Main Research Interests

  • life courses
  • social policy
  • age and ageing
  • employment
  • generations
  • social inequality


Completed Research Project

Emmy Noether research group "Paid work beyond retirement age in Germany and the UK" (head of project)

The independent junior research group, funded by the German Research Foundation (from 2010 until 2017), investigated employment in pension age and after the transition to retirement in Germany and the UK. This was done on an empirical basis, applying quantitative as well as qualitative methods. In addition to paid employment beyond retirement, the framing institutions and collective discourses around work, old age and old age provision were studied as well.