For a full list see CV.

Journal articles

Nieuwenhuis, Rense and Hannah Zagel (2022): Housing conditions of single mothers in Europe: the role of housing policies, European Societies 25(2): 181-207 [Open Access].

Zagel, Hannah and Wim Van Lancker (2022): Family policies’ long-term effects on poverty: a comparative analysis for single and partnered mothers, Journal of European Social Policy, 32(2): 166–181 [Open Access].

Zagel, Hannah, Sabine Hübgen, Rense Nieuwenhuis (2021): Diverging trends in single mother poverty across Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom: Toward a comprehensive explanatory framework, Social Forces, 101(2): 606–638 [Open Access].

Struffolino, Emanuela and Hannah Zagel (2021): Limited detraditionalization of intimacy: Growing socioeconomic differences in contraceptive use at first intercourse in Italy. Advances in Life Course Research, [Online (paywalled) – Preprint].

Zagel, Hannah and Nadine Reibling (2020): Choice in maternity care and childcare policies in the Netherlands and Germany, in: Birgit Blättel-Mink (ed.): Gesellschaft unter Spannung. Verhandlungen des 40. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie 2020 [Open Acceess].

Zagel, Hannah, Henning Lohmann (2020): Conceptualising state-market-family relationships in comparative research: A conceptual goodness view on defamilization. In: Journal of Social Policy. [Open Access].

Zagel, Hannah (2020): Single mothers’ contact frequency with family and non-family members. In: Zeitschrift für Familienforschung | Journal of Family Research. [Online]

Zagel, Hannah, Zachary Van Winkle (2020): Women’s Family and Employment Life Courses Across Twentieth-Century Europe: The Role of Policies and Norms, In: Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society. [Online]

Zagel, Hannah, Richard Breen (2018): Family demography and income inequality in West Germany and the US, Acta Sociologica. [Online]

Lohmann, Henning, Hannah Zagel (2016): Family policy in comparative perspective: the concepts and measurements of familisation and defamilisation, Journal of European Social Policy 26(1): 48-65. [Online]

Zagel, Hannah (2014): Are all single mothers the same? Evidence from British and West German women’s labour market involvement trajectories.”, European Sociological Review 30(1): 49-63. [Online]

Zagel, Hannah, Gitit Kadar-Satat, Myrthe Jacobs, Anthony Glendinning (2013): The effects of early years’ childcare on child emotional and behavioural difficulties in lone and co-parent family situations, Journal of Social Policy 42(2): 235–258. [Online]


Zagel, Hannah (2018): Alleinerziehen im Lebensverlauf: Familiendynamiken und Ungleichheit im Wohlfahrtsstaat, Wiesbaden: Springer. [Online]

Zagel, Hannah (2013): Timing of single motherhood: implications for employment careers in Great Britain and West Germany, The University of Edinburgh, PhD Dissertation. [Online]

Book chapters

Zagel, Hannah (2023): Social policies for lone mothers in Europe: a life course perspective, in: Daly, Mary, Neil Gilbert, Birgit Pfau-Effinger, Douglas Besharow (eds.), Oxford International Handbook of Family Policies.

Fasang, Anette and Hannah Zagel (2023): Lebensverlauf, in Arranz Becker, Oliver, Anja Steinbach und Karsten Hank (eds.) Handbuch Familiensoziologie, 2nd Edition, Springer: Wiesbaden.

Zagel, Hannah (2023): Familienpolitik, in Arranz Becker, Oliver, Anja Steinbach und Karsten Hank (eds.) Handbuch Familiensoziologie, 2nd Edition, Springer: Wiesbaden.

Van Lancker, Wim and Hannah Zagel (2022): Family policy research in Europe. In: Nelson, Kenneth, Nieuwenhuis, Rense, Yerkes, Mara (eds.) Social Policy in Changing European Societies. Research Agendas for the 21st Century, Edward Elgar, 34-50 [Open Access].

Zagel, Hannah, Henning Lohmann (2020): Conceptual approaches in comparative family policy research. In: Nieuwenhuis, Rense, Wim Van Lancker (eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Family Policy, Palgrave Macmillan. [Open Access]

Lohmann, Henning, Hannah Zagel (2018): Comparing Family Policies: Approaches, Methods and Databases. In: Eydal, Gudny, Tine Rostgaard (eds.), Handbook of Child and Family Policy, Edward Elgar. [Online]

Zagel, Hannah, Sabine Hübgen (2018): A Life Course Approach to Single Mothers‘ Economic Wellbeing in Different Welfare States. In: Nieuwenhuis, Rense, Laurie Maldonaldo (Hrsg.), The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families, Policy Press. [Open Access]


Zagel, Hannah (2020): Konturen einer europäischen Reproduktionsordnung. Rezension zu Franziska Schutzbach „Politiken der Generativität“. In: Soziopolis vom 25.06.2020, [Online].

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