Sevrin Waights is a Research Associate and Marie Curie Fellow at the Education and Family department at the DIW Berlin. Sevrin works on empirical questions in the area of family politics and early education. His current research examines the impact impact of paid parental leave on the gender pay gap in Germany. He also examines the determinants of day care enrolment gaps by family background, and the impact of day care usage on parental activities with children. Sevrin obtained his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2014. He is a research fellow at the LSE Centre for Economic Performance.