Clara Schäper joined the DIW Berlin Graduate Center as a PhD student in 2020. She obtained her B.Sc. in Economics at the University of Mannheim and her M.Sc. in Applied Economics with a major in Public Policy and Development (PPD) at the Paris School of Economics (PSE). In her master’s thesis she studied the interdependence between discrimination in hiring and segregation on the firm- and geographical-level in France. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant at the chair of Development and Macroeconomics at the University of Mannheim and the Labour Group of the Public Policy Institut (IPP) at the PSE. Prior to starting her PhD, Clara further gained professional and research experience in the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission in Brussels as well as in the Research Group Gender Economics of the DIW Berlin. Clara's research interests are gender and family economics, labour economics, applied microeconometrics and the intersection of those fields.