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Keonhi Son

Keonhi Son is a postdoctoral researcher at the The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). Her research focuses on the historical development of gender policies around the world, covering topics such as the work-family lives of women workers in the Global South, and the political origins of women's labor and economic rights.

For the research project "Pathways to Family Policy Universalism: Coverage and Generosity of Family Policies in a Global Perspective," which is part of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy,” she built two historical databases that capture maternity, paternity and parental leave policies in 160 countries from 1883 until 2018.

She was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. She holds a MA in Political Science from University of Heidelberg and a PhD (with distinction) in the same field from BIGSSS.

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