Prof. Dr. Susanne Strauß

Photo: Inka Reiter

Box: 26
Phone: +49 7531 88-3952
Room: F 514
Email: Susanne.Strauss@uni-konstanz.de

  

 

Office hours

Lecture period / winter semester 2022-2023:

Monday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm by appointment via email.

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Research interests

The Working Group „Sociology with a Focus on Gender Studies“ concentrates on the following topics in research and teaching: 1) gender inequalities in the labour market and educational system; 2) cross-country comparisons regarding the division of labour between couples in paid employment and unpaid work (i.e. care work at home or volunteering in the community).

  

Publications

Haupt Andreas, Strauß Susanne (2022). Long-Term Trends in the Gender Income Gap within Couples: West Germany, 1978–2011, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, 2022;, jxac019, https://doi.org/10.1093/sp/jxac019

Galos, Diana Roxana, Strauss, Susanne (2022). Why do women opt for gender-atypical fields of study? The increasing role of income motivation over time. Higher Educationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-022-00866-0

Bertogg, Ariane, Kulic, Nevena, Strauss, Susanne (2021): Protected through Part-time Employment? Labor Market Status, Domestic Responsibilities, and the Life Satisfaction of German Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, online first, https://doi.org/10.1093/sp/jxab048

Meyer, Jasmin, Leuze, Kathrin, Strauß, Susanne (2021): Individual Achievement, Person-Major Fit, or Social Expectations: Why Do Students Switch Majors in German Higher Education?, in: Research in Higher Education,  online first, doi: 10.1007/s11162-021-09650-y

Strauß, Susanne, (2021). Multiple engagement : the relationship between informal care-giving and formal volunteering among Europe's 50+ population. In: Ageing and Society. Cambridge University Press (CUP). 41(7), pp. 1562-1586. ISSN 0144-686X. eISSN 1469-1779. Available under: doi: 10.1017/S0144686X19001764

Bertogg, Ariane, Strauß, Susanne, Vandecasteele, Leen (2020): Linked lives, linked retirement? Relative income differences within couples and gendered retirement decisions in Europe, in: Advances in Life Course Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2020.100380

Bertogg, Ariane, Nazio,Tiziana, Strauß, Susanne (2020): Work–family balance in the second half of life: Caregivers' decisions regarding retirement and working time reduction in Europe, in: Social Policy & Administration, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12662

Kulic, Nevena, Dotti Sani, Giulia, Strauß, Susanne, Bellani, Luna (2020): Economic Disturbances in the COVID-19 Crisis and their Gendered Impact on Unpaid Activities in Germany and Italy, in: European Societies , online first: https://doi.org/10.1080/14616696.2020.1828974

Bertogg, Ariane, Strauß, Susanne (2020): Spousal care-giving arrangements in Europe. The role of gender, socio-economic status and the welfare state, in: Ageing & Society, Vol. 40(4): 735-758. doi: 10.1017/S0144686X18001320

Strauß, Susanne (2019). Multiple engagement: The relationship between informal care-giving and formal volunteering among Europe's 50 population. Ageing and Society, 1-25. doi: 10.1017/S0144686X19001764

Meyer Jasmin /Strauß Susanne (2019). The influence of gender composition in a field of study on students’ dropout of higher education, in: European Journal of Education, online first doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ejed.12357

Strauß, Susanne/Trommer, Kathrin (2018): Productive ageing regimes in Europe: welfare state typologies explaining elderly Europeans' participation in paid and unpaid work.  Journal of Population Ageing, 11 (4), pp. 311-328. DOI: 10.1007/s12062-017-9184-4
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Leuze, Kathrin/Strauß, Susanne (2016): Why do occupations dominated by women pay less? How 'female-typical' work tasks and working-time arrangments affect the gender wage gap among higher education graduates. In: Work, employment and society, vol. 30(5), pp. 802-820LINK KOPS Uni Konstanz

Leuze, Kathrin/Strauß, Susanne (2014): Female-Typical Subjects and Their Effect on Wage Inequalities among Higher Education Graduates in Germany. In: European Societies, vol. 16, No. 2, Special Issue "School-to-Work Transitions", pp. 275-298. ⇒ LINK KOPS Uni Konstanz

Strauß, Susanne (2014): Ehrenamt. In: Günter Endruweit/Gisela Trommsdorff/Nicole Burzan (Eds.): Wörterbuch der Soziologie. UTB. Konstanz/München: UVK Verlagsgesellschaft, p. 85. ⇒ LINK KOPS Uni Konstanz

Strauß, Susanne/Leuze, Kathrin (2013): Further education of higher education graduates - the more, the better?, in: European Journal of Education, vol. 48 (3), pp.436-453 ⇒ LINK KOPS Uni Konstanz

Frommert, Dina/Strauß, Susanne (2013): Biografische Einflussfaktoren auf den Gender Pension Gap - ein Kohortenvergleich für Westdeutschland, in: Journal for Labour Market Research, vol. 46 (2), pp.145-166 ⇒ LINK KOPS Uni Konstanz

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Employment

10/2014 - present
Professor for Sociology with a Focus on Gender Studies (W3), University of Konstanz

04-09/2014
Principle investigator of the DFG funded project on: Productive Ageing in Europe: The importance of waged work, family work and volunteering, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

03/2007 – 03/2014
Researcher/assistant professor of sociology at the Institute of Sociology, University of Tuebingen

04-09/2013
Substitute junior professor of demography, Humboldt University Berlin

10/2012 – 03/2013
Guest researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Research Unit German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)

Education

2007   
PhD in Sociology (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), University of Bremen, Germany

2003          
M.A. (Diplom) of Psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany

2002                        
MSc of Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), Great Britain

Scholarships and awards

2005                  
Marie Curie Fellowship, Centre for Comparative Research in Social Welfare, University of Stirling, UK

2004   
German Student Award “Market Myth? The Economic, Legal and Social Organization of the World of Work” of the Körber Foundation (2nd place), Hamburg, Germany

2003–2007  
PhD scholarship Hans Böckler Foundation

1995–2003   
Student scholarship Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst