Henz, Ursula

Dr Ursula Henz  


Position held

Associate Professor in Social Research Methods


Experience keywords:

demography; family sociology; informal caring; life course; quantitative methods; social stratification

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Dr Henz joined the Sociology Department in 2001. Prior to doing so, she held research fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education in Berlin, Germany, at Stockholm University (Demography Unit and Swedish Institute for Social Research), Sweden, and at King's College, London. Her studies have been concerned with longitudinal aspects of compulsory and post-compulsory educational participation, poverty, women's labour market participation and family dynamics using a number of large-scale surveys. Currently she is participating in an internationally comparative project to study fertility decisions in stepfamilies using the European Fertility and Family Surveys. Her research interests include the role of the family in social stratification, sociology of the life course, and quantitative methods.


French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Swedish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]

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Henz, Ursula and Mills, Colin (2017) Social class origin and assortative mating in Britain, 1949-2010 Sociology. ISSN 0038-0385


Henz, Ursula (2016) Children’s changing family context In: Champion, Tony and Falkingham, Jane, (eds.) Population Change in the United Kingdom. Rowman & Littlefield International, London, UK. ISBN 9781783485918


Henz, Ursula and Mills, Colin (2015) Work-life conflict in Britain: job demands and resources European Sociological Review, 31 (1). 1-13. ISSN 0266-7215


Henz, Ursula (2014) Long-term trends of men’s co-residence with children in England and Wales Demographic Research, 30 (23). 671-702. ISSN 1435-9871


Henz, Ursula (2010) Parent care as unpaid family labor: how do spouses share? Journal of Marriage and Family, 72 (1). 148-164. ISSN 0022-2445


Henz, Ursula (2009) Couples' provision of informal care for parents and parents-in-law: far from sharing equally? Ageing and Society, 29 (3). 369-395. ISSN 0144-686X


Henz, Ursula (2008) Gender roles and values of children: childless couples in East and West Germany Demographic Research, 19 (39). 1451 -1500. ISSN 1435-9871


Henz, Ursula (2006) Informal caregiving at working age: effects of job characteristics and family configuration Journal of Marriage and Family, 68 (2). 411-429. ISSN 0022-2445


Henz, Ursula and Thomson, Elizabeth (2005) Union stability and stepfamily fertility in Austria, Finland, France & West Germany European Journal of Population, 21 (1). 3-29. ISSN 0168-6577


Henz, Ursula (2004) The effects of informal care on paid-work participation in Great Britain: a lifecourse perspective Ageing and Society, 24 (6). 851-880. ISSN 0144-686X


Henz, Ursula and Jonsson, J. O. (2003) Union disruption in Sweden. Does economic dependency inhibit separation? International Journal of Sociology, 33 (1). 3-39. ISSN 0020-7659

Henz, Ursula and Jonsson, Jan O (2003) Who marries whom in Sweden? In: Blossfeld, Hans-Peter and Timm, Andreas, (eds.) Who Marries Whom? Educational Systems as Marriage Markets in Modern Societies. European studies of population, Vol. 1 (12). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 235-266. ISBN 9781402016820


Evandrou, Maria and Glaser, Karen and Henz, Ursula (2002) Multiple role occupancy in midlife: balancing work and family life in Britain The Gerontologist, 42 (6). 781-789. ISSN 0016-9013

Henz, Ursula (2002) Childbirth in east and west German stepfamilies: estimated probabilities from hazard rate models Demographic Research, 7 (6). 307-342. ISSN 1435-9871


Henz, Ursula (2001) Family formation and participation in higher education: crosscutting life events? In: Jonsson, Jan and Mills, Colin, (eds.) Cradle to Grave: Life-Course Change in Modern Sweden. Sociology Press, Durham, UK, 45-69. ISBN 1903457033

Henz, Ursula and Sundström, Marianne (2001) Earnings as a force of attraction and specialization in Sweden In: Blossfeld, Hans-Peter and Drobnic, Sonja, (eds.) Careers of Couples in Contemporary Society. Oxford university press, Oxford, 233-260. ISBN 9780199244911

Fritzell, Johan and Henz, Ursula (2001) Household income dynamics: mobility out of and into low income over the life-course In: Jonsson, Jan and Mills, Colin, (eds.) Cradle to Grave: Life-Course Change in Modern Sweden. Sociology Press, Durham, UK, 184-210. ISBN 1903457033

Henz, Ursula and Sundström, Marianne (2001) Partner choice and women's paid work in Sweden: the role of earnings European Sociological Review, 17 (3). 295-316. ISSN 0266-7215

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