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Cultural&Institutional Change

Ongoing Research Projects

  • ANR France research project Aurelia – Autonomy Regimes in Long-Term Care Arrangements: Instrumentation and Territories – Project coordinator with Loïc Trabut (Ined). International research project: Germany (Universität Hamburg, PI Prof. Dr. Birgit Pfau-Effinger), UK (LSE), Japan (Doshisha University), Canada (Concordia University), and French partners (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, Buc-Ressources, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales, Fondation France-Japon EHESS, Lise-Cnam-CNRS). 2023-2028.

  • EU Project „Closing gaps in social citizenship. New tools to foster social resilience in Europe“ (EUROSHIP), in Horizon 2020, co-ordinated by Prof. Dr. Rune Halvorsen, the Oslo Metropolitan University, with research teams from 8 European countries, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sitzerland; Prof. Dr. Birgit Pfau-Effinger Leader of WP7/German Team, 2/2020 - 7/2023.

  • Chair of a DFG-funded research project group ‘Strengthening of Economic Principles and Mismatch in Institutional Settings’ OIKON (German Research Council), University of Hamburg and University of Leipzig, 1.479.000 Euro, 2014-2017

  • Research Project funded by the Norwegian Research Council ‘Part-time careers in Norway – the end of normalization? Women’s working time adaptation in a longitudinal perspective’, Fafo, Institute for Applied Social Science, Oslo, co-ordinated by Heidi Nicolaisen (International Partner), 2014-2016

  • Research Project of the German Research Council (DFG): Institutional Framework of senior care by family members between market logic and family solidarity – conditions for institutional incomplementarity, Principal Investigator, 353.303 Euro, 2014-2017

  • Collaborative Research Program NICE Welfare  "Narratives, Indicators and Concepts in Changing European Welfare Societies"

  • Institutionelle Rahmung familialer Pflege zwischen Marktlogik und Familiensolidarität“ (FAMICAP)

Main Research Areas

  • Theoretical Approaches and Methods of Comparative Sociology

  • Relationship of Institutional Change and Cultural Change

  • Comparative Research on Welfare States and Welfare Cultures

  • Comparative Research on Family Policies and Family Structures

  • Gender Arrangements and Gender Cultures

  • Conditions and Forms of Labour Market Integration

  • Comparative Analyses of the Informal Sector and Undeclared Work