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Research interests

My research uses a variety of large-scale national datasets to explore how labour markets and social transfers structure work inequalities among women and men, as well as between them.  My interest in institutional effects on inequalities is further explored in comparative research, and more recently in analyzing linked employee-employer data to assess how inequalities are configured within and across organizations.  I am also interested in life course research, such as the impact of household divisions of labour on divorce risk.  I am currently pursuing these interests under a European Research Council Consolidator Grant (680958, 2016-2021) for the NEWFAMSTRAT project.

My research has thrice been short-listed for a Rosebeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research (2006, 2010, 2013), with past funders including the British Academy, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst-Wandel durch Austausch (DAAD), the Economic and Social Research Council, the European Commission (IRISS), the Leverhulme Trust, and others.

Willing to supervise PhD

I would welcome PhD applicants with keen skills and interests in using advanced quantitative methods to explore inequalities at the intersection of gender, class,  and race/ethnicity in their socio-economic and political context.

External positions

Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

20172019

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Projects 2013 2021

NEWFAMSTAT

Cooke, L.

European Research Council

8/08/1631/07/21

Project: EU Commission

Global Research Scholarship Scheme - Social Policy, Labour Market Analyses

Cooke, L.

3/06/133/10/13

Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Research Output 1983 2018

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Pathology of Patriarchy and Family Inequalities

Cooke, L. 31 May 2017 Family Inequalities in Europe and the Americas: Causes and Consequences. Cahn, N., Carbone, J., Wilcox, W. B. & DeRose, L. (eds.). Cambridge: University of Cambridge

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pathology
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Gender Equality Levers at the State-Market Nexus: Bringing Organizations Back In

Cooke, L. Sep 2016 In : Research on Finnish Society. 9, p. 45-49

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

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Why Trump’s male chauvinism appeals to some voters more than others

Cooke, L. 21 Oct 2016 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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