Our research focuses on migration, regional mobility, and social ecology.
We are interested in what makes people leave their place of residence to live somewhere else. We understand migration as a process spanning the initial thoughts of moving, specific plans, their realization, and the results, including unintended consequences.
We also examine the determinants and consequences of long distance commuting. For example, we are interested in the effects of long distance commuting on the stability of intimate relationships and families. In this context we also examine the division of labor within the couples with respect to job and household chores as well as their use of parental and caregiver leave.
Other projects analyse the educational attainment and aspirations of primary school children in dependence of class affiliation and neighbourhood; and the determinants of a sustainable food choice in the context of values, beliefs and of media consumption.