Anne Hannusch Why Do Married Mothers Make Differing Employment Decisions In Different Countries?

Anne Hannuschis an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. Having studied at Copenhagen Business School and the University of North Carolina, she completed her PhD at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) in 2018. Hannusch’s research focuses on macroeconomics, family economics and labor economics. She has held research positions at the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Hannusch was the recipient of the Joseph K. Heyman scholarship in 2016.

Area of Research

Labor Economics

since 2018

Assistant Professor

University of Mannheim (Universität Mannheim) (more details)

Department of Economics


Assistant Professor

Emory University

Principles of Microeconomics


Ph.D. in Economics

Emory University


Graduate Research Assistant

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


M.Sc. in Economics

University of North Carolina


M.Sc. in Applied Economics and Finance

Copenhagen Business School

- American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics

- American Economic Review

- European Economic Review

- Journal of Political Economy


- Summer Research Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2010)

- Joseph K. Heyman Scholarship (2016)


- Graduate Student Award, Southern Economic Association (2015)

- German Research Foundation (DFG)

University of Mannheim (Universität Mannheim)

Mannheim, Germany

For generations, the University of Mannheim has been preparing students to take on leadership roles in business, academia, and society. One of the university’s strengths in this task is its profile, which is characterized by the economic and social sciences. It is in these fields that the University of Mannheim has repeatedly been ranked as one of the top 20 European research institutions. Key focuses of Mannheim researchers include decision-making processes and elections, governance, regulation, competition and innovation, migration and multilingualism, and the culture of change. The campus surrounding Mannheim’s baroque palace is a place where bright minds from across the globe come together to learn, discuss, research, and prepare to make their mark on the world.


The employment rate for married women with children varies significantly between different countries. In this video, ANNE HANNUSCH analyzes this phenomenon, focusing on the differences between Denmark and the USA. Developing a quantitative economic model and exploring the effects of child care costs and family transfer programs, Hannusch finds that how we design and distribute the latter is vital in helping married mothers to continue to work. Because the US system provides family transfer support only to those whose income remains under a certain threshold, some mothers choose not to work so that their family income remains below that threshold. The research provides important insight into how we can reduce gender inequality and level the playing field.

LT Video Publication DOI:

Taxing Families: The Impact of Child-Related Transfers on Maternal Labor Supply

  • Anne Hannusch
  • Published in 2019
Anne Hannusch. "Taxing Families: The Impact of Child-Related Transfers on Maternal Labor Supply." working paper in 2019.