Prof. Lynn Prince Cooke, Ph.D.

Portrait Foto Prof. Lynn Prince Cooke (Martina Sander-Blanck)
Martina Sander-Blanck


l.p.cooke [at]
Professor of Social Policy
Director of Research
Department of Social and Policy Sciences
University of Bath
Ehemalige Gastwissenschaftlerin der Abteilung


Seit 07 2012

Professor of Social Policy

University of Bath (UK)

01 2010 – 07 2012

Professor of Quantitative Sociology

University of Surrey (UK)

01 2007 – 12 2009

Lecturer to Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

University of Kent (UK)

07 2005 – 12 2006

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Queensland (Australia)

09 2004 – 07 2005

Lecturer, Comparative Social Policy

University of Oxford (UK)

09 2001 – 11 2004

Doctoral Research Fellow in Sociology

Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Work in Progress:

Cooke, Lynn Prince and Jennifer L. Hook. “The uneven revolution: Wage impact of domestic tasks among married U.S. women and men.”

Cooke, Lynn Prince and Marina Fernandez-Salgado. “Relative power and fatherhood wage effects among British men.”

Cooke, Lynn Prince and Irene Boeckmann. “Hegemony in context: Fatherhood wage effects across two U.S. cohorts.”

Cooke, Lynn Prince and Sylvia Fuller. “Room to negotiate: Organizational context and the fatherhood wage premium.”

Ausgewählte Publikationen:

Cooke, Lynn Prince, 2014. Gendered parenthood penalties and premiums across the earnings distribution in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. European Sociological Review 30 (3): 360 – 72.

Cooke, Lynn Prince, Erola, J., Evertsson, M., Gahler, M., Harkonen, J., Hewitt, B., Jalovaara, M., Kan, M.-Y.,Lyngstad, T. H., Mencarini, L., Mignot, J.-F., Mortelmans, D., Poortman, A.-R., Schmitt, C. and Trappe, H., 2013. Labor and love:Wives' employment and divorce risk in its socio-political context. Social Politics, 20 (4), pp. 482-509. Finalist, Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.

Cooke, Lynn Prince, 2011. Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies. New York: Routledge Perspectives on Gender series.

Cooke, Lynn Prince, 2010. The politics of housework. In: Treas, J. and Drobnic, S., eds. Dividing the domestic: men, women, and household work in cross-national perspective. Stanford, U. S. A.: Stanford University Press, pp. 59-78.

 Cooke, Lynn Prince, and Gash, Vanessa, 2010. Wives' part-time employment and marital stability in Great Britain, West Germany and the United States. Sociology-the Journal of the British Sociological Association, 44 (6), pp. 1091-1108. Finalist, Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.

Cooke, Lynn Prince and Baxter, Janeen, 2010. "Families" in international context: comparing institutional effects across western societies. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72 (3), pp. 516-536.

Cooke, Lynn Prince,  2009. Gender equity and fertility in Italy and Spain. Journal of Social Policy, 38 (1), pp. 123-140.

Cooke, Lynn Prince, 2007. Persistent policy effects on gender equity in the home:the division of domestic tasks in reunified Germany. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69 (4), pp. 930-950.

Cooke, Lynn Prince, 2007. Policy pathways to gender power:state-level effects on the US division of housework.Journal of Social Policy, 36 (2), pp. 239-260.

Cooke, Lynn Prince, 2006. "Doing" gender in context:household bargaining and risk of divorce in Germany and the United States. American Journal of Sociology, 112 (2), pp. 442-472. Short-listed, Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.

Cooke, Lynn Prince, 2006. Policy, preferences, and patriarchy:the division of domestic labor in East Germany, West Germany and the United States. Social Politics, 13 (1), pp. 117-143.

Cooke, Lynn Prince, 2006. Le Sud revisité:équité de genres et fécondité en Italie et en Espagne. InRecherches et Previsions.Vol. 83. Paris, France: Caisse Nationale des Allocations Familiales, pp. 61-78.

Breen, Richard and Cooke, Lynn Prince, 2005. The persistence of the gendered division of domestic labour. European Sociological Review, 21 (1), pp. 43-57.

Cooke, Lynn Prince,  2004. The gendered division of labor and family outcomes in Germany. Journal of Marriage and Family, 66 (5), pp. 1246-1259.

Cooke, Lynn Prince, 2003. A comparison of initial and early life course earnings of the German secondary education and training system. Economics of Education Review, 22 (1), pp. 79-88.


Laufende Projekte:

PI, NEWFAMSTRAT: The New Shape of Family-Related Gender Stratification. European Research Council Consolidator Grant 2016-2021.

Abgeschlossene Projekte:

Co-I: “Child Poverty and Social Mobility: Lessons for Research and Policy” (Susan Harkness, PI; Lynn Prince Cooke, Matt Dickson, Paul Gregg, Co-Is). Economic and Social Research Council. 2014 – 2017.

Co-I:  “Integrating Quantitative Methods and Substantive Teaching for HE Level One Sociology Students” (Karen Bullock and Rob Meadows, Co-PIs).  Economic and Social Research Council Curriculum Innovation grant. 2012 – 2013.

PI:  Study Visit Grant for Senior Academics, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst-Wandel durch Austausch (DAAD), at University of Rostock and the DIW-Berlin. July 2011. 

PI:  “Gender Equality in Relationship Transitions-GERT.” Leverhulme Trust International Network grant. 2009-2010.

PI:  “Class Differences in Gender Employment Equality in Six Countries.” UK Economic and Social Research Council. 2008-2009.

PI:  European Commission Integrated Research Infrastructure in the Social Sciences (IRISS) grant, hosted by CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange, Luxembourg. October 2003.