Selected publications

  • Amacker, Michèle, Monica Budowski und Sebastian Schief (2011). Financial Crisis and Precariousness in Chile and Costa Rica: Perceptions and Changes in Households in Precarious Prosperity. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 37(2), 341-359.

  • Budowski, Monica, Robin Tillmann, Wiebke Keim, and Michèle Amacker (2010). Conceptualising "Precarious Prosperity:" Empirical and Theoretical Elements for Debate. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 51(4), 268-288.

  • Budowski, Monica (2010). Poverty, Gender and Old Age: Pension-models in Costa Rica and Chile. In: Chant, Sylvia (ed.). The International Handbook on Gender and Poverty. Concepts, Research, Policy (226-231). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers.

  • Budowski, Monica, Michael Nollert and Chris Young (ed.) (2012). Delinquenz und Bestrafung: Diskurse, Institutionen und Strukturen Zürich: Seismo.

  • Budowski, Monica, and Michael Nollert (eds.) (2010). Soziale Ungleichheiten. Zürich: Seismo.

  • Budowski, Monica, and Michael Nollert (eds.) (2008). Soziale Gerechtigkeiten. Zürich: Seismo.

Selected projects

  • A comparative perspective on precarious prosperity and household strategies in Romania and Switzerland in times of economic strain (Swiss National Science Foundation IZERZO-141975, co-applicant), 2013 – 2015

  • Income and Wealth Inequality, Deprivation and Wellbeing in Switzerland 1990-2013 (SNFS143320, co-applicant), 2013 – 2015

  • Genderregimes: Institutionalized Inequalities. In combination with the doctoral program: "Gender: Prescripts and Transcripts" Bern und Fribourg. (SNSF PDFMP1_127306, PI), 2009 – 2013

  • A Comparative Perspective of Precarious Living Conditions: Subjective Determinants of Household Strategies in Four Countries. (SNSF 116605, PI), 2007 – 2012

  • The Swiss Household Panel Survey (SNSF), 1998 – 2004

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Research Council Member of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and member of various NF commissions, since 2008

  • Vice president of the Scientific Board of the FORS, Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences, Lausanne, 2009

  • Member of the Scientific Board of the FORS, Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences, Lausanne, 2008 – 2009

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