Please note that the Institute for Research on Social Reproduction and Integration (IVRIS) has been closed since December 31, 2012 due to the termination of research project Reproduction and Integration (MSM0021622408). For information about following research in the Office for Population Research, please visit http://ups.fss.muni.cz/en.


Institute for Research on Social Reproduction and Integration (IVRIS) was established in January 2005 as a research institution by the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. Our research profile is based on the long-term profile of the Faculty of Social Studies, which conceptional intentions include the development of the knowledge concerning family, reproduction processes – social determinants of biological as well as social reproduction. Furthermore, it includes the development of understanding of social problems such as marginalization on the labour market and unemployment, poverty and social exclusion and their impact on the integration of society. These broad lines of our research were established in the beginning of the nineties and subsequently became deeper, more differentiated and broader.


The Institute structure is formed by 5 thematicly oriented research teams:
Family and processes of reproduction (team leader Ivo Možný)
Labour market and unemployment (team leader Tomáš Sirovátka)
Social reproduction – exclusion, inclusion and cohesion (team leader Petr Mareš)
Ethnization, migration, identity (team leader Radim Marada)
Panel Pairs and families (team leader Tomáš Katrňák)

Research Intention

Grant number: MSM0021622408. Here you can find more detailed information about the research plan: research_inten­tion_en.pdf.

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