Studies in economics and sociology at the University of Graz. Postgraduate course in sociology at the IHS (1992-1994). Doctoral studies at the University of Vienna (2001-2005). Since 1994 member of the academic staff at the IHS. Research on the interface between employment and training, gender studies, evaluation research. Scientific awards and honours: Käthe-Leichter-Preis assigned by Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour (2007); Johanna Dohnal-Förderpreis for the dissertation „Von Frauenförderung zu Gender Mainstreaming – Gleichstellung in der Arbeitsmarktpolitik“ (2006); Award of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) for the diploma thesis ”Bevölkerungsprobleme in Entwicklungsländern unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Status von Frauen” (1993)
Main areas of research
Labour market research: especially
evaluation of labour market policy measures and programmes, structural
analysis, development of indicators, interfaces between labour market
Gender studies: Gender equality policy,
employment situation of women, interfaces between paid and unpaid
employment, family and sociopolitical framework conditions of employment
and the educational system.
Qualitative and quantitative methods, systematic integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches on project design.