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  • Mag. Dr. Stefan Vogtenhuber

    • in_Equality and Education
    +43 1 59991 136
    vogten(at)ihs.ac.at
  • Education, training and labour market research, focus on credential and skill attainment contingent on social origin, occupational outcomes of educational activities and its institutional determinants, transition from school to work.

  • Bild Stefan Vogtenhuber
  • Stefan studied sociology at the University of Vienna and obtained his degree in 2002 (Mag. rer. soc. oec). After working as a news editor in economics and politics with the Austrian daily newspaper derStandard.at, he joined the departments’ academic staff in 2004. In 2015, he finished his doctoral studies in Sociology (Dr. phil.) with the cumulative thesis entitled The Impact of Vocational Specificity, Quality and Stratification of Educational Systems on the Labour Market Outcomes of Education and Training. In 2008, he was awarded with the Austrian Vocational Education and Training Research Award for his paper on Returns to Education and Training in Austria.

  • Vogtenhuber, S. (2014). The impact of within country heterogeneity in vocational specificity on initial job matches and job status. Journal of Vocational Behavior 85(3), 374-384, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2014.08.012.

    Vogtenhuber, S. (2015). Explaining Country Variation in Employee Training: An Institutional Analysis of Education Systems and Their Influence on Training and Returns. European Sociological Review 31(1), 77-90, doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcu083.

    Bruneforth, M., L. Lassnigg, L., S. Vogtenhuber, C. Schreiner, and S. Breit (eds.) (2016). Nationaler Bildungsbericht Österreich 2015, Band 1: Das Schulsystem im Spiegel von Daten und Indikatoren, Graz: Leykam, www.bifie.at/system/files/dl/NBB_2015_Band1_v1_final_WEB.pdf.

    Vogtenhuber, S., and J. Hartl (2017). Status Attainment of YoungWorkers in 21 Countries: The influence of skill formation and economic coordination on the effectiveness of educational credentials and worker skills. IHS Sociological Series, Working paper No. 117, Vienna, irihs.ihs.ac.at/4206/1/rs117.pdf.

     

    Current projects

    Labor market integration of migrants in Austria (LIMA)

    Principal Investigator, funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB, No. 17177) 12-2016 to 03-2019, EUR 115,000

    Austria has developed into an immigration country and can be considered as one of the long-standing European immigration countries. Nonetheless, very little is known about the integration of past and recent waves of immigrantion in the Austrian labor market. The study aims to fill this knowledge gap by providing comprehensive and reliable evidence about the labor market situation of different groups of migrants over time, by analyzing labor market flows and comparing the labor market integration of different waves and groups of immigrants against the contextual backdrop of overall socioeconomic and employment conditions (labor demand), and the evolvement of individual background characteristics of the workforce as a whole.

    Activity and Inactivity of migrant workers in Austria

    Principal Investigator, funded by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection 01-2017 to 12-2017, EUR 35,000

    Co-funding to the aforementioned OeNB-project to specifically analyse inequalities in labour market participation among migrant workers according to gender and nationality of origin.

    Past projects (selection)

    The effects of education, skills and motivation on the status attainment process: An international model

    Principal Investigator, funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB, No. 16045) 07-2014 to 12-2015 EUR 83,000

    The study extends the conventional status attainment model by including information on educational careers, learning motivation and adult skills. In order to bring in the cross-country perspective in the status attainment process, the aim is to develop a two-level model and regress social status on both individual- and country-level variables simultaneously. The study employs the OECD survey on adult skills (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, PIAAC).

    Job Polarisation on the Austrian Labour Market

    Project member, funded by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection 01-2016 to 12-2016

    Drawing on recent studies that find evidence for job polarisation in Western European countries between 1993 and 2010, including Austria, the aim of this study is to scrutinise the plausibility of the polarisation hypothesis for the Austrian labour market. We use an alternative classification of occupations based on the empirical wage structure observed in Austria. Findings are discussed within the frameworks of skill-biased and routine-biased technological change.

     

    Summer term 2017

    Labour market sociology (Course held in German), MA level,
    University of Vienna, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics

    Winter term 2016

    Labour market sociology (Course held in German), MA level,
    University of Vienna, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics