Andreas Haupt

Sociologist (Akademischer Rat)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


I'm a sociologist working at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. My research concerns the the reasons and consequences of economic inequality in modern societies. I published work about the relations of occupations to wage inequality, income richness, changes for low-income households, poverty, and the gender wage gap. More recent work concerns how to apply distributional methods properly.


  • Occupations & Labor Markets
  • Distributional Methods
  • Gender specific inequalities
  • Economic inequality


  • Dr. phil in Sociology, 2014

    Karlsruhe Institue of Technology

  • M.A. Sociology, Philosophy, Linguistics, 2008

    Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Recent Publications

Is Occupational Licensing More Beneficial for Women than for Men? The Case of Germany, 1993/2015

We study the relation of occupational licensing and gender in Germany and its implication for gender-specific wage inequality.

The Long Road to Economic Independence of German Women, 1973 to 2011

I provide a visualization of changes in the distribution of women’s income contributions in Germany from 1973 to 2011

Wohlstand für alle? Die Entwicklung einkommensschwacher Haushalte seit 2005

Inequality of household incomes did not increase on aggregate since 2005 in Germany. We show that this is due to overlaying positive and negative trends.

Economic consequences of occupational deregulation: Natural experiment in the German crafts

We study the consequences of self-employment deregulation of German crafts on wages.



Interim Professor for Sociology

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Apr 2019 – Present Germany
I taught principles of empirical social science, quantitative methods and held seminars about social problems, gender inequality, and social policy.

Interim Professor for Empirical Social Science

Chemnitz Univeristy of Technology

Apr 2018 – Sep 2018 Germany
I held a lecture about descriptive and multivariate statistics and a lecture about special problems of quantitative empirical social science. Furthermore, I teached seminars about globalization and comparative social science.

Research Group Leader

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Apr 2015 – Jan 2019 Germany

  • Explaining poverty changes in the USA and Germany (BW-Fundation)
  • Wage inequality and social closure (DFG)
  • Gender-specific positions and wage inequality (MWK-BW & KIT)
  • Explaining long-term trends in couples’ relative earnings in Germany(BW-Fundation)

Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Apr 2014 – Present Germany


Research Initiative Occupations and Social Inequality (FIBus)

European Sociological Association

RN21 Quantitative Methods

International Sociological Association

RC28 Social Stratification

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)


  • Soziale Ungleichheit und Sozialstrukturanalyse
  • Modellbildung und Simulation
  • Methoden der Empirischen Sozialforschung
  • Sozialpolitik

Recent Posts

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Grundlagen empirischer Sozialforschung und Datenerhebung

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