Project Team

PI: Lynn Prince Cooke

Photo by Martina Sander-Blanck
Photo by Martina Sander-Blanck

Lynn Prince Cooke (DPhil, University of Oxford) is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Bath. Her research draws on sociological and economic theories to deepen our understanding of how inequalities in paid and unpaid work vary not just between women and men, but also among women and among men.  Her dominant tool is comparative analysis of large-scale cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys, framing these analyses in their institutional contexts. Her research has appeared in American Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Social Policy, and others.  She is currently on the editorial boards of European Sociological Review and Journal of Marriage and Family. Since 2014 she has been a board member of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (RC19) (re-elected 2018).

Research Associate: Rossella Icardi

Rossella Icardi is a Research Associate who joined the NEWFAMSTRAT project on 1 March 2017.  Her academic interests include the study of labor market inequalities in a comparative setting and the investigation of which policies succeed in reducing them. Prior to joining NEWFAMSTRAT, Rossella worked at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) where she conducted impact evaluation on a wide range of projects related to labor market research. This experience provided her with a deeper understanding on the effect of social policies on disadvantaged socio-economic groups.

Research Associate: Kathrin Morosow

Kati Morosow is a Research Associate who joined NEWFAMSTRAT officially on 2 September 2019, although she was a visiting doctoral student on the project in 2018. Kati recently submitted her doctoral thesis at Stockholm University, specializing in policy effects on family-related inequalities and analysis of Finnish administrative data. She first-authored a paper with Lynn Prince Cooke on differences among Finnish fathers in the economic consequences of taking the ‘daddy month.’ A working paper version is available at the Stockholm Research Reports in Demography.

Doctoral Student: Soyoung Kweon

Soyoung Kweon is a PhD student at the University of Bath, joining the NEWFAMSTRAT project from October 2017. Her thesis will investigate gender differences in employer  discrimination around parental status in hiring processes across different skill levels. Her broader research interest is how social policy affects gender inequality in labor markets.

Research Assistants:

IMG_20190130_213228_659Emma-Jo Imber (August 2018 – present) is an undergraduate student in the University of Bath’s Natural Sciences Department, and a research assistant on the project specializing in programming of the field experiment instruments.

katmassmannKatharina Massmann (May 2019 – present) joined in May 2019 as a research assistant for the German field study. Currently finishing her Masters in European Politics at the University of Bath, she specialises on Brexit, British identity politics, gender and the welfare state.

RS_RC3.1 (002)Robert Stowe (March 2019 – present) joined as a research assistant through the Erasmus+ program. He is finishing up his Master’s degree in the University of Turku’s Social Sciences department. Robert has been contributing to the team with supporting quantitative analyses for decision making purposes and providing necessary documentation of the status and progress of the Finnish labour market study. His other tasks have revolved around the execution of the Finnish labour market study, including instrument finalisation and implementation as per study design.

Project Visitors and Collaborators:

Mariña Fernández Salgado (August 2016 –  present) is Assistant Professor of Economy at La Universidad de Alcalá , and an associate of the University of Bath’s Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy, with an interest in labor market inequalities and analysis of British panel and cohort data sets.  She is presently co-authoring two project papers, providing specialist statistical expertise.

Anna Erika Hägglund (2017-present) started as a Research Associate on  NEWFAMSTRAT in October 2017, and returned to Finland in 2019. She specializes in the Finnish labor market, analyses of administrative, linked employee-employer data, and longitudinal techniques. Her research interests include life course research, social stratification, and gender inequality.

Lena Hipp (April 2017 – present) is Professor of Social Structure, Work, and Organizations at the University of Potsdam, and Head of the Junior Research Group on Work and Care at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). She is advising and collaborating on the comparative labor market experimental studies, with particular expertise on Germany.

Gabriele Mari (January 2018- present) is finishing his doctoral thesis at University of Trento, with an interest in family inequalities and analysis of large-scale panel data sets.  He is co-authoring a paper with Lynn Prince Cooke, comparing cohort differences in motherhood wage effects in Germany.

Project Administrator:  Emma Ford

Emma Ford is an experienced research project administrator working across a number of projects in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath.