The nominating institution WZB Berlin Social Science Center on the breakthrough:

COVID-19 has profound consequences for gender equality. Hipp and Allmendinger were the first ones to put this finding on the agenda of the nation’s public discourse. Various studies are now being undertaken to look into a possible re-traditionalisation. Hipp’s earlier work already revealed consistent disadvantages for women: e.g., mothers had to write a third more applications to be invited to a job interview. A broad discussion on necessary policies, such as gender-budgeting, is needed.

Tags: Covid-19, Discrimination, Diversity, Gender, New Work, Trust in science

Lena Hipp

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Lena Hipp is the head of the research group “Work & Care” at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Professor of Social Structure, Work, and Organization at the University of Potsdam. She received her PhD at Cornell University back in 2011. Since 2017 she has been a member of the Junge Akademie. Before pursuing an academic career, Lena Hipp worked as a policy advisor in the German Parliament.

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