Graduate, Comenius University Department Sociology, Bratislava, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Comenius University, Bratislava, 1981. Readership, Comenius University, Bratislava, 1997.
Professor, Comenius University, Bratislava, 2005. Doctor of Philosophy, Slovak Academy Sciences, Bratislava, 1986. Post doctoral studies, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 1990.
Research team coordinator family policy Slovak Academy Sciences Institute Sociology, Slovakia, 1979—1989, director, 2005. University lecturer department sociology Comenius University, 1990—1993, university lecturer department political science, 1997—2005, university lecturer department social work, 2007—2010. Executive director Foundation SPACE Center Social Policy Analysis, Bratislava, 1992—2005.
Department sociology supervisor University Constantine the Philosopher, 2005—2007. Minister labor, social affairs and family Government of Slovakia, 2005—2006. Member of Parliament, vice president parliamentary committee social affairs and housing National Council of Slovak Republic, 2006—2009.
Prime minister Slovak Republic, since 2010. Member Public Against Violence, Slovakia, 1990—1992, Slovak Democratic and Christian Union Party, since 2006.