After writing a monographic dissertation, which was published in 2016 (Campus Publishing Company), I proceeded towards publishing shorter manuscripts e.g. journal articles.

Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

Fulda, B.E., Nauck, B. and Qiang Ren. The transition to adulthood in China, Germany and the USA: Prevalence, timing and synchronization of private and professional life. Chinese Journal of Sociology (online first:

Hiekel, N., & Fulda, B. E. (2018). Love. Break up. Repeat: The prevalence and stability of serial cohabitation among West German women and men born in the early 1970s. Demographic Research, 39(30), 855–870.

Fulda, B.E. and P.M. Lersch (2018). Planning until Death do us part: Partnership Status and Financial Planning Horizon, Journal of Marriage and Family. Article DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12458

Fulda, B.E. (2017), The Transition to Adulthood in Individualistic and Collectivistic Cultures: Prevalence and Timing of Premarital Cohabitation and First Marriage in Germany and China, in Christina L. Scott Sampson Lee Blair (ed.) Intimate Relationships and Social Change (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Volume 11) Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 145 – 172

Fulda, B.E. (2016). The diversity in longitudinal partnership trajectories during the transition to adulthood. Demographic Research, 35(October), 1101–1134.


Fulda, Barbara Elisabeth (2016): “Culture’s Influence: Regionally Differing Social Milieus and Variations in Fertility Rates” (Immer weniger Kinder? Soziale Milieus und regionale Unterschiede der Geburtenzahlen), Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Campus

Fulda, Barbara Elisabeth (2010): “The effect of women’s employment on partnership stability: A quantitative synthesis”, Cologne, University of Cologne

Other Publications

Fulda, B.E. (2018). Leitbilder: Vorstellungen vom idealen Leben. In: Randolf Rodenstock, Neşe Sevsay-Tegethoff (Eds.), Werte – und was sie uns wert sind. Eine interdisziplinäre Anthologie. München: Roman Herzog Institut (RHI)

Fulda, Barbara Elisabeth (2017): Moving in together and marrying for the first time: A comparison between European countries, in: The new diversity of family life in Europe, edited by Sebastian Kurtenbach, Megan Lueneburg, Banu Citlak, Meglena Zlatkova. Wiesbaden: Springer

Fulda, Barbara Elisabeth (2016): BildungssoziologieKölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 68 (4), 731-733.

Fulda, Barbara E. (2015): “Milieu und Raum. Wie kulturelle Prägungen die Unterschiede regionaler Geburtenzahlen in Deutschland erklären.” in: MPIfG Jahrbuch 2015-2016, edited by Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, 75-82

Fulda, Barbara E. (2015): “Culture’s Influence:  Regional cultural contexts and variation in fertility rates” MPIfG Discussion Paper 15/4, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany

Fulda, Barbara Elisabeth (2014):
Geburtenraten und regionale Kulturen in Zeiten sozialen und ökonomischen Wandels“, Gesellschaftsforschung 2/14, 10-11

Fulda, Barbara Elisabeth (2013): “Beyond the Mean: Regional Differences in Fertility Rates and Social Milieus”, 8th Max Planck Summer Conference on Economy and Society, EUI, Florence, Italy


Grandparental norms and values towards the family: How are they related to grandparental engagement in care for their grandchildren? Accepted for
PAA Annual Meeting 2017, Chicago, IL

The family as a source of support: How and to which extent do family members help each other? Fourth International pairfam Conference, 2014: “Linked life course transitions and family outcomes”, Cologne