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

  • Care work and employment
  • Volunteering
  • Employment histories and retirement transitions


Research Projects

  • The German Survey on Volunteering (FWS; German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, 2017-2021)
  • Life Course, Ageing and Well-Being (LAW; Volkswagen Foundation, 2009-2012)



  • Since September 2017 researcher at German Centre of Gerontology (DZA)
  • 2017-2021 Deputy Head/Head of the German Survey on Volunteering (FWS) at the German Cente 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

  • 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
  • Kausmann, C., Kelle, N., & Simonson, J. (2021). In welchen Formen engagieren sich Menschen? Typisierung des freiwilligen Engagements in Deutschland. Voluntaris, 9(2), 263-279. DOI: 10.5771/2196-3886-2021-2-263
  • 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
  • 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. DOI: 10.1177/0011392115572380

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