Peer-reviewed journal articles


  • Schober, P. S. (2013) Maternal labor market return and domestic work after childbirth in Britain and Germany, Community, Work & Family, 16, 3 (July 2013)
  • Kanji, S. and Schober, P. S. (2014) Are couples with young children more likely to split up when the mother is the main or an equal earner?, Sociology, 48 (February 2014), 38-58
  • Schober, P. S. (2013) The parenthood effect on gender inequality: Explaining the change in paid and domestic work when British couples become parents, European Sociological Review, 29 (February 2013): 74-85


Book chapters


  • Camehl, G. F., Schober, P. S. and Spieß, C. K. (2014) A SOEP-Related Study: Early Childhood Education and Care Quality in the Socio-Economic Panel (K2ID-SOEP), in: Gerstorf, Sandra and Jürgen Schupp (ed.): SOEP Wave Report 2014, Berlin, pp.31-33
  • Schober, P. S. (2014) Day-care trends for children under three years in Germany, in Leon, M. The Transformation of Care in European Societies, London: Palgrave, 208-232
  • Schober, P. S. (2014) Family Policies from Gender Equality Perspectives. A European Comparison, in Jin, Y. and Schlaeger, C. (Eds.) Family Changes in China and Study on Family Policies, Nanjing Normal University
  • Schober, P. S. (2014) Female-male earnings ratio among skilled workers, in: Michalos, A. C. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research, Dordrecht: Springer, 2238-2240
  • Schober, P. S. (2012) Stratification, work and early parenthood, in: Blackburn, B., Connelly, R., Gayle, V. und Lambert, P. (eds.) Social Stratification: Trends and Processes, Ashgate
  • Schober, P. S. (2005) Karriere- und Familienplanung tschechischer und österreichischer Frauen im Vergleich (Career- and family planning of Czech and Austrian women in comparative perspective), in: Reif, E. und Schwarz, I. (eds) Zwischen Konflikt und Annäherung, Südwind Niederösterreich Verlag


Policy reports


  • Schober, P. S. (2015) ‘Daddy leave’: a route to greater gender equality in housework and childcare?, Policy Network Newsletter, April 2015,
  • Schober, P. S. and Stahl, J. F. (2014) Trends in der Kinderbetreuung seit dem Mauerfall –sozioökonomische Unterschiede verstärken sich in Ost und West, DIW Wochenbericht, Nr.40.2014
  • Schober, P. S. and Spieß, C. K. (2014) Kita-Qualität für Erwerbsverhalten von Müttern mit Kleinkindern relevant – Zusammenhang eindeutiger in Ostdeutschland, DIW Wochenbericht, Nr.21.2014
  • Schober, P. S., Spieß, C. K. and Anders, Y. (2014) Early childhood education and care quality: Investigating socio-economic selection, child development and information asymmetries, in: Jacobs Foundation (2014), Annual Report 2013
  • Schober, P. S. and Schmitt, C. (2014) Ausbau der Kinderbetreuung – Entlastung der Eltern erhöht Lebenszufriedenheit, DIW Wochenbericht, Nr.50.2013
  • Schober, P. S. and Spieß, C. K. (2012) Frühe Förderung und Betreuung von Kindern: Bedeutende Unterschiede bei der Inanspruchnahme besonders in den ersten Lebensjahren, DIW Wochenbericht, Nr.43.2012, 17-28
  • Plagnol, A. C., Schott, J. and Schober, P. S. (2010) Gender equality in paid and unpaid work: Priorities for UK policy intervention, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 29 (2010), 7: 711 – 715


Book reviews


  • Schober, P. S. (2014) Review of ‘Persistence, privilege, and parenting: The comparative study of intergenerational mobility’ by T. M. Smeeding, R. Erikson, and M. Jäntti (eds.), (Russel Sage, 2011), and ‘From parents to children: The intergenerational transmission of advantage’ by J. Ermisch, M. Jäntti, and T. Smeeding (eds) (Russel Sage, 2012), Journal of European Social Policy, 24 (2014), 4, 400-402
  • Schober, P. S. (2012) Review of ‘Social Policies, Labour Markets and Motherhood’ by Del Boca, D. and Wetzels, C. (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Economica, 79 (2012), 314-316
  • Schober, P. S. (2010) Review of ‘Contemporary Fathering: Theory, Policy and Practice’ by Featherstone, B. (Bristol: Policy Press, 2009), Journal of Social Policy, 39 (2010): 494-496


Working papers


  • Schober, P. S. and Zoch, G. (2015) Change in the gender division of domestic work after mummy or daddy took leave: An examination of alternative explanations, SOEP Papers 803
  • Peter, F. H., Schober, P. S. and Spieß, C. K. (2014) Early Birds in Day Care: The Social Gradient in Starting Day Care and Children's Non-cognitive Skills, DIW Discussion Paper 1438
  • Schober, P. S. and Spieß, C. K. (2014) Local Day-Care Quality and Maternal Employment: Evidence from East and West Germany, SOEP Papers 649
  • Schober, P. S. and Schmitt, C. (2013) Day-care expansion and parental subjective wellbeing: evidence from Germany, SOEP Papers No.602
  • Schober, P. S. (2012) Parental Leave Policies and Child Care Time in Couples after Childbirth, SOEP Papers 434
  • Schober, P. S. (2011) Maternal Labor Market Return, Parental Leave Policies, and Gender Inequality in Housework, SOEP papers 422
  • Schober, P. S. (2010) The parenthood effect on gender inequality: Explaining the change in paid and domestic work when British couples become parents, GeNet Working Paper No. 42
  • Schober, P. S. (2010) Gender equality and outsourcing of domestic work, childbearing, and relationship stability among British couples, GENet Working Paper No. 41