IHS - People

People at IHS in alphabetical order:

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nadia Steiber

    • in_Equality and Education
    +43 1 59991 194
  • intergenerational social mobility, life course, well-being and health, quality of work, work motivation, labour supply, youth unemployment, gender division of work, motherhood penalty, work-life balance, retirement decisions, ageing societies.

  • Bild Nadia Steiber
  • Nadia is Professor of Social Stratification and Quantitative Methods at the Department of Sociology of the University of Vienna and since October 2020 Fellow at the IHS. From 2018-2020 she worked as a Senior Researcher at the IHS. Nadia holds a doctoral degree from Nuffield College, Oxford University (sociology, DPhil, 2007). From 2013 to 2017, she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economic Sociology of the University of Vienna. From 2009 to 2012, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy (Max Weber Programme & Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship). 


    Steiber N / Haas B (Forthcoming) 'Working conditions and retirement preferences: The role of health and subjective age as mediating variables in the association of poor job quality with early retirement'. In: Burnay N / Krekula C / Ogg J / Vendramin P (eds): Older workers and exclusion processes on the labour market: a life course perspective. Life Course Research and Social Policies, Springer

    Mühlböck M / Steiber N / Kittel B (2020) 'Learning to keep the faith? Further education and perceived employability among young unemployed.' Economic and Industrial Democracy. Online First: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143831X20944211

    Mühlböck M / Kalleitner F / Steiber N / Kittel B (2020) 'Information, Reflection, and Successful Job Search: A Nudging Experiment. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3576740

    Steiber N (2019) 'Intergenerational educational mobility and health satisfaction across the life course: Does the long arm of childhood conditions only become visible later in life?'. Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 242, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112603

    Tosun J, et al., Steiber N (2019) 'Perceived Economic Self-Sufficiency: A Country- and Generation-Comparative Approach. European Political Science, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 510-331. DOI: 10.1057/s41304-018-0186-3

    Steiber N and Haas B (2018) 'Too Much or too Little Work? Couples' Actual and Preferred Employment Patterns and Work Hours Mismatches in Europe'. Journal of Family Research, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 269-292. DOI: 10.3224/zff.v30i3.03

    Schuck B and Steiber N (2018) 'Does Intergenerational Educational Mobility Shape the Well-Being of Young Europeans? Evidence from the European Social Survey'. Social Indicators Research, Vol. 139, No. 3, pp. 1237-55. Open Access.

    Steiber N and Kohli M (2017) 'You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Actual and Preferred Ages of Retirement in Europe'. Ageing & Society, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 352-385. DOI:10.1017/S0144686X15001130

    Mühlböck M, Steiber N and Kittel B (2017) 'Less Supervision, More Satisficing? Comparing Completely Self-Administered Web-Surveys and Interviews Under Controlled Conditions'. Statistics, Politics and Policy, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 13-28. DOI: 10.1515/spp-2017-0005

    Steiber N (2016) 'Strong or Weak Handgrip? Normative Reference Values for the German Population across the Life Course Stratified by Sex, Age, and Body Height'. PLoS ONE, Vol. 11, No. 10. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0163917

    Steiber N, Berghammer C, Haas B (2016) 'Contextualizing the Education Effect on Women’s Employment: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis'. Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 78, No. 1: pp. 246-261. DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12256

    Steiber N (2015) 'Population Aging at Cross-Roads: Diverging Secular Trends in Average Cognitive Functioning and Physical Health in the Older Population of Germany'. PLoS ONE Vol. 10, No. 8.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136583

    Bordone V, Scherbov S, Steiber N (2015) 'Smarter Every Day: The Deceleration of Population Ageing in Terms of Cognition'. Intelligence, Vol. 52, pp.90-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2015.07.005

    Dieckhoff M, Gash V, Steiber N (2015) 'Measuring the Effect of Institutional Change on Gender Inequality in the Labour Market'. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Vol. 39, pp. 59–75. DOI: 10.1016/j.rssm.2014.12.001

    Steiber N and Pichler F (2015) 'Trends in Work Stress and Exhaustion in Advanced Economies'. Social Indicators Research, Vol. 121, No. 1, pp. 215-239. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-014-0633-7

    Muttarak R, Steiber N, Gallus S (2015) 'Smoking ban in Austria: a long overdue step but still a lot to be done'. The Lancet, Vol. 385, No. 9972, pp. 941-942. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60521-9

    Steiber N and Haas B (2015) 'Overworked or Underemployed? Actual and Preferred Household Employment Patterns in the Context of the Economic Crisis'. VID Working Paper No. 07/2015.

    Eichhorst W, Boeri T, De Coen A, Galasso V, Kendzia M, Steiber N (2014) How to Combine the Entry of Young People in the Labour Market with the Retention of Older Workers? The IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, Vol 19, No. 3, pp. 1-23.DOI: 10.1186/2193-9012-3-19

    Steiber N (2014) 'Aging Workers and the Quality of Life'. In: Michalos, A. C. (ed). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 111-116.

    Steiber N (2014) 'Retirement Effects, Quality of Life'.In: Michalos, A. C. (ed). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 5555-9.

    Steiber N (2013) 'Economic Downturn and Work Motivation'. In: Gallie, D. (ed). Economic Crisis, Quality of Work and Social Integration: The European Experience. Oxford University Press, pp. 195-228.

    Dieckhoff M and Steiber N (2012) 'Institutional Reforms and Age-Graded Labour Market Inequalities in Europe'. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 97-119. DOI: 10.1177/0020715212452285

    Steiber N and Haas B (2012) 'State of the Art. Advances in Explaining Women's Employment Patterns'. Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 343-367. DOI: 10.1093/ser/mwr039

    Steiber N (2011) 'Review Article: Gøsta Esping-Andersen: The Incomplete Revolution. Adapting to Women’s New Roles'. Czech Sociological Review, Vol. 3, pp. 591-593.

    Dieckhoff M and Steiber N (2011) 'A Re-Assessment of Common Theoretical Approaches to Explain Gender Differences in Continuing Training Participation'. British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 49, pp. s135-s157.

    Steiber N and Haas B (2010) 'Begrenzte Wahl – Gelegenheits-strukturen und Erwerbsmuster in Paarhaushalten im europäischen Vergleich' [Structures of Opportunity and Employment Patterns in European Couple Households]. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Empirische Sozialforschung, Vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 247-276.

    Steiber N and Haas B (2009) ‘Ideals or Compromises? The Attitude-Behaviour Relationship in Mothers’ Employment’. Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 639-668.

    Steiber N (2009) 'Reported Levels of Time-based and Strain-based Conflict Between Work and Family Roles in Europe: A Multilevel Approach'. Social Indicators Research, Vol. 93, No. 3, pp. 469-488.

    Steiber N (2008) 'How Many Hours Would You Want to Work a Week?’ Job Quality and the Omitted Variables Bias in Labour Supply Models. SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research, Paper No. 121, Berlin, August 2008.

    Scherer S and Steiber N (2007) 'Work and Family in Conflict? The Impact of Work Demands on Family Life in Six European Countries'. In Gallie, D. (ed.); Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 137-78.

    Haas B, Steiber N, Hartel M, Wallace C (2006) 'Household Employment Patterns in an Enlarged European Union'. Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 751-771.


    Current projects at the IHS

    The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing labour market crisis for the Austrian population

    Within this project original survey data has been collected in June 2020 (N=2,000 persons aged 20-64) with the aim to study the implications of the pandemic on the livelihood of families, on family relations, working conditions, mental well-being, and the perception of the contagion risk at the work place in different sections of the workforce. Research project funded by the Vienna Chamber of Labour, the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, and the Institute for Advanced Studies (PI: Nadia Steiber).


    Winter term 2020

    230013 VO Multivariate Methods

    230070UE Specific Multivariate Methods of Analysis in the Social Sciences