Dr. Nadiya Kelle

Scientist, Research (on parental leave)


Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen (DZA)
Manfred-von-Richthofen-Straße 2
12101 Berlin


Dr. Nadiya Kelle
Telephone: +49 30 260 740-18
Fax: +49 30 260 740-33


Research Interests

  • Volunteering and participation
  • Employment trajectories and old age provision
  • Gender and family


Research Projects

  • The German Survey on Volunteering (FWS; German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth)
  • Life Course, Ageing and Well-Being (LAW; Volkswagen Foundation, 2009-2012)



  • Since September 2017 deputy director, German Survey on Volunteering (FWS), German Centre of Gerontology (DZA), Berlin
  • 2017 Advisor, German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), within the WZB-programme “Science in Practice”
  • 2017 Ph.D. in Sociology at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS), Berlin
  • 2013-2017 Research Scientist, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin
  • 2009-2012 Student Research Assistant / Research Scientist, German Centre of Gerontology (DZA), Berlin

Selected Publications

  • Ehrlich, U. & Kelle, N. (im Erscheinen): Pflegende Angehörige in Deutschland: Wer pflegt, wo, für wen und wie? Zeitschrift für Sozialreform.
  • Kelle, N. (2018): Combining employment and care-giving: how differing care intensities influence employment patterns among middle-aged women in Germany. Ageing and Society, 1-19. doi:10.1017/S0144686X18001423.
  • Kelle, N., Simonson, J. & Romeu Gordo, L. (2017): Is part-time employment after childbirth a stepping stone into full-time work? A cohort study for East and West Germany, Feminist Economics 23 (4), 201-224.
  • Hipp, L.; Kelle, N. & Ouart, L.-M. (2017): Arbeitszeiten im sozialen Dienstleistungssektor im Länder- und Berufsvergleich, WSI-Mitteilungen 70(3), 197-204.
  • Hipp, L. & Kelle, N. (2016): Nur Luft und Liebe? Zur Entlohnung sozialer Dienstleistungsarbeit im Länder- und Berufsvergleich. Zeitschrift für Sozialreform 62(3), 237-269.
  • Simonson, J., Romeu Gordo, L. & Kelle, N. (2015): Separate paths, same direction? De-standardization of male employment biographies in East and West Germany. Current Sociology 63(3), 387-410.
  • Simonson, J., Romeu Gordo, L. & Kelle, N. (2014): Parenthood and subsequent employment: Changes in labor participation of fathers across cohorts as compared to mothers, Fathering 12(3), 302-318.
  • Simonson, J., Romeu Gordo, L. & Titova, N.  (2011). Changing employment patterns of women in Germany: How do baby boomers differ from older cohorts? A comparison using sequence analysis, Advances in Life Course Research 16(2): 65–82.


A complete list can be found here.