I welcome students to work with me on the following topics:

  • Family dynamics and demographic change (fertility, marriage, divorce) 
  • Parenting: new roles of fathers, intensive mothering ideologies. 
  • Child development: cognitive and non-cognitive skills formation. 
  • Gender: unequal divisions of unpaid work, women’s career development, fatherhood premiums
  • Work: unstable and unpredictable work-schedules, non-standard schedules. 
  • Education: compensatory mechanisms of adverse life course events, reproduction theory.
  • Methods: causal inference, digital demography, time-use and big data. 

I mainly work with large scale longitudinal and cross-sectional comparative datasets. In addition, I have extensive experience using ethnography and qualitative methods and I am also open to supervise works in that line. 

I welcome bachelor, master and PhD students who would like to do their theses under my supervision. Currently, we have an open call for a PhD student to conduct his/her thesis in our research group at Goethe University of Frankfurt. Please, see here for the information and/or contact me