Another article written together with Sebastian Koos! Here we look at sociodemographic and socioeconomic inequalities in network changes over the course of the pandemic. Published in Frontiers in Sociology
And we have a new wave of data, so an update of the findings can be heard at SASE conference in Amsterdam in July 2022!
I am excited to have joined the Executive Committee of the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz.
New article with Sebastian Koos out in Social Indicators Research, where we investigate the need and receipt of informal help during the Covid-19 pandemic.
New Zukunftskolleg annual report out. I have two pages dedicated to my research
I received my PhD from the University of Zürich in 2017. In my dissertation, I looked at intergenerational relationships in young adulthood, based on a Swiss longitudinal study (TREE - Transitions from Education to Employment). From 2017 until March 2020, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology at the University of Konstanz, working in a DFG-funded project.
Currently I am holding a Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Konstanz. I am working independently on a number of projects and topics, collaborating locally, nationally and internationally with renowned scholars in my field. I am also a Co-PI in the project "Covid-19 Policies for Gender Equality (CoPE)" at the University of Konstanz' Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality".
My research interests broadly center around the topics of Life Course, the Reconciliation of Paid Employment and Unpaid Family Work, as well as Social and Gender Inequalities therein. Of course, as a sociologist, I am also interested in how the context moderates these linkages and inequalities. I am particularly interested in how the different European Welfare Policy Regimes but also Social Norms affect individuals' life course developments and decisions, and thereby contribute to widening or narrowing inequalities. My analytical approach can best be described as theory-driven quantitative research. I mainly use large secondary data, such as SHARE, EU-SILC or GSOEP, but I am also involved in collecting data here at the University of Konstanz. My modelling approach often lies in examining the interactions between Micro and Macro, exploiting variation within individuals over time or between individuals in different contexts, or applying experimental and quasi-experimental designs. I am also very interested in sociological theories and theory development, and I love to read smart books that take truly interdisciplinary and novel perspectives on societal development, intelligence or decision making.
Privately, I enjoy vegan cooking, taking long walks or foggy morning runs in the foresty hills behind my house, discovering new music and figuring out seemingly undoable moves at boulder blocks. I am also trying to learn Dutch and keep up with the questions about science, our relation to the planet we happen to live on, music, and robotics, that my 10-year old constantly challenges me with.
If you are interested to find out more about my research, please visit the site with my research projects or get in touch. You can find my CV including a list of my publications and grant proposals here
Research Interests and Projects
Below you find an overview of my research structured broadly in six topics. Click on the respective image to find a brief description of the project(s), information about my co-authors, and publications.
Journal Articles (peer reviewed)
Bertogg, Ariane, Sebastian Koos. 2022. "The Making and Breaking of Social Ties During the Pandemic. Socio-Economic Position, Demographic Characteristics, and Changes in Social Networks". Frontiers in Sociology, doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2022.837968
Bertogg, Ariane, Sebastian Koos. 2022. "Who receives social support during the Covid-19 pandemic: Life course and pandemic-specific risks and social networks". Social Indicators Research, doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-022-02890-0
Bertogg, Ariane. (forthcoming) "Needs or Obligations? Childcare Policies, Family Norms, and Grandparents’ Labour Market Participation". Journal of European Social Policy (in press)
Bertogg, Ariane, Kulic, Nevena, Strauß, Susanne. 2021. "Protected through part-time work? Employment, domestic responsibilities, and changes in life satisfaction of women during the COVID-19 pandemic". Social Politics, doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/sp/jxab048
Bertogg, Ariane, Anja Leist. 2021. “Partnership and Cognitive Aging in Europe: Mediating Factors and Social Stratification”. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Social Sciences, 76(6), 1173–1185.
Bertogg, Ariane, Sebastian Koos. 2021. “Social inequality and local solidarity in times of crises. The Covid-19 Pandemic and the emergence of informal helping arrangements in Germany”. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 74 (August 2021), 1-15
Ariane Bertogg, Susanne Strauss, Leen Vandecasteele. 2021. “Linked lives, linked retirement? Relative income differences within couples and gendered retirement decisions in Europe”. Advances in Life Course Research, 47 (March 2021), 1-11.
Ariane Bertogg, Tiziana Nazio, Susanne Strauss. 2020. “Work–family balance in the second half of life: Caregivers' decisions regarding retirement and working time reduction in Europe”. Social Policy and Administration, 55(3): 485-500.
Ariane Bertogg, Christian Imdorf, Christer Hyggen, Dimitrios Parsanoglou, Rumiana Stoilova. 2020. “Early job insecurity and gender discrimination in the hiring for skilled mechanics and IT workers. A factorial survey experiment with recruiters in Bulgaria, Greece, Norway and Switzerland“. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 72: 261–289.
Klaus Preisner, Franz Neuberger, Ariane Bertogg, Julia Schaub. 2020. “Closing the Happiness Gap. The Decline of Gendered Parenthood Norms and the Increase in Parental Life Satisfaction”. Gender & Society, 34(1): 31-55.
Bertogg, Ariane, Susanne Strauss. 2019. “Spousal Caregiving Arrangements in Europe. The role of Gender, Socio-Economic Status and the Welfare State”. Ageing & Society, 40(4): 735-758.
Bertogg, Ariane. 2018. “Regional Chances, Regional Constraints? Young Adults’ Transitions and Intergenerational Ties in Regional Context”. Emerging Adulthood, 8(2): 159-167.
Bertogg, Ariane, Marc Szydlik. 2016. "The Closeness of Young Adults’ Relationships with their Parents”, Swiss Journal of Sociology, 42(1): 41-59.
Contribution in Volumes, Non-Peer-Reviewed Articles, Book Reviews
Bertogg, Ariane. 2017. “Emanuela Chiapparini: The Service User as a Partner in Social Work Projects and Education. Concepts and Evaluations of Courses with a Gap-Mending Approach in Europe“, Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation, 37(1): 95-97. (book review)
Bertogg, Ariane. 2017. „Trennung und die Beziehung zum Vater“. In: Geschlossene Gesellschaften. Verhandlungen des 38. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (Ed.: Stephan Lessenich), 12 pages. (contribution in volume)
Bertogg, Ariane, and Anja Leist. Gender Gaps in Cognitive Decline in Context: The Role of Structural Gender Inequalities and Gendered Life Courses (European Journal of Ageing – under review)
Bellani, Luna, Bertogg, Ariane, Nevena Kulic, and Susanne Strauß. How do Gender and Social Inequality Affect Agreement to School and Childcare Closures? A Survey Experiment (Journal of the Economics of the Household – under review)
Bertogg, Ariane, and Jason Settels. Dependent on One’s Past? How Lifetime Employment Shapes Later Life Work-Care Reconciliation (Work, Ageing and Retirement – under review)
Work in progress
Piolatto, Matteo, Ariane Bertogg, Mara Yerkes, and Susanne Strauss. All Stressed Out? The Role of Education and Employment for Women’s Wellbeing during the Covid-19 Pandmic
Bertogg, Ariane and Giulia Dotti Sani. Back to Normal? Changes in Couples’ Breadwinning Arrangements During the Covid-19 Pandemic in Three European Countries
Bertogg, Ariane, Tiziana Nazio and Matteo Piolatto. Who has been hit the most? Changes in affective well-being due to the Covid-19 pandemic in three European countries
Bertogg, Ariane and Diana Galos. Double Disadvantage. The Role of Institutional Contexts and Socioeconomic Status in Intergenerational Time and Money Transfers
Bertogg, Ariane, and Ginevra Floridi. Pressured to Care Alone or Sharing the Burden? How Social Norms Influence the Choice of Caregiving Arrangements
Settels, Jason, and Ariane Bertogg. Mental Health Vulnerabilities During Covid-19 in Ageing Societies. A European Comparison
Bertogg, Ariane, and Christian Imdorf. Leaving the Parental Home. The Role of Regional Educatoin Opportunities and Individual Educational Decisions
Bertogg, Ariane, Luna Bellani, Nevena Kulic, and Susanne Strauß. Local School and Childcare Closures and German Parents’ Well-Being. Investigating Reconciliation Issues one Year into the Pandemic
Bertogg, Ariane, and Christian Deindl. Sociohistoric Context and Later Life Cognitive Health: The Role of Societal Crises and Accumulated Resources Across The Life Course
Bertogg, Ariane. 2017. Zwischen Autonomie und Verbundenheit. Junge Erwachsene und ihre Eltern. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 200 pages. (monograph)
Research Reports and Public Outreach
Busemeyer, Marius, Diehl, Claudia, Wöhler, Thomas, Bertogg, Ariane, Strauss, Susanne, Kulic, Nevena, and Wolter, Felix. 2021. "Die Pandemie trifft nicht alle gleich. Policy Paper über strukturelle Ungleichheit und politisches Vertrauen in der Coronakrise". The Cluster of Excellence „The Politics of Inequality”. Policy Paper
Bertogg, Ariane. Strauß, Susanne. 2021. “Geschlechterungleichheiten in Zeiten von Corona. Auswirkungen der Pandemie auf Hausarbeit, Kinderbetreuung und Lebenszufriedenheit” (Gender inequalities in times of Corona. Consequences of the pandemic for housework, childcare and life satisfaction). In_equality (Magazin des Exzellenzclusters “The Politics of Inequality”)
Sebastian Koos, Ariane Bertogg. 2020. „Lokale Solidarität während der Corona-Krise: Wer gibt und wer erhält informelle Hilfe in Deutschland?“ (Local solidarity during the Corona crisis: Who gives and who receives informal help in Germany?), Research Report
Ariane Bertogg, Tiziana Nazio, Susanne Strauss. 2019. “Work-Family Balance in the Second Half of Life”. Population Europe, Digest
Ariane Bertogg, Thomas Hinz, Judith Kunz. 2019. „KONSTANZER BÜRGERBEFRAGUNG 2018. Einschätzungen zur Digitalisierung, Rückschau auf das Konziljubiläum und die Nutzung der Strandbäder in Konstanz“ (Annual Report). Statistik Bericht 3/2019. Research Report (open access)
Ariane Bertogg. 2019. „Wohnortwahl beim Arbeitsmarkteintritt. Eine Befragung unter Studierenden in der Bodenseeregion“ (Choice of Place of Residence at the Transition to the Labour Markt: A Survey among Students in the Lake Constance Region). DenkRaumBodensee, Research Report
Bertogg, Ariane, Susanne Strauss. 2019. “Spousal Caregiving Arrangements in Europe”. The SHARE Blog
Fall term 2022: "Class and Gender Inequalities in a Comparative Perspective" Seminar, BA/MA, University of Zurich
Spring term 2020: „Begleitseminar zur Vorlesung: Grundbegriffe der Soziologie“. 2 seminars, Bachelor, 6 ECTS, University of Luzern
Winter term 2019: „Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie“. Seminar, Bachelor, 3/6 ECTS, University of Konstanz (co-teaching)
Winter term 2018: „Berufliche Unsicherheiten beim Arbeitsmarkteinstieg“. Student Research Seminar, Bachelor, University of Konstanz
Fall term 2017: „Statistik II“. Lecture, Bachelor, Universität Zürich (co-teaching) / „Science & Fiction“. Literature course, Bachelor, University of Zurich (co-teaching)
Spring term 2017: „Solidarität“. Seminar, 4 ECTS, Universität Zürich
Spring term 2016: „Lost in Transition. Erwachsenwerden als „ewigec Hürde?“. Seminar, Bachelor, 4 ECTS, Universität Zürich
Fall term 2015: „Rollentheorien: Gender and more“. Seminar, 4 ECTS, Universität Zürich
Fall term 2014: „Die soziale Wahrnehmung von Risiken und Katastrophen“. Seminar, 4 ECTS, Universität Zürich
Sprin term 2013: Student Teaching Assistant/Tutor „Proseminar zur soziologischen Forschung“ (Prof. Dr. Katja Rost), Universität Zürich
Supervision of theses
Moreover, I have successfully supervised several Bachelor and Master theses at the Universities of Konstanz and Zurich, with the following topics: Job Choice Motives of Teachers, Generation and Identity among Italian Migrants of the First and Second Generation in Switzerland, Migration and Early Career Success, Labour Market Discrimination, Life Satisfaction in Old Age.
Higher Education Didactics Certificate
From 2015 until 2017, I attended postgraduate education and attained a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Higher Education Didactics (12 ECTS), which I finished successfully with a research paper on SoTL and a teaching portfolio.
Get in touch
Dr. Ariane Bertogg
University of Konstanz
Department of Sociology &
P.O. Box 216
Follow me on Twitter: @ariane_bertogg