January 2018: Submit your abstract to our stream "Reforming pension systems - employment, retirement and wellbeing in later life" at the 2018 ESPAnet conference until 19 March 2018.
November 2017: The Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 and our project "Welfare state reform support from below: linking individual attitudes and organized interests in Europe" got funding for another four year period.
November 2017: The paper "Parenthood and Later Life Health: An International Life Course Analysis of Parents and Childless Adults Aged 50 and Older" by Nadine Reibling and me has been accepted for the special issue "Vulnerability in Health Trajectories: Life Course Perspective" of the Swiss Journal of Sociology .
July 2017: I will be a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) from September until December 2017.
July 2017: My paper "Is there a motherhood penalty in retirement income in Europe? The role of life course and institutional characteristics" has been accepted for publication in Ageing & Society.
April 2017: My project "Life course and retirement income of women in couple and household context" funded by the Research Network on Pensions (FNA) has started.
October 2016: My project "Women’s Late Careers in Europe and the USA – Employment Chances and Transitions Between Care-Giving and Retirement" is now part of the MZES research programme.
September 2016: I am now a member of the Collaborative Research Center Sfb 884 "Political Economy of Reforms" at the University of Mannheim and Co-PI of the project "Welfare state reform support from below: linking individual attitudes and organized interests in Europe".
October 2015: I started my new position as Assistant Professor for Sociology of the Welfare State at the University of Mannheim.
March 2015: My paper "Life Course Regimes in Europe: Individual Employment Histories in Comparative and Historical Perspective" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of European Social Policy.
February 2015: The article "Cumulative (dis)advantage? The impact of labour market policies on late career employment from a life course perspective" by Jenny Bennett and me has been published in the Journal of Social Policy Volume 44, Issue 2, 2015, pp 213 - 233.
January 2015: My paper "Employment histories and pension incomes in Europe: A multilevel analysis of the role of institutional factors" has been published in European Societies Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 3 - 26.
December 2013: I successfully defended my PhD thesis on 25 November 2013 and received the doctoral degree certificate at the awards ceremony of the University of Cologne, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences on
13 December 2013.
June 2012: The multilevel tools ado-package for Stata by Alexander Schmidt and me is available via SSC: in Stata type findit mlt or download here.