My work focuses on the societal and individual consequences of demographic ageing. In addition, I also explore the interaction between individuals and the welfare state in general. I research, for example, retirement preferences and expectations, retirement transitions, generational conflicts, social inequalities in later life and their origins in the life-course, welfare state attitudes, and ageism. Most of my work is comperative with a focus on Europe and I use advanced quantitative methods. In addition, I also do a bit of political science when exploring risk attitudes of politicians.
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My research has been published in scientific journals and books. It has won awards from the Association for Demography e.V., German Public Pension, the German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the European Commission, and the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing as well as from the Foundation for the Right of Future Generations.
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