Projects per year
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 been short-listed for a Rosebeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research four times (2006, 2010, 2013, 2018), and 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 doctoral students
I am no longer accepting new PhD students, at least as first supervisor.
Sociology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford
Award Date: 6 Nov 2004
Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center2017 → 2021
Visiting Professor, University of Turku2016 → …
8/08/16 → 31/07/21
Project: EU Commission
3/06/13 → 3/10/13
Project: Research-related funding
Cooke, L. P. & Fuller, S., 8 May 2018, In: Journal of Marriage and Family. 80, 3, p. 737-751 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile46 Downloads (Pure)
Cooke, L., Aug 2018, Unequal Family Lives: Causes and Consequences in Europe and the Americas. Cahn, N., Carbone, J., Wilcox, W. B. & DeRose, L. (eds.). Cambridge: University of Cambridge, p. 237-260 24 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › ChapterOpen AccessFile91 Downloads (Pure)
Cooke, L. & Hook, J., 8 May 2018, In: Journal of Marriage and Family. 80, 3, p. 721-736 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile116 Downloads (Pure)
Cooke, L., 1 Aug 2018, In: Work, Employment and Society. 32, 4, p. 768-788 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile107 Downloads (Pure)
Cooke, L., 27 Sep 2016, In: Research on Finnish Society. 9, p. 45-49
Research output: Contribution to journal › Special issue › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile87 Downloads (Pure)