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Petra Sauer is LIS2ER Tony Atkinson research fellow at the Luxembourg Institute for Socio-economic Research (LISER) and the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). She is also a fellow of the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) and an affiliated scholar of the Individual in the Labour Market (ILM) Reading Group (Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge) as well as the Institute Economics of Inequality (INEQ, Vienna University of Economics and Business). She obtained her PhD in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2015.
In her research, Petra is concerned with the causes and consequences of social and economic inequalities which stem from unequal educational opportunities and labour market experiences across socio-economic groups. She is particularly interested in the inequality implications of higher education expansion in high-income countries, comparative political economy of higher education systems, and the transformation of work and employment. Her research has been published, among others, in the Review of Income and Wealth and the Journal of Economic Surveys. In 2018, she obtained the Kurt-Rotschild award for her effort to disseminate scientific findings to a broader public audience.
Economics and business, PhD, Macro-economic consequences of educational (in)equality, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Award Date: 21 Sept 2016
Research associate, Luxembourg Income Study (LIS)
Research associate, Vienna University of Economics and Business
- H Social Sciences
- Socio-economic inequality
- Political economy
- Social policy
- Working conditions
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Alieva, A., Van Kerm, P., Valentova, M., Bousselin, A., Kyzyma, I., Peluso, E., Sauer, P., Valentova, M., Hadjar, A., Erzinger, A., Kogan, I., Bolligs, S., Vasquez Cupeiro, S., Scherer, J., Toom, A., Robert, P., Smyth, E., Dumcius, R., Jobst, S. & Skrobanek, J.
1/03/21 → 1/03/24
1/01/20 → 31/12/25
Peluso, E., Van Kerm, P., Bousselin, A., Alieva, A., Verheyden, B., Licheron, J., Sauer, P., Olivera, J., Paccoud, A., Theloudis, A., Gorczynska-Angiulli, M., Fallucchi, F., Görges, L. & Chabé-Ferret, B.
1/07/20 → 30/06/21
The role of overeducation and horizontal mismatch for gender inequalities in labor income of higher education graduates in EuropePassaretta, G., Sauer, P., Schwabe, U. & Weßling, K., Mar 2023, In: Research in Comparative and International Education. 18, 1, p. 123-146 24 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Sauer, P., Rehm, M. & Mader, K., 5 Mar 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics. Zimmermann, K. F. (ed.). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG, p. 1-24 24 p. (Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review