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Julia Hofmann

Taking Inspiration from Marie Jahoda

by Johann Bacher and Julia Hofmann

In 2017, the authors of the present article were engaged in editing, financing, and presenting the until-then almost unknown doctoral thesis of the famous Austrian social scientist Marie Jahoda, who finished her dissertation at the end of 1931 under the supervision of Karl and Charlotte Bühler. In 1932, the University of Vienna approved the dissertation. The dissertation was based on 52 qualitative interviews with inhabitants of...

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Inequality, Poverty and Prosperity in Austria

by Cornelia Dlabaja, Julia Hofmann and Alban Knecht

Austria has long been known for its high standard of living. Its gross national product per capita is USD 51,300, putting Austria thirteenth in a 2014 worldwide ranking (World Bank 2015), while Vienna, Austria’s capital, topped global quality of living rankings in 2015 and 2016. With a long tradition of municipal housing, Vienna has achieved a certain social stability until now. However, this does not mean that everyone is rich or well-situated in...

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