Rosa Daiger von Gleichen

Rosa von gleichen

Visiting researcher

Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Faculty of Social Science
Sociology Institute
Chair of Sociology specializing in quantitative analyzes of social change
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
PEG-building, room 3.G089
60629 Frankfurt am Main


Rosa’s interdisciplinary research combines social policy and organizational sociology to study the determinants of family policy at the organizational level, comparing the United States and the United Kingdom. She also investigates the interplay of employer work-family measures and public family policy. Her research examines the relevance of the welfare mix, variety of capitalism, and organizational decision-making on occupational family policies. Rosa was awarded the Department's 2018 Barnett Prize for her paper 'Varieties of Liberalism? A comparative analysis of family policy and poverty outcomes across the 50 United States', co-authored with Zachary Parolin.

Rosa has worked as a research assistant at this department, as a tutor in the PPE social policy elective, and as research coordinator (i.e. project initiator) and director at OxPolicy, the Oxford student think tank. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Cornell University, USA, and her joint Master’s of Law and Business from Bucerius Law School and WHU Business School, both in Germany. Before beginning her PhD at Oxford, she worked as project manager in market research for three years. Rosa is a dual-national of both the United States and Germany.


Parolin, Z. and Daiger von Gleichen, R. (forthcoming) ‘Family Policy in the United States: State-Level Variation in Policy & Poverty Outcomes from 1980 to 2015’, in Nieuwenhuis, R. and Van Lacker, W. (eds.) Handbook of Family Policy. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Daiger von Gleichen, R. and Seeleib-Kaiser, M. (2018) ‘Family Policies and the Weakening of the Male Breadwinner Model’, in Shaver, S. (ed.) Handbook on Gender and Social Policy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 273–307.

von Gleichen, R., Barker, C., Bowen, C., Larsen, O., Shillabeer, O., Tan, G. Y., Wong, W. M. and Youssef, A. (2016) ‘Affordable childcare when you need it? Childcare opening hours in the context of the Childcare Act 2016’, OxPolicy, (May 2016).

Link to Curriculum Vitae