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Published: 2023-01-12

Fiona Köster – Visiting researcher at CEDAR

NEWS Fiona Köster, a doctoral candidate at the University of Lausanne, is now visiting CEDAR.

Fiona Köster is a doctoral candidate at the University of Lausanne and part of LIVES, the Swiss Center of Expertise in Life Course Research, located in Switzerland. 

Fiona studies critical life course events and their effects on labour market outcomes and well-being. Her dissertation focuses on the long-term consequences of plant closures for Swiss manufacturing workers during the Great Recession as well as loneliness, a growing public health issue that is associated with a higher risk of morbidity and mortality. Part of her work examines working trajectories, wages and life satisfaction of mass displaced workers, while the other half explores the prevalence of loneliness. 

Interdependencies between labour market status and well-being, such as occupational trajectories and their impact on life satisfaction or loneliness, are of special interest for Fiona.

– Since Anna Baranowska-Rataj is a specialist when it comes to labour market inequalities and investigates the link and implications between employment and well-being, and Sara Kalucza has worked on sequence analysis and thus trajectories, that examine disruptive effects on the life course, her methodological expertise is equally valuable and will most certainly help me to profit from my stay. Furthermore, CEDARs focus on age and multidisciplinary matches my research interests, says Fiona.

Fiona is presenting her research at a seminar Friday 13 January at 10.15-12.00
Subjective career success of manufacturing workers a decade after plant closures