Karsten Hank

Karsten Hank is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cologne and Research Fellow at the DIW Berlin. He studied Social Sciences at the Ruhr-University Bochum, received his doctor’s degree at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock and was head of the Research Unit ‘Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe’ at the Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging. Karsten Hank was Visiting Professor at the King’s College London and International Research Fellow at the VU University Amsterdam. Since 2014 he has been one of the principal investigators of the German Family Panel (pairfam). His research focuses on ageing, family and health.