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


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

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.

Bernhardt, J., Recksiedler, C., & Linberg, A. (2023). Work from Home and Parenting: Examining the Role of Work-Family Conflict and Gender during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Social Issues, 79(3), 935-970. https://doi.org/10.1111/josi.12509


Recksiedler, C., Bernhardt, J., & Heintz-Martin, V. (2023). Mothers’ Well-Being in Families and Family Structure: Examining Constellations of Stressors across Life Domains. Journal of Family Issues, 44(2), 363-385. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X211048479


Bernhardt, J., & Recksiedler, C. (2022). Work-to-Family Conflict and Parenting Practices: Examining the Role of Working from Home among Lone and Partnered Working Mothers. Journal of Family Research, 34(4), 1072-1100. https://doi.org/10.20377/jfr-709


Recksiedler, C., Cheval, B., Sieber, S., Orsholits, D., Stawski, R. S., & Cullati, S. (2022). Linking Widowhood and Later-Life Depressive Symptoms: Do Childhood Socioeconomic Circumstances Matter? Aging & Mental Health,  26(11), 2159-2169. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.1972930


Heintz-Martin, V., Recksiedler, C., & Langmeyer, A. N. (2022). Household Debt, Maternal Well-Being, and Child Adjustment in Germany: Examining the Family Stress Model by Family Structure. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 43, 338–353. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-021-09777-1


Langmeyer, A. N., Recksiedler, C., Entleitner-Phleps, C., & Walper, S. (2022). Post-Separation Physical Custody Arrangements in Germany: Examining Sociodemographic Correlates, Parental Coparenting, and Child Adjustment. Social Sciences, 11(3), 114-137. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci11030114


Recksiedler, C., Langmeyer, A. N., Entleitner-Phleps, C., & Walper, S. (2022). Profiles of Maternal Well-Being in Germany: Do Post-Separation Physical Custody Arrangements Matter? Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 63(3), 214-233. https://doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2021.1993026


Recksiedler, C., & Bernardi, L. (2021). Are "Part-Time Parents" Healthier Parents? Correlates of Shared Physical Custody in Switzerland. In L. Bernardi & D. Mortelmans (Eds.), Shared Physical Custody: Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Empirical Insights in Custody Arrangements (pp. 75-99). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-68479-2_5


Recksiedler, C., & Landberg, M. (2021). Emerging Adults’ Self-Efficacy as a Resource for Coping With the COVID-19 Pandemic. Emerging Adulthood, 9(5) 576–582. https://doi.org/10.1177/21676968211019287


Recksiedler, C., & Bernardi, L. (2021). Changes in Legal Regulations, Parental Health and Well-being, and Children’s Physical Custody Arrangements among Post-Separation Families in Switzerland. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 62(2), 104-126. https://doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2020.1833295


Recksiedler, C., & Settersten, R. A., Jr. (2020). 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, 23(9), 1217-1233. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2019.1663339


Recksiedler, C., & Bernardi, L. (2019). Lone mothers’ repartnering trajectories and health: Does the welfare context matter? Journal of Family Issues, 40(17), 2582–2604. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025418798494


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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89663-2_8


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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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