Franziska Cohen

Franziska Cohen, Dr.

Dr. Franziska Cohen is a researcher at the group of Early Childhood Education at Freie Universität Berlin since 2013. Before, she worked as a research assistant in the contexts of Empirical Educational Research (Department of Pedagogy and Psychology) and elementary-school pedagogy (Universität Potsdam). She was also a scholarship-holder in the framework program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research that supports the Empirical Educational Research. Her main research interests concern the effects of home environment and institutional care on children’s development and educational disparities in early childhood. This was also the topic of her PhD thesis. She currently leads the follow-up study on the evaluation of the home-based approach “Chancenreich” to improve the home environment of disadvantaged families in Germany. She is also a researcher of the CARE project where she was involved in the multiple case studies on early childhood practice. Her methodological expertise lies in quantitative methods.


Free University Berlin


Wilke, F., Hachfeld, A., & Anders, Y. (2017). How is participation in parent-child-interaction-focused and parenting-skills-focused courses associated with child development? Early Years, 1–18. doi:10.1080/09575146.2017.1288089

Wilke, F. (2015). Betreuungsbiographien von Kindern im Vorschulalter. Eine Analyse des Sozio-ökonomischen Panels [Care biographies of children in early childhood. An analysis of the socio-economic panel study].WVB Berlin.

Anders, Y., Hachfeld, A. & Wilke, F. (2015). AQuaFam: Ansätze zur Erhöhung der Anregungsqualität in Familien. Abschlussbericht [Approaches to enhance the quality of home learning environments. Final report] Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin.

Wilke, F., Hachfeld, A., Anders, Y. & Höhl, H.-U. (2014). Welche Familien erreichen Angebote zur Familienbildung? Eine Analyse der Teilnehmerstruktur am Beispiel des modularen Projekts Chancenreich. [Which families are reached by family education approaches? An analysis of participants’ structure using the example of the program “Chancenreich”] Empirische Sonderpädagogik, 6(3), 195-210.

Wilke, F., Hachfeld, A. & Anders, Y. (2015, August). Effects of parent-child-interaction focused and parental-skills-focused courses on child development. Paper presentation of the conference of the Junior Researchers of EARLI (JURE), Limassol, Zypern.