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Prof. Lena Hipp, Ph.D.

Portrait Prof. Lena Hipp, Ph.D. (David Ausserhofer)
Research Fields
  • Social Inequality
  • Sociology of work, labor markets, gender, and family
  • Welfare states and social policy
  • Organizational sociology
  • Research methods
fon: +49 30 25491 232
fax: +49 30 25491 514
mail: lena [dot] hipp [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Head of the Junior Research Group
Head of Thematic Area of the Doctoral Program

since 10/2017
S-/W2 Professor (Social Structure, Work, Organizations) at the University of Potsdam

since 10/2012
Head of the junior research group "Work and Care"

07/2010 - 9/2012
Researcher in the project "Atypical Employment and Social Inequality in Europe"

PhD in Organizational Behavior at Cornell University (USA)

2003­­ – 2005
Policy advisor (German parliament)

1997­­ – 2003
Undergraduate studies at Albert-Ludwigs-Universtität Freiburg, Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris, and Freie Universität Berlin

Selected Publications
Lena Hipp, Taryn Morrissey, Mildred E. Warner (2017): Who Participates and Who Benefits from Employer-Provided Child Care Assistance? Journal of Marriage and Family, 79 (3): 614–635 .

Lena Hipp & Rebecca Kolins Givan (2015): What Do Unions Do to Workers’Attitudes and Perceptions? Social Forces 94: 349-377.

Lena Hipp, Janine Bernhardt, Jutta Allmendinger (2015): The Role of Institutions in Comparative Labor Market Research: The Example of Nonstandard Employment. Socio Economic Review 13(29): 351-377.

Lena Hipp & Christopher J. Anderson (2015): Labor Market Policies and Workers’ Attitudes toward Employment Flexibility. International Journal of Social Welfare 24: 335–347.


Current projects

The Social Psychology of Care Work (BMBF/Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

New Frameworks for Societal Policies and Decision Making (BMBF/German  Ministry of Education and Research)

Fifty-Fifty? Betriebliche und politische Rahmenbedingungen egalitärer Erwerbsarbeits- und Familienzeiten (Hans Böckler Foundation)

Doctoral Program "Good Work": Approaches to Shaping Tomorrow's World of Work (Hans Böckler Foundation)

Who's going to take care of grandma? An application of respondent-driven sampling to the home-based elderly care sector (BMAS/German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in cooperation with Potsdam University)


Completed projects

Institutionelle Bedingungen des Zusammenhangs von atypischer Beschäftigung und sozialer Ungleichheit in Europa (Hans Böckler Foundation)

Betriebliche Gelingensbedingungen einer partnerschaftlichen Aufteilung von Familien- und Erwerbsarbeit, (BMFSFJ/German Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth)