Social Matters

The significance of research into social change in all its aspects has grown as individuals and institutions are increasingly confronted with situations for which there are no tried and trusted patterns of behaviour or resolution. The work of the German research institutes listed on this page provides information about current social, economic and cultural developments and points to problems and opportunities in this process.
Copyright: GRP

Generation Research Programme (Generation Research Program (GRP)

improvement of the quality of life of older peopleMore ...
© HIS

Hamburg Institute for Social Research (Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung, HIS)

society of the German Federal Republic, theory and history of violence, nation and societyMore ...
© IKG

Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (Institut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung, IKG)

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) conducts theoretical and empirical research on both constructive and destructive conflicts, their causes and consequences.More ...
© Rainer Ganahl IfS

Institute of Social Research (Institut für Sozialforschung, IfS)

Socioeconomic, political and cultural processes in the Western democraciesMore ...
Copyright: MPIDR

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung, MPIDR)

demographic change, aging and birth rate development, biological demography and other topics from basic demographic researchMore ...
Copyright: David Ausserhofer

Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB)

development trends, adjustment problems and innovation opportunities of modern societiesMore ...