Dr. Eva-Maria Schmidt

Sociologist, Ethnologist

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As a sociologist and ethnologist, Dr. Eva-Maria Schmidt has been a senior researcher at the Austrian Institute for Family Studies (OIF) since 2017. Dr Schmidt researches and publishes on the topics of unpaid and paid work, parental leave organisation, gender roles, parenthood and social norms, intergenerational relationships in families as well as non-marital cohabitation, with a focus on qualitative-reconstructive survey and analysis methods. In her dissertation, based on internationally peer-reviewed and published journal articles, she examined parenting practices and constructions. Eva-Maria Schmidt is a member of the International Network on Leave Policies & Research and spokesperson for the Family Research Section of the Austrian Sociological Association.

Research Projects

Recently Published

Kapella, O., Schmidt, E-M., Vogl, S. (2022) Integration of digital technologies in families with children aged 5-10 years: A synthesis report of four European country case studies. DigiGen-working paper series. (8). DOI: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6411126.

Schmidt, E-M. (2022) Evaluierung des neuen Kinderbetreuungsgeld-Kontos und der Familienzeit. Qualitativer Teilbericht. Wien: Österreichisches Institut für Familienforschung (ÖIF Forschungsbericht; Nr. 36). DOI: doi.org/10.25365/phaidra.328

Schmidt, E-M., Kapella, O., Vogl, S. (2022) Case Study Austria. In: Kapella, O., Sisask, M.: Country reports presenting the findings from the four case studies- Austria|Estonia|Norway|Romania (DigiGen-working paper series), S. 5–56.

Schmidt, E-M. (2021) Flexible working for all? How collective constructions by Austrian employers and employees perpetuate gendered inequalities. In: Journal of Family Research. Early View. DOI: doi.org/10.20377/jfr-668.

Schmidt, E-M. & Schmidt, A. E. (2021) Country Note Austria. In: Koslowski, A., Blum, S., Dobrotic, I., Kaufman, G. & Moss, P. (eds.). International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2021. DOI: 10.18445/20210817-144100-0. p. 92-104.

Twamley, K.; Doucet, A., Schmidt, E-M. (2021) Introduction to special issue: relationality in family and intimate practices. In: Families, Relationships and Societies. Online first. DOI: 10.1332/204674321X16111601166128.

Berghammer, C. & Schmidt, E-M. (2021) Generationenkontraste in der Einstellung zu gleichgeschlechtlichen Eltern. Werte-Zoom des Forschungsverbundes Interdisziplinäre Werteforschung, Beitrag 7. 

Zartler, U., Schmidt, E-M., Schadler, C., Rieder, I. & Richter, R. (2020) “A Blessing and a Curse”: Couples Dealing with Ambivalence Concerning Grandparental Involvement During the Transition to Parenthood—A Longitudinal Study. In: Journal of Family Issues. Online first. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X20950786.

Schmidt, E-M. & Berghammer, C. (2020) Generationenkontraste in der Einstellung zur Erwerbstätigkeit von Müttern. Werte-Zoom des Forschungsverbundes Interdisziplinäre Werteforschung, Beitrag 5.  

Schmidt, E-M., Kaindl, M. & Mazal, W. (2020) Frauen in der Arbeitswelt: Erwerbsarbeitszeitmodelle und deren Potenzial für Frauenförderung und GeschlechtergleichstellungWien: Österreichisches Institut für Familienforschung . 155 p. (ÖIF Forschungsbericht; No. 32). DOI: https://doi.org/10.25365/phaidra.160