Mader Katharina

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Katharina Mader Katharina Mader

phone:    +43 1 31336 4943
office:     D4.2.175

office hours: by appointment

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Department of Economics
Building D4, 2nd floor
Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna

Short CV

In 2011 Katharina Mader started her postdoctoral position at the institute. Before that she was a project assistant and lecturer at the institute as well as at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz and the University of Klagenfurt. While working on her dissertation, she was employed at the women's department and the municipal administration of the city council of Vienna. She has received numerous prizes for her research, including the Gabriele Possanner Prize, the 16th Wiener Frauen Prize and the Käthe Leichter Prize. In 2020 she is also associated as a Senior Fellow at the University of Graz as part of the Elisabeth List Fellowship. Her main research interests are feminist economics, care economics and unpaid work as well as gender budgeting and gender-responsive economic policy.

Multiple burdens under COVID-19: home office and domestic work

The exit restrictions imposed in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic offer a unique opportunity to investigate the effect of home office arrangements on the distribution of unpaid work in households. Home office is often described as a mechanism that makes it easier for women to combine childcare and work. It has not yet been possible to systematically investigate whether and to what extent this is the case in Austria. An online survey collects relevant among Viennese participants. It examines how home offices affect the distribution of unpaid work in households and what proportion of unpaid work in households with children under 15 is performed by mothers, albeit a second parent is at home due to home office, unemployment or short-time work.

(in Cooperation with: Arbeiterkammer Wien; Frauenabteilung).

Blog: Gender specific effects of covid-19

Contact and Project leader: Katharina Mader


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