Processes of labour market integration of female refugees in Austria (FIMAS+Frauen)

Client/Funding Institution

International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)


FIMAS+Frauen is the fifth wave of the Austrian longitudinal study on integration processes of refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran in Austria. Its core focus is on labour market integration, but also on the interactions with other integration domains such as social and cultural integration, educational integration, residential integration, integration into the health and other areas of the welfare system, which favour or hinder labour market integration. The project FIMAS+Frauen focusses on female refugees and their integration processes and experiences and identifies the particular challenges they face. The overall sample includes over 2,800 respondents of which a quarter has also participated in at least one of the previous four FIMAS waves. FIMAS+Frauen builds on and continues the previous four surveys FIMAS, FIMAS+INTEGRATION, FIMAS+INTEGRATION², and FIMAS+YOUTH. 


February 2022 - September 2022

wiiw team Leader

Michael Landesmann

wiiw Staff

Veronika Janyrova, Sandra M. Leitner

Countries covered: Austria

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution