Mothers, work and well-being | Anke Plagnol | TEDxBerlin

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Anke C. Plagnol is interested in the choices that individuals make and how these affect their subjective well-being, for instance to what extent a woman’s decision to return (or not to return) to work after childbirth influences her overall satisfaction with life. She tells us about her recent research project which focuses on female labour force participation, work-life conflict, financial satisfaction and aspirations

Anke C. Plagnol is a lecturer in psychology (behavioral economics) at the City University London. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist with an interest in subjective well-being, female labour force participation and life course studies. She joined the Psychology department at City University London in May 2013. Previously she worked as a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Sociology. At Cambridge, she had an Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust and the Isaac Newton Trust, Cambridge. She was also a Research Fellow at Darwin College.
Plagnol’s research is interdisciplinary, drawing on theories and methods from psychology, economics and sociology.

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