Occupational Rehabilitation Studies and Initial and Reintegration Studies

infas has been conducting occupational integration studies for more than a quarter of a century. The focus is on process flows in vocational rehabilitation (implementation analyzes) as well as the effect of integration measures (impact analyzes) and assessments from the point of view of rehabilitants.

Dealing with a profession involves many opportunities for action, in particular the opportunities for gainful employment, qualification, occupational and social participation, and last but not least, the assurance of an adequate standard of living. With the onset of a disease or disability these chances are endangered. Benefits for the professional reintegration of workers who can no longer work for health reasons are a particular challenge for those concerned as well as for the community. The initial vocational training of young people experiencing difficulties in vocational training and employment due to disability is also a major challenge Getting a job often does not come without benefits for participation in work.

On behalf of both providers of vocational rehabilitation as well as rehabilitation facilities and integration offices, infas is regularly responsible for investigations in this field:

  • follow-up survey of graduates of rehabilitation,
  • Longitudinal surveys as a basis for impact analyzes,
  • field trials to explore new skills training for people with disabilities,
  • examination of the work situation and working time requirements of workers in workshops for disabled people,
  • Evaluation of rehabilitation and placement services for people with disabilities.


Doris Hess
Head of Department Social Research
Tel. +49(0)228/38 22-413
Dr. Jacob Steinwede
Head of Department Social Research
+49(0)228/38 22-408