since 06/2007 Researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) at the research professorship "‘Demografische Entwicklung, sozialer Wandel und Sozialkapital"’, conducted by Prof. Chiara Saraceno.
10/2002 – 06/2007 Researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) at the Department "‘Ungleichheit und soziale Integration"’, conducted by Prof. Jens Alber.
04/2002 –09/2002 Researcher at the Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW).
07/2001 – 12/2001 Research assistance at the Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Work task: Simulation of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) for Germany based on the German Socio Economic Panel (GSOEP) 05/1999 – 06/2001 Student assistant at the Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) in the department "‘Sozio-ökonomisches Panel"’.
since 2008 PhD student at the Freie Universität Berlin. Theme of the dissertation: Reconciliation of caregiving of adult persons and employment. Supervisor: Prof. Jürgen Schupp. 06/2001 Master (Diploma) in Sociology Theme of the master thesis: Patterns of integration of different migrant groups in Germany 04/1999 – 06/2001 Studies in sociology, Freie Universität Berlin, minor subjects: psychology and philosophy. 10/1996 – 09/1998 Studies in sociology, Philipps Universität Marburg, minor subjects: psychology and philosophy.
Reconciliation of caregiving of adult persons and employment. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schupp.
with Chiara Saraceno, Caring for a parent while working for pay in the German welfare regime. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life 5: 107-138.
with Chiara Saraceno, Can we identify intergenerational policy regimes in Europe? In: European Societies, 5: 675-696.
with Agnes Blome and Jens Alber, ¬ Family And The Welfare State In Europe. Intergenerational Relations in Ageing Societies. Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 341 pages.
The relationship between children and their frail elderly parents in different care regimes, in: Chiara Saraceno (Ed.), ¬ Families, Ageing and Social Policy. Intergenerational Solidarity in European Welfare States, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 147-169.
with Chiara Saraceno, Grandchildhood in Germany and Italy: an exploration, in: Leira, Arnlaug and Chiara Saraceno (Eds.), ¬Childhood: Changing Contexts. Comparative Social Research, Vol. 25, Bingley: Emerald 2008, pp. 135-166.
with Agnes Blome, Is There a Generational Cleavage in Europe? Age-Specific Perceptions of Elderly Care and of the Pension System, in: Jens Alber, Tony Fahey und Chiara Saraceno (Eds.), Handbook of Quality of Life in the Enlarged European Union. London: Routledge. pp. 73-99.
How demographic changes shape intergenerational solidarity, well-being, and social integration: A multilinks framework – MULTILINKS
Main professional activities:
- Development of an indicator database on generational policies in Europe within the EU-Project
Working and Caring in Europe. Working women facing the dependency of their frail elderly parents.
- Collaboration in the German sub-study on the reconciliation of elderly care and employment within the project Workers under Pressure and Social Care (WOUPS).
EQUALSOC – Networks of Excellence
- Coordination of the research network Reconciliation of elderly care and employment within the EU project.
Generational Relations in the Welfare State
- Collaboration in the project