Our research concentrates on the analysis of trajectories of employment, unemployment, and Poverty, on the examination of relations between social policy, social structure, and income distributions as well as the advancement of quantative methods of empirical social research. Examples for topics we cover in current projects are social and economic consequences of the recent recession, the development of unemployment risks, income dynamics and income inequality, and the impact of social and education policy on intergenerational mobility.
- Polarization and its discontents: does rising economic inequality undermine the foundations of liberal societies? (POLAR), European Research Council (ERC)
- Corroding the social? An empirical evaluation of the relationship between unemployment and social stratification in OECD countries (CORRODE), European Research Council (ERC)
- Firms and gender differences in job mobility: A study of the role of personnel practices and organizational context with German linked employer-employee data, DFG Priority Program 1764
- The German Labor Market in a Globalized World: Challenges through Trade, Technology and Demographics,
DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm 1764, Koordination: Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger
- Family Instability and Educational Inequality: An Empirical Study of Families’ Differential Responses across Social Backgrounds and Institutional Contexts, DFG Program “Eigene Stelle”
- Making Benefits Work. Characteristics and Effects of In-Work Benefits in Different Welfare State Contexts, DFG Program "Eigene Stelle"
- A comparative analysis of working poverty in Israel and Germany: household demographics, labor market structure and work commitment, German-Israeli Foundation for Research and Development
- Organizational Structure, Technological Change and Rising Wage Inequality in Germany: an Empirical Study Using Linked Employer-Employee Data, DFG Priority Program 1764
- To Have and to Hold: Trends in Industry Rents in Germany
LOEWE-Exzellenzzentrum Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE)