Gudrun Bauer


Current/Previous position
Research fellow (ongoing), Department of Nursing Science, University of Vienna
Social Policy Officer, Diakonie Austria
Research associate, Institute for Social Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Dr. rer.soc.oec. in Social and Economic Sciences, Institute of Social Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Mag. rer.soc.oec. in Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Mag. in Nursing Sciences, University of Vienna

German (native), English

Contact details
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Berggasse 17, A-1090 Wien
Tel: +43-1-319 45 05-24
Fax: +43-1-319 45 05-19

Research interests
  • Long-term care
  • Migration
  • Ageing
  • Quality of care
  • (Migrant) care workforce

Selected publications
  • Bauer, G., Österle, A. (2016): Mid and later life care work migration: Patterns of re-organising informal care obligations in Central and Eastern Europe. Journal of Aging Studies, 37 (2): 81-93.
  • Bauer, G. (2016, forthcoming): Soziale Innovation in der Altenpflege. Eine Chance für die Herausforderungen des Pflegebereichs?“ In: Meichenitsch, K., Neumayr, M., Schenk, M. (eds.), Neu! Besser! Billiger! Soziale Innovation als leeres Versprechen, Mandelbaum: Wien.
  • Österle, A., Bauer, G. (2016): The legalization of rotational 24-hour care work in Austria: Implications for migrant care workers. Social Politics, 23 (2): 192-213.
  • Bauer, G., Haidinger, B., Österle, A. (2014): Three domains of migrant domestic care work: The interplay of care, employment and migration policies in Austria. In: Anderson, B., Shutes, I. (eds.), Migration and Care Labour: Theory, Policy and Politics, 67-86, Palgrave Macmillan: London.
  • Bauer, G., Österle, A. (2013): Migrant care labour: The commodification and redistribution of care and emotional work. Social Policy and Society, 12 (3): 461-473.
  • Österle, A., Bauer, G. (2012): Home care in Austria: The interplay of family orientation, cash-for-care and migrant care. Health and Social Care in the Community, 20 (3): 265-273.