Dr. Nadiya Kelle

Scientist, Research


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


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


Research Interests

  • Unpaid work with focus on family caregiving and volunteering
  • Associations between paid and unpaid work, retirement income, and well-being
  • Determinants of and change in voluntary engagement.


Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator (PI) of the Project “The consequences of the Corona pandemic on the development of social integration in middle and older adulthood (CoESI; 2023-2025)
  • Principal Investigator (PI) of the project ‚Family care and old-age provision‘ (FPA; Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung 2022-2023)
  • (Co-)leading of the German Survey on Volunteering (FWS; German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, 2017-2021)



  • Since September 2017 researcher at German Centre of Gerontology (DZA)
  • 2017 Ph.D. in Sociology at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)
  • 2013-2017 Researcher, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
  • 2009-2012 Researcher, German Centre of Gerontology (DZA), Berlin

Selected Publications

  • Kelle, N., Romeu Gordo, L., & Simonson, J. (2022). Kind – und dann? Wandel partnerschaftlicher Erwerbsverläufe drei Jahre nach dem Übergang in die Elternschaft. KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 74(3), 329-351. DOI: 10.1007/s11577-022-00860-5
  • Kelle, N., & Ehrlich, U. (2022). Situation unterstützender und pflegender Angehöriger von Menschen mit Demenz [DZA Aktuell 04/2022] Berlin: Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen.
  • Simonson, J., Kelle, N., Kausmann, C., & Tesch-Römer, C. (Hrsg.) (2022). Freiwilliges Engagement in Deutschland – Der Deutsche Freiwilligensurvey 2019. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-35317-9
  • Kelle, N. (2020): Combining employment and care-giving: how differing care intensities influence employment patterns among middle-aged women in Germany. Ageing and Society, 40(5), 925-943. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686x18001423
  • Ehrlich, U. & Kelle, N. (2019): Pflegende Angehörige in Deutschland: Wer pflegt, wo, für wen und wie? Zeitschrift für Sozialreform. 65(2), 175-203. DOI: 10.1515/zsr-2019-0007
  • 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. DOI: 10.1080/13545701.2016.1257143

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