In our research, we analyze social structures and social inequalities in Germany and in international comparison. We focus on the question how individual opportunities, life courses and patterns of social inequality are produced and reproduces within specific contexts.

Our current empirical research tackles demographics, structures, change, and normative settings of family, work, and the intersection of family and work.

Current research topics include time use in childhood, the division of paid and unpaid work in earlier and later phases of the life course as well as the possible connection of work-family conflict and well-being of women, men and children.