Female work and especially female employment has become a central focus in socially and historically orientated women’s research over the last years. The subject of female employment is now also penetrating into law and sociology of law but in general from a limited perspective: legal studies are often characterized by normative and dogmatic interests and scarcely set the theme for possible interaction between law and female employment. Sociolegal women’s research, on the other hand, often deals only marginally with the particular legal situation, Given such a background, this paper now concentrates on the question whether new methodic offers from the historic and social sciences can be productively employed for the subject „female employment and law“. Three research methods are examined in this context: the biographical method, the method of every-day-life’s history and the method of research on the so called „status passages“. The examination’s conclusion is that biographical research can be a fascinating instrument for investigating the historic and present reality and normality of female employment, but that autobiographic pictures can never be the only source for a sociolegal consideration of the subject. Biographic sketches can, however, be very useful as a supplement to more objective methods. Within this category fall both research on every-day-life’s history (which relies on a broader spectrum of sources and sets the relation of women’s every-day-life to law), and the research on changing status (which does not primarily look for the influence of law but of the institutions of the welfare state). A useful instrument is to be seen in the combination of all these three methods and in the supplementation by further investigations which promise some scientific findings in context with the subject „female employment and law“.