Dr Ekaterina Hertog

Career Development Fellow in the Sociology of Japanese Society, Department of Sociology


Dr Hertog is a Research Fellow on the GenTime project at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford.

Her research interests lie in the field of family sociology and social policy; her current research focuses on the gender balance in the domestic division of labour in contemporary Japan. ​


  • Domestic division of labour in East Asia, especially in Japan
  • Multigenerational households in Japan
  • Childcare policies in Japan
  • Marriage formation
  • Contemporary Japanese families
  • Single motherhood in contemporary Japan (related welfare, legal and labour market issues as well as associated social norms)
  • Marriage trends in contemporary Japan
  • Low birth rate in contemporary Japan


English, Japanese, Russian