Pia Schober is currently a Research Associate at the Department of Education and Family at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). Her research interests include comparative family and early childhood education policy, gender and social inequalities in employment, child care, and child development. Previously, she held two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and by the British Academy and was based at the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge (2009-2012). She completed a Ph.D. in Social Policy (2005-2009) at the London School of Economics. Recent publications include "Are couples with young children more likely to split up when the mother is the main or an equal earner?" in Sociology, "Parental leave and domestic work of mothers and fathers" in Journal of Social Policy, and "Local day-care quality and maternal employment in West and East Germany" in the Journal of Marriage and Family.