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Martina Dieckhoff

Visiting Scholar 2018-2019

Residency Dates: November 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019


Martina Dieckhoff

Martina Dieckhoff is a senior researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. She received her D.Phil. in sociology from Nuffield College, University of Oxford in 2005. Dieckhoff’s research is concerned with social inequality and social stratification and with the question of how social policy institutions impact an individual’s opportunities for social mobility.

Dieckhoff will pursue three projects: a) how parental employment affects the education and social mobility of their children, b) why unemployment has long-lasting negative implications on an individuals’ career, and c) what impact a culture of long work hours has on women’s job opportunities. She will initially focus on Germany, and then extend the project to a cross-national comparative study.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Senior Researcher, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
  • Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University


  • Martina Dieckhoff, Vanessa Gash, Antje Mertens and Laura Romeu-Gordo. “A Stalled Revolution? What Can We Learn from Women’s Drop-Out to Part-Time jobs: A Comparative Analysis of Germany and the UK,” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 2016, pp. 129-140.
  • Martina Dieckhoff and Vanessa Gash. "Unemployed and Alone? Unemployment and Social Participation in Europe," International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 2015, pp. 67-90.

Research Project

Employment precariousness, families and child outcomes

Why does unemployment lead to cumulative labor market disadvantage?

Long-hours culture and mothers’ labor market attainment