Martina Klett-Davies is a guest lecturer in the Sociology Department at LSE, on the ‘Personal Life, Intimacy and the Family’ course. She also teaches on the ‘Gender and Geography’ course at the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE.
Martina obtained her PhD from the LSE in 2002 on the topic of lone motherhood and late modernity. Since then she has worked as a researcher at the LSE, the Family and Parenting Institute (FPI) and The Open University. Currently, Martina is also a Visiting Research Fellow at The Open University.
Martina’s principal research interest concerns people's family lives and relationships and her research falls into three areas:
The first is concerned with family lives and focusses on how full-time mothers and fathers understand their everyday lives and what this reveals about meanings of parenthood, unpaid and paid work as well as gender relations.
The second area of interest is in the meanings and experiences of long-term couple relationships, particularly in the gender and parenting differences in what helps people sustain relationships. One strand of the research analyses how the life events such as illness and retirement are understood and reconciled by couples over 55 years old.
The third strand is analysing how social policies and government agendas position single parents and parenting in the UK.
Klett-Davies M. (2016) Unter Druck? Alleinerziehende im Vereinigten Koenigreich, report, Bertelsmann Stiftung, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3983.0004
Klett-Davies M. (2016) Under Pressure? Single parents in the UK, Bertelsmann Stiftung www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/en/publications/publication/did/under-pressure
Klett-Davies M. (2016) Under Pressure? Single parents in the UK, executive summary, Bertelsmann Stiftung www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/en/publications/publication/did/under-pressure-1
Gabb J., Klett-Davies M., Fink J. & M. Thomae (2014) Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century, Survey Findings Report (PDF), The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Gabb J., Klett-Davies M., Fink J. & M. Thomae (2013) Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century, Interim Survey Findings Report, The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Klett-Davies M. (2012) A critical analysis of family and relationship policies in England and Wales (1997-2011), Families, Relationship & Societies (1) 1.
Hunt, S., Virgo S., Klett-Davies M., Page A. & J. Apps (2011) Provider Influence on the Home Learning Environment (Part 1 & Part 2), Family & Parenting Institute, London.
Klett-Davies M. (ed.) (2010) Is parenting a class issue?, Family & Parenting Institute, London.
Klett-Davies M. & Skaliotis E. (2009) Mothers, childcare and the work-life balance, in: Hunt (ed.) Family Trends – British families since the 1950s, Family & Parenting Institute, London.
Klett-Davies M. (ed.) (2008) Putting sibling relationships on the map: A multidisciplinary perspective, Family & Parenting Institute, London.
Klett-Davies M., Skaliotis E. & Wollny I. (2008) Mapping and Analysis of Parenting Services in England, Family & Parenting Institute, London.
Klett-Davies M. (2007) Going it alone? Lone motherhood in late modernity, Aldershot, Ashgate.
Klett-Davies M. (2005) ‘The Diversity of State Benefit Dependent Lone Mothers: the Use of Type Categories as an Analytical Tool, Sociological Research Online (10), 1.