Irene Böckmann, Ph.D.

Portrait Foto Irene Böckmann, Ph.D. (Foto: Martina Sander)
Foto: Martina Sander


Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
E 216
Former Staff Member of the Completed Research Unit

Research fields

Labor and Labor Market | Welfare State and Social Inequality | Gender and Family


since 09 2016 Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto

09/2014 - 08/2016 Research Fellow, Research Unit "Inequality and Social Policy"

09/2014 PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA, Sociology Department

01/2014 - 05/2014 Methods Consultant, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

05/2013-08/2013 Visiting Postgraduate Scholar, Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath, UK

09/2010-12/2010 Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship

06/2006 - 05/2014 Research Assistant, Prof. Joya Misra and Prof. Michelle Budig, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA

05/2011 - 05/2014 Teaching Instructor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA, Sociology Department (5 courses)

09/2005 - 12/2012 Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA, Sociology Department (5 semesters)

02/2004 - 08/2005 Research Fellow, Pädagogisches Institut, University of Zurich, Switzerland

03/2003 - 02/2004 Internship in Public Relations, Eidgenössisches Büro für die Gleichstellung von Frau und Mann, Bern, Switzerland

2003 Lizenziat Soziale Arbeit, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Selected Publications

Michelle Budig, Joya Misra & Irene Boeckmann (2016). Estimating the Multilevel Effects of Work-Family Reconciliation Policies on the Wage Penalty for Motherhood Cross-Nationally, Work & Occupations 43(2):119-177

Irene Boeckmann, Joya Misra & Michelle Budig (2015). Cultural and Institutional Factors Shaping Mothers' Employment and Working Hours in Postindustrial Countries, Social Forces 93 (4): 1301-1333

Michelle Budig, Joya Misra, & Irene Boeckmann (2012). The Motherhood Penalty in Cross-National Perspective: The Importance of Work-Family Policies and Cultural Attitudes. Social Politics 19(2):163-193

Joya Misra, Michelle Budig, & Irene Boeckmann (2011). Work‐Family Policies, and the Effects of Children on Women’s Employment Hours and Wages. Community, Work, and Family 14(2):139‐147

Joya Misra, Michelle Budig, & Irene Boeckmann (2011). Cross-National Patterns in Individual and Household Employment and Work Hours by Gender and Parenthood. Research in the Sociology of Work 22:169‐207

Carrie Yodanis, Irene Boeckmann, & Corinne Sieber (2007). Language Heterogamy and Relationship Dynamics: Conflict, Commitment, and Communication. International Journal of Sociology of the Family 33:241-261