Prof. Lena Hipp, Ph.D.

Prof. Lena Hipp, Ph.D.
Bernhard Ludewig


+49 30 25491 514
lena.hipp [at]
office: Maleen Kaiser
fon: +49 030 25491 422
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
E 224
Head of the Completed Research Group
Head of Thematic Area des Promotionskollegs

Research fields

Social Inequality | Sociology of work, labor markets, gender, and family | Welfare states and social policy | Organizational sociology | Research methods


since 05/2023 S-/W3 Professor of Social Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Potsdam

since 05/2023 Research Professor in "Work, Family and Social Inequality"

10/2017 - 07/2022 S-/W2 Professor (Social Structure, Work, Organizations) at the University of Potsdam

10/2012 - 04/2023 Head of the research group "Work and Care"

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

2011 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

Articles in reviewed journals

Abendroth, Anja/Lott, Yvonne/Hipp, Lena/Müller, Dana/Sauermann, Armin/Carstensen, Tanja (2022): "Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Gender- and Parental-Status-Specific Differences in Working from Home? Panel Evidence from Germany". In: Gender, Work & Organization, Vol. 26, No. 6, S. 1991-2011.

Biegert, Thomas/Brady, David/Hipp, Lena (2022): "Cross-National Variation in the Relationship between Welfare Generosity and Single Mother Employment". In: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 702, No. 1, S. 37-54.

Bünning, Mareike/Hipp, Lena (2022): "(How) Can We Become More Equal? Public Policies and Parents' Work-Family Preferences". In: Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 32, No. 2, S. 182-196.

Hipp, Lena/Konrad, Markus (2022): "Has Covid-19 Increased Gender Inequalities in Professional Advancement? Cross-Country Evidence on Productivity Differences between Male and Female Software Developers". In: JFR - Journal of Family Research, Vol. 34, No. 1, Special Issue "Family Lives During the COVID-19 Pandemic in European Societies", edited by Ulrike Zartler/Katarzyna Suwada/Michaela Kreyenfeld, S. 134-160.



Current projects

Covid-19 and gendered labor market inequalities (CAme_BaG) (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung)

Who cares? Bezahlte und unbezahlte Fürsorgearbeit (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung)

Completed projects

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

Die Auswirkungen von COVID-19 auf die wirtschaftliche und soziale Situation von Frauen in Berlin (Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit, Pflege und Gleichstellung)

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

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)

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)