Ilona Ostner

Ilona Ostner is a sociologist and professor emerita of comparative social policy in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Sociology, University of Göttingen, Germany.

She was principal investigator of the international research project: PolChi Governing ‘new social risks’: The case of recent child policies in European welfare states, funded by OPEN RESEARCH AREA IN EUROPE FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES. ANR-DFG-ESRC-NOW 2011-2014 (co-PIs: Mary Daly, Belfast, Trudie Knijn, Utrecht, Claude Martin, Rennes, associate Jane Lewis, LSE) www.parentingresearch.eu

She is the co-author:

  • (with Carolyn Stolberg) of ‘Investing in Children, Monitoring Parents: Parenting Support in the Changing German Welfare State’, in Social Policy and Society 14 (4), October, 2015, pp. 621-632
  • (with Åsa Lundqvist) of ‘Parenting and parenting support in Germany and Sweden: convergence and persistent dissimilarities’, in Parents in the Spotlight: Parenting Practices and Support, Journal of Family Research, special issue, no 11, 2016, edited by Tanja Betz, Michael-Sebastian Honig & Ilona Ostner (fortcoming)
  • (with Trudie Knijn & Claude Martin) of ‘Triggers and drivers of change in framing parenting support in North-Western Europe’ which will appear in the Handbook of Child and Family Policy, edited by Guðný B Eydal & Tine Rostgaard, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2017 (forthcoming).

She edited with Margitta Mätzke Explaining Recent Shifts in Family Policy, a special issue of the Journal of European Social Policy, vol. 10, no. 5, 2010, and is co-editor of and also contributor to Parents in the Spotlight: Parenting Practices and Support, Journal of Family Research, special issue, no 11, 2016.

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