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Sylke Viola Schnepf is a Senior Researcher in the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy. Previously, she was an Associate Professor in Social Statistics in the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton UK. She obtained a Master in Political Sciences, Psychology and Law in 1999 (Open University Hagen, Germany) and a PhD in Economics in 2005 (University of Hamburg, Germany).
Her main research interests regard social inequalities especially in the field of education, policy impact evaluation and survey methodology.
Sylke joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in August 2004 and became a Research Fellow in February 2007