European University Viadrina, Berlin School of Economics, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, IZA, Germany
Labor economics and political economy
Postdoc at European University Viadrina (2021–2023); Research Associate at DIW Berlin (2018–2021); Research Assistant, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (2016)
PhD in Economics, DIW Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, 2021
“A glimpse of freedom: Allied occupation and political resistance in East Germany.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2023) (with L. R. Martínez and G. Xu).
“Culture, children and couple gender inequality.” European Economic Review (2022).
“The gender division of unpaid care work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany.” German Economic Review (2022) (with C. K. Spiess, S. Waights, and K. Wrohlich).
“The effectiveness of interventions to reduce informality in low- and middle-income countries.” World Development (2021) (with J. Kluve).
“Punishing potential mothers? Evidence for statistical employer discrimination from a natural experiment.” Labour Economics (2019) (with R. Jessen and J. Kluve).
Despite increasingly generous parental leave schemes their advantages over subsidized childcare remain unclearThere is growing agreement among parents in high-income countries that having a working mother does not harm a preschool child. Yet, research is ongoing on what the long-term effects on children are of being looked after at home (primarily by their mothers) or in childcare. Most studies find positive effects of childcare on child outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and moderate effects for children from more advantaged backgrounds. Policymakers need to improve compensation and the working environment for the sector if a high quality level is to be achieved and if the beneficial effects are to be maintained.MoreLess