Lena Scherf

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Research Assistant

Goethe-University Frankfurt Main
Faculty of Social Sciences
Institute of Sociology
PEG-Building Campus Westend
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Room: 3.G 149
Tel: +49-69/798-36512




From October 2019, Lena Scherf is employed as a research assistant at the Goethe University in Frankfurt (Specialty in the Sociology of Work).

Lena studied Sociology and Education (B.A.) at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and obtained her Master of Arts degree in Sociology in September 2019 from the University of Bamberg (M.A.). In her master thesis, she investigated paternal time in paid work and childcare during parenthood using representative longitudinal data (SOEP).

Beneath tackling own research projects during her university career, she gained further experience in the field of social research by working as a student assistant at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories in Bamberg (LIfBi). As a part of her work, she supported two departments in writing technical papers documenting their instruments in the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).

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Research interests:

  • Reconciliation of work and family life
  • Organization of work, family dynamics and family policy
  • Intergenerational transmission of (family) characteristics
  • Methods of empirical social research, especially multilevel and longitudinal techniques

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Publications and Presentations

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