IHS - People

People at IHS in alphabetical order:

  • Dr. Nadia Steiber

    • in_Equality and Education
    +43 1 59991 194
  • social mobility and well-being, quality of work, work motivation and labour supply, youth unemployment, retirement decisions, ageing societies, the social consequences of economic downturn, work-family links, work-life balance, women's work and employment

  • Bild Nadia Steiber
  • Nadia joined the IHS in 2018. She holds a masters degree from the University of Vienna (sociology, Mag.rer.soc.oec, 2001) and 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). Nadia is also a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where she carries out research on inequalities in health and ageing within the ERC Re-Ageing Project.

  • Schuck B and Steiber N (2017) 'Does Intergenerational Educational Mobility Shape the Well-Being of Young Europeans? Evidence from the European Social Survey'. Social Indicators Research. Online First, 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, Online First Ahead of Print. 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 IHS

    Labor market integration of migrants in Austria (LIMA)

    Project member, 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

    Project member, 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.


    Winter term 2017/18

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