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 was involved in projects investigating:
- 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., Owen, D., Atfield, G., Baldauf, B., Bramley, G. and Kispeter, E. (2020). Employer decision-making around skill shortages, employee shortages and migration: Literature Review. Birmingham and Coventry: City-REDI, University of Birmingham, and Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick.
- Kispeter, E. (2019) What digital skills do adults need to succeed in the workplace now and in the next 10 years?, London, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
- Bailey, D, Driffield, N and Kispeter, E (2019) Brexit, foreign investment and employment: some implications for industrial policy? Contemporary Social Science. DOI: 10.1080/21582041.2019.1566563.
- Alden, S, Kispeter, E, Wigfield, A and Karania, V (2019) Changing the narrative: The role of frontline worker attitudes and beliefs in shaping dementia-friendly services in England. Disability and Society. DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2019.1576506.
- Kispeter, E (2018) The economic crisis and women’s part-time work in Hungary, in English, B Frederickson, M E and Sanmiguel-Valderrama, O (eds.) Global Women's Work: Perspectives on Gender and Work in the Global Economy, Routledge.
- Kispeter, E (2018) Defining engagement and its link to productivity. What does the HRM literature tell us? SOTA Review No 13. University of Warwick, Enterprise Research Centre.
- 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.
- 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.