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Dr. Rainer Gabriel

Dr. Rainer Gabriel

Dr. Rainer Gabriel
ZHAW School of Social Work
Institute of Diversity and Social Integration
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich

+41 (0) 58 934 88 29
rainer.gabriel@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Docent (Reader)

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rainer_Gabriel

Expertise and research interests

Research topics
*Social gerontology
*Poverty and social welfare dependency
*Life course epidemiology
*Mortality
*Life course sociology

Research methods
*Quantitative data analysis
*Longitudinal data analysis, notably data mining (sequence analysis)

Educational background

*2016 Project Management, Weiterbildungsangebot des Kantons Zürich
*2015 PhD Socio-Econmoics, Université de Genève
*2010-2015 PhD Programme of the NCCR LIVES - "Overcoming Vulnerability: Life course perspectives"
*2013 Media training for researchers, MAZ Die Schweizer Journalistenschule
*2013 Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, University of Essex
*2009 CAS Economic and social demography, Université de Genève
*2008 M.A. Socio-Economics, Université de Genève
*2007 B.A. Economic and social history, Université de Genève

Professional milestones

*Seit 2018 Docent/Reader, ZHAW
*2017-2018 Head Social welfare statistics unit, Cantonal Statistical Office Zurich
*2015-2017 Lecturer, Institute of demography and socio-economics (IDESO), University of Geneva
*2015-2018 Senior Researcher CIGEV, University of Geneva
*2014-2015 Research assistant CIGEV, University of Geneva
*2010-2013 Project coordinator, Center for interdisciplinary gerontology and vulnerability studies (CIGEV) of the University of Geneva
*2010 Junior Researcher Pro Senectute Schweiz, Zürich
*2008-2009 Research- and teaching assistant, Institute of Environmental Decisions, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
*2005-2008 Bicycle messenger "La Vélo Postale" Geneva

Membership of networks

Projects

Publications

Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed Oral conference contributions and abstracts Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

*Wissenschaftliche Zeitschriften mit Peer review

Gabriel, R., Oris, M., Studer, M., & Baeriswyl, M. (2015). The persistence of social stratification? A life course perspective on poverty in old-age in Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 41(3), 465–487.

Oris, M., Gabriel, R., Studer, M., & Baeriswyl, M. (2016). La construction des inégalités économiques et inégalités de genre dans la vieillesse à travers le parcours de vie (Suisse, 1979-2011). In Pennec, S., Girard, Ch. & Sanderson, J.-P. (Ed.) Trajectoires et âges de la vie (pp. 1-14). Paris: AIDELF.

Ihle, A., Gouveia, É. R., Gouveia, B. R., Linden, B. W. A. van der, Sauter, J., Gabriel, R., Kliegel, M. (2017). The Role of Leisure Activities in Mediating the Relationship between Physical Health and Well-Being: Differential Patterns in Old and Very Old Age. Gerontology, 63(6), 560–571. doi.org/10.1159/000477628

Cheval, B., Boisgontier, M. P., Orsholits, D., Sieber, S., Guessous, I., Gabriel, R., ... & Burton-Jeangros, C. (2018). Association of early-and adult-life socioeconomic circumstances with muscle strength in older age. Age and ageing, 47(3), 398-407.

Landös, A., von Arx, M., Cheval, B., Sieber, S., Kliegel, M., Gabriel, R., ... & Courvoisier, D. S. (2018). Childhood socioeconomic circumstances and disability trajectories in older men and women: a European cohort study. European Journal of Public Health.

Ihle, A., Grotz, C., Adam, S., Oris, M., Fagot, D., Gabriel, R., & Kliegel, M. (2016). The association of timing of retirement with cognitive performance in old age: the role of leisure activities after retirement. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(10), 1659–1669. doi.org/10.1017/S1041610216000958

Ihle, A., Mons, U., Perna, L., Oris, M., Fagot, D., Gabriel, R., & Kliegel, M. (2016). The relation of obesity to performance in verbal abilities, processing speed, and cognitive flexibility in old age: The role of cognitive reserve. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 42(1–2), 117–126. doi.org/10.1159/000448916

Morselli, D., Dasoki, N., Gabriel, R., Gauthier, J.-A., Henke, J., & Le Goff, J.-M. (2016). Using life history calendars to survey vulnerability. In M. Oris, C. Roberts, D. Joye, & M. Ernst Staehli (Hrsg.), Surveying human vulnerabilities across the life course (S. 177–199). New York: Springer.

Oris, M., Gabriel, R., Ritschard, G., & Kliegel, M. (2017). Long Lives and Old Age Poverty: Social Stratification and Life-Course Institutionalization in Switzerland. Research in Human Development, 14(1), 68–87. doi.org/10.1080/15427609.2016.1268890

Oris, M., Guichard, E., Nicolet, M., Gabriel, R., Tholomier, A., Monnot, C., Joye, D. (2016). Representation of vulnerability and the elderly. A Total Survey Error perspective on the VLV survey. In M. Oris, C. Roberts, D. Joye, & M. Ernst Staehli (Hrsg.), Surveying human vulnerabilities across the life course (S. 27–64). New York: Springer.


*Dissertation

Gabriel, R. (2015). Inequalities within progress: social stratification and the life course among the elderly population in Switzerland 1979-2011.Université de Genève.


*Berichte

Braun, M., Dubach, M., Gillmann, G., Gabriel, R., Würmli, S., & Page, R. (2017). Sozialbericht des Kantons Zürich 2016. Neuchâtel: Bundesamt für Statistik (BfS).

Braun, M., Gabriel, R., Gerber, B., Von Gunten, L., Page, R., Schwander, S., … Zelgaité, J. (2018). Sozialbericht des Kantons Zürich 2017 - Ergebnisse der Schweizerischen Sozialhilfestatistik. Neuchâtel: Bundesamt für Statistik (BfS).