Dr. Katharina Mahne

Former scientist, Research




Dr. Katharina Mahne


Research Interests

  • Social Relationships
  • Intergenerational Relationships, in particular Grandparenthood
  • Social Inequality



  • 2006 Diploma in Sociology, Free University Berlin
  • 2014 Ph.D in Sociology, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2007-2017 Scientist at the German Centre of Gerontology (DZA), projekt German Ageing Survey (DEAS)
  • 2013-2017 Director of the German Ageing Survey (DEAS) at the German Centre of Gerontology (DZA)

Selected Publications

  • Mahne, K., Klaus, D., & Engstler, H., (im Erscheinen). Grandparenthood in Germany. Intimacy at a Distance or Emeritus Parents? In Z. Hossain & D. Shwalb (Eds.) Grandparents in Cultural Contexts. Routledge.
  • Mahne, K., Wolff, J., Simonson, J., & Tesch-Römer, C. (Hrsg.)(2017). Altern im Wandel. Zwei Jahrzehnte Deutscher Alterssurvey (DEAS). Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • Wetzel, M., & Mahne, K. (2016). Out of society? Retirement affects perceived social exclusion in Germany. Z Gerontol Geriatr. 49(4):327-34. doi: 10.1007/s00391-016-1036-y.
  • Mahne, K., & Huxhold, O. (2014). Grandparenthood and subjective well-being: moderating effects of educational level. Journal of Gerontology: SOCIAL SCIENCES. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbn147
  • Mahne, K., & Huxhold, O. (2012). Social contact between grandparents and older grandchildren: a three generation perspective. In S. Arber & V. Timonen (Eds.), Contemporary grandparenting: changing family relationships in global contexts. Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Mahne, K., & Motel-Klingebiel, A. (2012). The importance of the grandparent role: a class specific phenomenon? Evidence from Germany. Advances in Life Course Research, 17(3), 145-155. doi: 10.1016/j.alcr.2012.06.001


A complete list can be found here.