Main research areas

Current research activities focus social networks and friendship, social participation and productive aging, age boundaries and the institutionalized life course, aging and technology, intergenerational relations within the family and in society (e.g., transfers and bequests, crowding out vs. crowding in), and social security in Germany. 

A special subject relates to Sub-Saharan Africa, where we jointly develop research methods competencies in Tanzania (for example, by studying crowding out vs. crowding in). With the help of a strcutured partnership (financed by the German Academic Exchange Service), we develop courses and workshops at post-graduate levels. 

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