Stephanie Steinmetz

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Since October 2010 I am an assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. I am also working as a senior researcher at the Erasmus Studio Rotterdam. Before joining the sociology department at the UvA, I was a post-doc researcher in the project “Improving web survey methodology for social and cultural research” at the Erasmus University Rotterdam where I have studied methodological issues concerning web surveys.
After graduation in 2000, I 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 Institute for Demographics in Barcelona (CED). From 2004 until 2008 I have worked at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES, Germany) on my PhD thesis “The Contextual Challenges of Occupational Sex Segregation - Deciphering Cross-National Differences in Europe“. During that time I was also involved in a research project concerning ethnic educational inequality among young migrants in Germany and Israel (German Israeli Research Consortium).
My main research interests are quantitative and qualitative research methods, social stratification, gender and educational inequalities, and comparative labour market research.
I am a member of the EU-founded COST Action ‘WEBDATANET: Web-based data collection – methodological challenges, solutions and implementations’ and the Dutch eHumanities group, the Research Committees on ‘Social Stratification and Mobility’ (RC28) and on ‘Logic and Methodology in Sociology’ (RC33) of the International Sociological Association.


de Pedraza, Pablo, Kea Tijdens, Raffael Muñoz de Bustillo, and Stephanie Steinmetz. 2010. "A Spanish Continuous Voluntary Web Survey: Sample Bias, Weights and Efficiency of Weights." Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas (REIS), 131, 109-130.

Reimer, David and Stephanie Steinmetz. 2009. "Highly educated, but in the wrong field? Educational specialization and labour market risks of men and women in Spain and Germany." European Societies, 11, 723-746.

Steinmetz, Stephanie and Kea Tijdens. 2009. "Can weighting improve the representativeness of volunteer online panels? Insights from the German Wage indicator data." C&M Newsletter, 5 (1): 7-11.

Steinmetz, Stephanie and Kea Tijdens. Comparing different weighting procedures for volunteer online panels - Lessons to be learned from German and Dutch WageIndicator data. AIAS Working Paper Series No. 76, Amsterdam: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies.