I am interested in how women and men's working lives are shaped by the labour market, work organisations and the welfare state, focussing especially on work-family policies and class inequalities. I use mixed methods in my research, ranging from case studies based on qualitative interviewing and participant observation to large-scale surveys.
I have a background in Gender Studies and joined IER in September 2015. Prior to this I worked at the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities at the University of Leeds and as a doctoral researcher at the Central European University in Budapest. I have been involved in projects focusing on:
- The role of gendered discourses and practices in eliciting workers’ commitment to the organisation (Central European University);
- The impact of local welfare systems on women's labour force participation and social cohesion (EU, Seventh Framework Programme);
- The labour market effects of the extended parental leave in Hungary (Hungarian Science Research Fund);
- The quality of gender equality policies in a comparative European perspective (EU, Sixth Framework Programme).
- Green, A E, Kispeter, E, Sissons, P and Froy, F (2017) How international cities lead an inclusive growth agendas, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
- Adamson, M and Kispeter, E (2016) ‘Gender and professional work in Hungary and the USSR: similarities, differences and continuities’, in Baker, C (ed.) Gender in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, for the Palgrave Macmillan ‘Gender and History’ series.
- Hughes, D and Kispeter, E (2015) Lifelong Guidance System in Hungary: Evaluation of the Social Renewal Operational Programme Measure (SROP-2.2.2-12/1) 2012 -2015. Budapest: Ministry for National Eonomy.
- Kispeter, E and Yeandle, S (2015) ‘Local welfare policies in a period of rapid change in Leeds – Centralised governance’ in Kutsar, D and Kuronen, M (eds.) Local Welfare Policy Making in European Cities, Heidelberg and London: Springer.
- Fodor, E and Kispeter, E (2014) ‘Making the ‘reserve army’ invisible: Lengthy parental leave and women’s economic marginalisation in Hungary’, European Journal of Women’s Studies, 21(4), pp. 382-398.
- Kampichler, M and Kispeter, E (2014) 'Public maternalism in the Czech Republic and Hungary: work family policies in two post-socialist welfare states', Socio.hu: The sociological issues aspects of Central Europe.
- Kispeter, E and Yeandle, S (2013) Work, Care, Welfare and Women: Care – Connect Policy Brief, Leeds: Care-Connect at the University of Leeds.