Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 2000
    Studied sociology, French philology and philosophy in Bonn and Düsseldorf, Germany, and Brussels, Belgium

  • 2000
    Magister Artium degree (MA) in sociology (minoring in French philology and philosophy)

  • 2001 – 2006
    Research and teaching post in the research group "Ageing and the life course", Institute of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2007
    Doctorate (Dr phil.)

  • 2007
    Postdoc "Patterns, causes and consequences of inequalities in health of the older population", University of Manchester, UK

  • 2007 – 2010
    Research Fellow in the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester

  • Since 2010
    Head of the junior research group "Paid work beyond retirement age in Germany and the UK", Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS), University of Bremen (probably until 2015)

Selected publications

  • Scherger, S. (Hrsg.): Paid work beyond pension age. Comparative perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 2015.

  • Hokema, A., Scherger, S.: Working pensioners in Germany and the UK: Quantitative and qualitative evidence on gender, marital status and the reasons for working. In: Journal of Population Ageing 1-2(9), 2016. S. 91-111.

  • Scherger, S., May, V., Nazroo, J.: Work and family trajectories: Changes across cohorts born in the first half of the 20th century. In: Journal of Population Ageing 1-2(9), 2016. S. 131-155.

  • Scherger, S.: Zwischen Privileg und Bürde. Erwerbstätigkeit jenseits der Rentengrenze in Deutschland und Großbritannien. In: Zeitschrift für Sozialreform 2(59), 2013. S. 137-166.

  • Scherger, S., Nazroo, J., Higgs, P.: Leisure activities and retirement: Do structures of inequality change in older age? In: Ageing and Society 1(31), 2011. S. 146-172.

  • Scherger, S., Savage, M.: Cultural transmission, educational attainment and social mobility. In: Sociological Review 3(58), 2010. S. 406-428.

  • Scherger, S.: Social change and the timing of family transitions in West Germany. In: Time and Society 1(18), 2009. S. 106-129.

  • Scherger, S.: Destandardisierung, Differenzierung, Individualisierung. Westdeutsche Lebensläufe im Wandel. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2007.

Selected projects

  • Emmy Noether junior research group "Paid work beyond retirement age in Germany and the UK", 2010 – 2016


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