Professor Lynn Prince Cooke
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Video: Policy and changing families
View a film presented by Professor Lynn Prince Cooke about our research surrounding the changing families and the new household models.
Lynn Prince Cooke is a Professor of Social Policy. Prior to obtaining her doctorate, she was a consultant on labour-management cooperation for various private enterprises (1986-1992), and a vice president of the Economic Development Council of Seattle/King County (1993-1996) working with local businesses, trade unions, and government agencies to enhance regional workforce capacity. Her current research compares how different sets of national policies shape societal divisions of labour along the life course.
- Research grants Lynn's research has been supported by 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.
- Editorial roles Lynn is currently a consulting editor for American Journal of Sociology, and a member of the editorial board of European Sociological Review. She served on the editorial board of Journal of Marriage and Family from 2007 to 2010.
- Research networks Principle Investigator: Gender Equality in Relationship Transitions International Network; Member of the European Union FP6-funded EqualSoc Network of Excellence; Founding member of the Work and Family Researchers Network
- Lynn completed her doctoral research in sociology at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2001-2004), followed by a University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Queensland (2005-2006).
- In 2007, she was appointed a Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Kent, and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008.
- In 2011, Lynn was appointed as Professor of Sociology and Chair of Quantitative Methods at the University of Surrey.
- She has been a visiting researcher at European University Institute (2000), University of Bielefeld (2001), the University of Washington (2003), Yale University (2005) and the DIW/Berlin (2011).
- American Sociological Association: Section on Family, and Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility
- International Sociological Association: RC19 on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy, and RC28 on Social Stratification
- Council on Contemporary Families
- Lynn is currently a member of the editorial board of European Sociological Review
- She was a consulting editor for American Journal of Sociology from 2010-2012, and served on the editorial board of Journal of Marriage and Family from 2007 to 2010
- Gender-class intersections of accumulated (dis)advantage, particularly via group differences in paid and unpaid work
- Family formation and couple dissolution
- Demographic effects on intergenerational mobility
- Life course research
- Multimethod analysis: Historical-comparative policy analysis and Quantitative analyses of international large-scale secondary data sets
Cooke, L. P., 2010. Briefing paper: 'Traditional' marriages now less stable than ones where couples share work and household chores. In: Risman, B. J., ed. Families as They Really Are. New York, USA: W. W. Norton, pp. 431-432.
Cooke, L. P., 2010. The politics of housework. In: Treas, J. and Drobnic, S., eds. Dividing the domestic: men, women, and household work in cross-national perspective. Stanford, U. S. A.: Stanford University Press, pp. 59-78. (Social Inequality)
Cooke, L. P., 2006. Le Sud revisité : équité de genres et fécondité en Italie et en Espagne. In: Recherches et Previsions. Vol. 83. Paris, France: Caisse Nationale des Allocations Familiales, pp. 61-78.
Cooke, L. P. and Gash, V., 2010. Wives' part-time employment and marital stability in Great Britain, West Germany and the United States. Sociology-the Journal of the British Sociological Association, 44 (6), pp. 1091-1108.
Cooke, L. P. and Baxter, J., 2010. "Families" in international context: comparing institutional effects across western societies. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72 (3), pp. 516-536.
Cooke, L. P., 2007. Persistent policy effects on gender equity in the home : the division of domestic tasks in reunified Germany. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69 (4), pp. 930-950.
Cooke, L. P., 2007. Policy pathways to gender power : state-level effects on the US division of housework. Journal of Social Policy, 36 (2), pp. 239-260.
Cooke, L. P., 2006. "Doing" gender in context : household bargaining and risk of divorce in Germany and the United States. American Journal of Sociology, 112 (2), pp. 442-472.
Cooke, L. P., 2006. Policy, preferences, and patriarchy : the division of domestic labor in East Germany, West Germany and the United States. Social Politics, 13 (1), pp. 117-143.
Breen, R. and Cooke, L. P., 2005. The persistence of the gendered division of domestic labour. European Sociological Review, 21 (1), pp. 43-57.
Cooke, L. P., 2004. The gendered division of labor and family outcomes in Germany. Journal of Marriage and Family, 66 (5), pp. 1246-1259.
Cooke, L. P., 2003. A comparison of initial and early life course earnings of the German secondary education and training system. Economics of Education Review, 22 (1), pp. 79-88.
Batson, C., Raynor-Prince, D. and Raynor-Prince, L., 1983. Religious orientation and complexity of thought about existential concerns. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 22 (1), pp. 38-50.