Dr. Stefanie Gerold

Stefanie Gerold studied Economics (BSc) and Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy (MSc) at the Vienna University of Business and Economics (WU). She gained her PhD in Economics and Social Sciences in 2020. Her dissertation focused on employee preferences for shorter working hours, various models for working-time reduction as well as inequalities in working hours and income.

Between 2018 and 2022, Stefanie worked as a research assistant at TU Berlin. In the BMBF project ReZeitKon she researched changes in time use, time wealth and working condition during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the research project Platform Cleaners, funded by the Hans Boeckler Foundation, she investigated domestic cleaning services mediated by platforms.

In 2022, Stefanie started working as a postdoc at the Chair of Sociology of Technology and the Environment at BTU Cottbus – Senftenberg.

Research areas

  • Sustainable work and social-ecological transformation
  • Time wealth and time use
  • Platform work
  • Critiques of work

Current courses

Winter semester 2023/24:

Sommersemester 2023:

Recent publications

Peer-reviewed articles:

Gerold, S., Buhl, J., Geiger, S.M. (2023). How to Enhance Time Wealth? Insights from Changes in Time Use and Working Conditions During the COVID-19 Lockdown in Germany. Social Indicators Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-023-03252-0

Gerold, S., Hoffmann, M., Aigner, E. (2023). Towards a critical understanding of work in ecological economics: A postwork perspective. Ecological Economics 212, 107935. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2023.107935

Geiger, S.M., Freudenstein, J.-P., von Jorck, G., Gerold, S., Schrader, U. (2021). Time wealth: Measurement, drivers and consequences. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology 2: 100015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cresp.2021.100015

Kammerlander, M., Omann, I., Gerold, S., Mock, M., Stocker, A. (2020). How does a social practice perspective add to the development of policy instruments to reduce consumption-based CO2 emissions? A case study of Austria. Climate Policy 20, 323-340. https://doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2020.1727830

Gerold, S., Nocker, M. (2018). More leisure or higher pay? A mixed-methods study on reducing working time in Austria. Ecological Economics 143, 27-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.06.016

Gerold, S., Soder, M., Schwendinger, M. (2017). Arbeitszeitverkürzung in der Praxis. Innovative Modelle in österreichischen Betrieben. Materialien für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft 43/2, 177-204. https://wug.akwien.at/WUG_Archiv/2017_43_2/2017_43_2_0177.pdf

Gerold, S. (2017). Die Freizeitoption: Perspektiven von Gewerkschaften und Beschäftigten auf ein neues Arbeitszeitinstrument. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie 42/2, 195-204. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11614-017-0265-7

Book chapters:

Hofbauer, J., Gerold, S., Klaus, D., Wukovitsch, F. (2023). Erwerbsarbeit. In: Görg, C., V. Madner, A. Muhar, A. Novy, A. Posch, K. W. Steininger und E. Aigner (Hrsg.), APCC Special Report: Strukturen für ein klimafreundliches Leben (APCC SR Klimafreundliches Leben). Springer Spektrum, Berlin/Heidelberg, 285-307.

Geiger, S.M., Gerold, S. (2022). Interdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften: Zeitwohlstand. Erkenntnisse aus den pandemiebedingten Einschränkungen als Chance für eine gesellschaftliche Entschleunigung. In: Mundt, I., Sellig, J., Henkel, A. (Hrsg.), 10 Minuten Soziologie: Stress. transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 151-162.

Gerold, S. (2021).  Revaluations of Work: Enabling and Combining a Diversity of Activities. In Seidl, I., Zahrnt, A. (Eds.) Post-Growth Work. Employment and Meaningful Activities within Planetary Boundaries, Routledge, 43-54.

Gerold, S. (2019). Neubewertungen von Arbeit: Vielfalt von Tätigkeiten ermöglichen und kombinieren, In Seidl, I., Zahrnt, A. (Hrsg.), Tätigsein in der Postwachstumsgesellschaft. Metropolis-Verlag, Marburg, 59–73.

Working papers and project reports:

Gerold, S.,Gruszka, K., Pillinger, A., Theine, H. (2022). Putzkraft aus dem Netz – Perspektiven und Erfahrungen von Reinigungskräften in der plattformvermittelten Haushaltsreinigung, Working Paper der HBS-Forschungsförderung Nr. 259.

Gruszka, K., Pillinger, A., Gerold, S., Theine, H. (2022). (De)valuation of household cleaning in the platform economy. Ecological Economic Papers No. 44/2022. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Gerold, S., Geiger, S. (2020). Arbeit, Zeitwohlstand und Nachhaltiger Konsum während der Corona-Pandemie. Arbeitspapier des Fachgebiets Arbeitslehre/Ökonomie und Nachhaltiger Konsum Nr. 2.

Gerold, S., Stein, U. (2020). Are working hours a new driver of inequality? On the relation between hours inequality, earnings inequality, and collective bargaining in Germany. IMK Working Paper 203, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.

Contact

stefanie.gerold(at)b-tu.de