Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

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Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim.

Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim (born 14 October 1946 in Freiburg), is a German sociologist, psychologist, and philosopher. She holds a professorship at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.[1]

After studying sociology, psychology and philosophy in Munich, she obtained her PhD in 1973. After several fellowships, she graduated from Munich University in 1987.

Her main research interest is in social changes and the changing situation of the institution of the family. She is the widow of sociologist Ulrich Beck.



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