Dr. Claudia Hoffmann-Recksiedler, Dipl.-Psych.


Dr. Claudia Hoffmann-Recksiedler, Dipl.-Psych.
Claudia Hoffmann-Recksiedler
+49 89 62306-418
Deutsches Jugendinstitut
Nockherstr. 2
81541 Munich

My research is broadly grounded in family sociology and the life course framework. My past and recent work examined the transition to adulthood, single parents’ re-partnering choices and health, as well as the emergence and effects of alternative post-separation childcare arrangements on parents. My research interests further comprise social influences on the adaptation to transition experiences across the life course, such as in the transition to adulthood and to later-life divorce or widowhood.

Recksiedler, C., & Settersten, R. A., Jr. (2019). How young adults’ appraisals of work and family goals changed over the Great Recession: An examination of gender and rural-urban differences. Journal of Youth Studies. Advance online publication. doi:


Recksiedler, C., & Bernardi, L. (2019). Lone mothers’ repartnering trajectories and health: Does the welfare context matter? Journal of Family Issues, 40(17), 2582–2604. doi:10.1177/0192513X19860175


Recksiedler, C. & Stawski, R. S. (2019). Marital transitions and depressive symptoms among older adults: Examining educational differences. Gerontology, 65(4), 407-418. doi:10.1159/000493681


Recksiedler, C., Settersten, R. A., Geldhof, J., & Hooker, K. (2019). Stable goals despite economic strain: Young adults’ goal appraisals across the Great Recession. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 43(2), 147-156. doi:10.1177/0165025418798494


Recksiedler, C., & Bernardi, L. (2018). Lone mothers’ repartnering trajectories and health: Does the welfare context matter? LIVES Working Paper, 66, 1-23. doi:10.12682/lives.2296-1658.2018.66


Landberg, M., & Recksiedler, C. (2018). The more, the merrier? The relationship between life satisfaction and social network size over the Great Recession years. In M. Demir & N. Sümer (Eds.), Close Relationships and Happiness (pp. 131-149). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.


Recksiedler, C., Loter, K., Klaas, H. S., Hollstein, B., & Perrig-Chiello, P. (2018). Social dimensions of personal growth following widowhood: A three-wave study. Gerontology, 64(4), 344-360. doi:10.1159/000485916


Settersten, R. A., Jr., Recksiedler, C., Godlewski, B., & Elder, G. H., Jr. (2018). Two faces of wartime experience: Collective memories and veterans’ appraisals in later life. In A. Spiro III, R. A. Settersten, Jr., & C. M. Aldwin (Eds.), Long-Term Outcomes of Military Service: Perspectives on Health and Well-Being (pp. 19-36). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press. doi:10.1037/0000061-002

present - 2018

Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Social Monitoring and Methodology, German Youth Institue, Munich, Germany

2018 -


Postdoc at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

2016 -


Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

2012 -


Studies in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych.), University of Jena, Jena, Germany