Current research

My research focuses on the relationship between welfare state institutions and outcomes for individuals and families, and relates to the fields of comparative social policy and social stratification. In my ongoing theoretical and empirical research I investigate institutional configurations as well as individual positions and resources.


Interdisciplinary perspectives on family formation policies

Seed grant project funded by the OX-BER Partnership, together with Mary Daly (Oxford University). The project hosts an interdisciplinary symposium at HU Berlin in November 2019. I will present work-in-progress at the Herbsttagung DGS-Sektion Familiensoziologie 2019, Bamberg. Please visit the project website here.


Family policy, poverty and single mother families: a comparative life course perspective

Publication project with Wim Van Lancker (KU Leuven). Paper presented at the FISS conference, 2019.


Women’s family and employment life courses across twentieth century Europe: the role of policies and norms

Publication project with Zachary Van Winkle (Oxford University). Paper presented at the ISA RC28 Spring Meeting 2019, Frankfurt and currently under review.


Squeezed in tight – single mothers‘ housing conditions in comparative perspective

Publication project with Rense Nieuwenhuis (Stockholm University). Collaboration funded by InGRID-2 Visiting Grant, 2018. Paper presented at the FISS conference, 2019.


Explaining diverging trends in single mother poverty in Germany, Sweden and the UK

Publication project with Sabine Hübgen (WZB Berlin) and Rense Nieuwenhuis (Stockholm University). Paper presented at ESPAnet 2019 Conference, Stockholm.


Changes in the stratification of adolescent risk behaviour: the case of contraceptive use at first intercourse in Italy, 1950-2006

Publication project with Emanuela Struffolino (WZB Berlin). Paper presented at the 2019 ECSR Conference, Lausanne.

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