WSI research covers issues of employment and institutional change in a globalising world, the quality of work as well as questions of redistribution and social security, industrial relations and collective bargaining policy. The focus of labour market related research is on strategies combating precarious employment, collective wages, employee representation and industrial action. Poverty, health and pension policy, as well as gender inequality are research topics of general social concern. A growing number of projects take a European perspective and draw on international comparisons.
The work of the WSI is organised in five research areas. The following pages inform about our projects and publications: