Studies in economics and sociology at the University of Graz.
After the degree in economics (1992) postgraduate course in sociology at the IHS. Since 1994 member of the academic staff at the IHS, specialized in employment, education and training.
Scientific awards and honours:
Käthe-Leichter-Preis assigned by Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour (2007);
Johanna Dohnal-Förderpreis for the dissertation „Von Frauenförderung zu Gender Mainstreaming – Gleichstellung in der Arbeitsmarktpolitik“ (2006);
Award of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) for the diploma thesis ”Bevölkerungsprobleme in Entwicklungsländern unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Status von Frauen” (1993)
Labour market research: especially evaluation of labour market policy measures and programmes, structural analysis, development of indicators, interfaces between labour market and education
Gender studies: Gender equality policy, employment situation of women, interfaces between paid and unpaid employment, family and sociopolitical framework conditions of employment and the educational system
Combination of qualitiative and quantitative methods