The reform of the pension system and the design of welfare benefits have an impact on the labour market participation of men and women. This has been in the focus of several studies which we have conducted for the European Commission, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions and the OECD.

The modernisation of the welfare state and the development of social innovationswhich aim to combat discrimination and reduce inequalities were the key objectives of the European Initiative EQUAL. For many years, Economix was involved in the EU-wide evaluation of EQUAL as a member of the scientific coordination team for the whole EU and as project leader for the New Member States