social debates and political decision-making processes with the expertise of various disciplines. The focus is on questions concerning the sustainable design of the welfare state and the future of work. In accordance with its core competencies, the IAQ delivers policy advice within this framework to provide decision-makers quickly and in an action-oriented manner with scientifically sound information.

Project coordination

Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn

Further project partners

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim

Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union, University of Trier

Institute for Social Research and Communication GmbH, Bielefeld; Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schroeder, University of Kassel



Brussig, Martin / Klammer, Ute / Langer, Philipp, 2019: Einordnung gesellschaftspolitischer Debatten zur sozialen Ungleichheit. Berlin: Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales. BMAS-Forschungsbericht 538

Brussig, Martin / Schulz, Susanne Eva / Zink, Lina (Red.), 2017: Praxissammlung Gesundheit und Teilhabe in der Arbeitswelt 4.0. Sammlung betrieblicher Gestaltungsbeispiele | Lesen

Project data

Term of the project:
01.03.2017 - 03.10.2020

Reseach department:
Employment – Integration – Mobility

Project management:
Prof. Dr. Martin Brussig

Project team:
Dr. Susanne Drescher, Lina Zink,Prof. Dr. Thomas Haipeter,Prof. Dr. Ute Klammer,Dr. Angelika Kümmerling, Jennifer Kaczynska, Philipp Langer

Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS)