Research Group Leader
Research Group: Gender Inequalities and Fertility
Nicole Hiekel leads the Independent Research Group on Gender Inequalities and Fertility at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany. Nicole received her PhD in Sociology (2014) from VU University Amsterdam with her dissertation, entitled "The different meanings of cohabitation across Europe". She conducted this research at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in The Hague.
Nicole is an internationally recognized scholar studying, at the intersection of sociology and demography, the interaction of social and gender inequalities with demographic processes in partnership and family life courses. Her research has been published in Demography, European Journal of Population, Population Studies, European Sociological Review and Journal of Marriage and Family.
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 1–16. (2022)
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2021-013. (2021)
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