Short CV/Education and training

    Study of Political Science, Theology and German literature (with courses in political economy and state law) at Bonn University (Germany), Innsbruck University (Austria) and the Hebrew University Jerusalem (Israel)

    Magistra Artium (M.A.) of Bonn University (main subject: Political Science)

Selected publications

  • Frericks, P. (2013), Strengthening market principles in welfare institutions: How hybrid pension systems impact on social-risk spreading, Journal of Social Policy 42, 4: 665 – 683.

  • Frericks, P. & Maier, R. (2012), European Capitalist Welfare Societies. The Challenge of Sustainability. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Frericks, P. (2010), Capitalist welfare societies’ trade-off between economic efficiency and social solidarity, European Societies 13, 5: 719-741.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Research project Individualization of the social citizen in the welfare state: developments and contradictions in Europe (INDIV), Fritz Thyssen Foundation

  • Research within the European research project Impact of local welfare systems on female labour force participation and social cohesion (FLOWS), 7th EU-FP, Member of the German team (University of Hamburg) and work package co-lead

  • Research within the Network of Excellence Reconciling Work and Welfare in European Societies (RECWOWE), 6th EU-FP, Member of the German team (University of Hamburg)

  • Research within the European research project Employees' resources and social rights in Europe (RESORE), 5th EU-FP, Member of the Dutch team (Utrecht University)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • DGS: Member of different sections of the German Sociological Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie): Social Policy, Social Indicators, Ageing Societies, Economic Sociology

  • ESA: Member of the European Sociological Association

  • ISA: Member of the International Sociological Association

  • SASE: Member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics

Media coverage

  • Interviews for various media: TV, newspapers, internet media, radio


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