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.