Dr. S. Steinmetz (Stephanie)
Stephanie Steinmetz works as a researcher together with Kea Tijdens and Paul Wouters in the project “Improving web survey methodology for social and cultural research”. Her main tasks, on the one side, include the study of methodological issues concerning web surveys, particularly selection bias, item-non response and weighting procedures. On the other side, the project aims at monitoring the process of exploring new web technologies, and analysing their applicability within the community of web-survey researchers.
After graduation she undertook research in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘Female employment and family formation in Europe’ (FENICS) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and at the at the Institute for Demographics in Barcelona (CED). In 2004 she joined the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES, Germany) where she worked on her doctoral thesis dealing with women’s labour market participation and sex-specific occupational segregation in Europe. Moreover, she was involved in a research project concerning ethnic educational inequality among young migrants in Germany and Israel (German Israeli Research Consortium). Her main research interests are quantitative and qualitative research methods, social stratification, gender and ethnic inequalities, and comparative labour market research. She is a member of the EU-founded network EQUALSOC as well as the group ‘social stratification and mobility’ of the International Sociological Association (RC28).