Rona Geffen

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Doctoral candidate

Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Department Social Sciences
Institute for Sociology

Campus Westend - PEG Gebäude
Hauspostfach 15
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Office: PEG 3.G134
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-36616



Since October 2016 Rona Geffen has been a doctoral candidate at the Chair for Social Stratification and Social Policy at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Before coming to Frankfurt, she completed her master’s degree in Sociology and worked as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Haifa, Israel. For her dissertation, she received a DAAD Doctoral Research Fellowship. Her thesis is about the impact of non-standard careers on the divergence of economic and family trajectories over the life course from a cross-national perspective. For her analyses, she utilizes quantitative methods and longitudinal data for Germany and the UK. Her research interests include economic inequality, labor markets, family processes, well-being, social policy, and quantitative research methods.

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Teaching experience

Winter 2015: Teaching Assistant, “Introduction to Statistics”, The School for Political Science, University of Haifa (BA level).

Winter 2014: Teaching Assistant, “Research Methods in Social Science”, The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa (MA level).

Spring 2013- 2015: Teaching Assistant, “Advanced Statistics for Sociology”, The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa (BA level).

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Publications and Presentations


  • Raijman, Rebeca and Rona Geffen. (2018). "Sense of Belonging and Life Satisfaction among Post‐1990 Immigrants in Israel." International Migration, 56(3): 142-157. 
  • Raijman, Rebeca, Moshe Semyonov and Rona Geffen. (2015). "Language Proficiency among Post-1990 Immigrants in Israel." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(8): 1347-137.

Presentations at international conferences

  • “The Three Worlds of Employment Benefits and Precarious Work in the Israeli Labor Market” (with Asaf Levanon), ECSR Conference, September 2018, Paris.
  • “The Timing of Lives: Understanding the Dynamics of Economic Attainment and Family Formation during the Transition to Adulthood in Germany and the UK”, Transitions in Youth Conference, September 2018, Mannheim.

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