Kathrin Ehmann, M.Sc. Population Studies, M.Res. Sociology and Demography

Junior Researcher

Kathrin Ehmann works at the ISÖ-Institute for Social Ecology as Junior Researcher since March 2019. In August 2018, she successfully completed her Double Degree Master in Social Demography. The interdisciplinary master’s programme is composed of the Master of Research in Sociology and Demography at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona in the first year and of the Master of Science in Population Studies at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG) in the second year. In Barcelona, the emphasis was on welfare state and social policy research, quantitative methods as well as on topics like social inequality, and migration. In Groningen, the focus was on demographic methods and on the subject areas of population and development politics and policies, epidemiology, family and life course research. In her master’s thesis, she analysed the relationship between the statutory retirement age for grandparents and maternal employment in Europe. Already in her bachelor studies in Philosophy & Economics at the University of Bayreuth, she studied the interconnections between the individual, the society, the state and the economy. In 2016, she attained her bachelor’s degree. In her bachelor’s thesis, she analysed how behavioural science informs two energy and consumer policies. During her master studies, she worked as an intern and as a consultant for the Bertelsmann Stiftung. She helped to develop and digitalise “careercards”, an instrument for vocational and occupational counselling of migrants and low-skilled persons and she assisted the development of a website for the self-assessment of vocational skills. Kathrin Ehmann was born in 1992 in Heilbronn.

Future Lab Schleswig-Holstein

Noack, M., & Ehmann, K. (2017). Overcoming language barriers: Competence Cards help reveal migrants’ skills. In: R. Duvekot, D. Coughlan & K. Aagaard (Eds.), The Learner at the Centre: Validation of Prior Learning strengthens lifelong learning for all (pp.141-156) Houten/Aarhus: European Centre Valuation of Prior Learning/ VIA University College.