Biography

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.

Interests
  • Occupations & Labor Markets
  • Distributional Methods
  • Gender specific inequalities
  • Economic inequality
  • Families and Couples
Education
  • Dr. phil in Sociology, 2014

    Karlsruhe Institue of Technology

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

    Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Recent Publications

(2020). Occupations and Inequality: Theoretical Perspectives and Mechanisms. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychology.

DOI

(2019). Einkommensreichtum in Deutschland zwischen 1993 und 2014. Schriftenreihe der Jungen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz.

(2019). Selbstselektion bei der Analyse von Kontexteffekten in der Bildungsforschung. Eine Illustration des Propensity-Score-Matchings. In: Jule-Marie Lorenzen, Lisa-Marian Schmidt, Darius Zifonun (Hg.): Methoden und Methodologien der Bildungsforschung. Quantitative und qualitative Verfahren und ihre Verbindungen. Beltz: Juventa.

(2018). Berufe und Arbeitsmarkt. Arbeitsmarktsoziologie. Probleme, Theorien, empirische Befunde.

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Positions

 
 
 
 
 
Interim Professor for Sociology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Apr 2019 – Mar 2020 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
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

Projects:

  • 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

Memberships

Research Initiative Occupations and Social Inequality (FIBus)
European Sociological Association
RN21 Quantitative Methods
International Sociological Association
RC28 Social Stratification
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)

Sektionen:

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

Recent Posts

Distribution

A GIF showing latent and ordinal meassurement

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