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Prof. Dr. Kathrin Leuze

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Soziologie
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 2
07743 Jena

  • Phone: +49 3641 945541
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  • Room: R286
  • Consultation hour
    Thursday 1-2 p.m.
    During term break: 14.09.17, 3 - 4 p.m.
    Please contact the administration office of the department for appointments.

research profile

Life course research, with a particular emphasis on higher education, labour market returns, occupations, social stratification, gender, cross-national comparisons

background

Since 04/2017

Professor (W3) of Quantitative Research Methods and Social Stratification, Institute of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

10/2012 - 03/2017

Professor (W3) of the Sociology of Education, Institute of Sociology, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

04/2009 - 09/2012

Associate Professor (W1) of the Sociology of Education, Institute of Sociology, Free University of Berlin, Germany

09/2008 - 09/2012

Head of the research group National Education Panel Study (NEPS): Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning, Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB), Germany

10/2007 - 08/2008

Senior Research Associate of the research project Living Together with Separate Budgets: Intimate Relationships and the Limits to Individualisation, Berlin Social Science Centre Berlin (WZB), Germany

07/2007

Dr. rer. pol., Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), University of Bremen, Germany

Title of doctoral thesis: Smooth Path or Long and Winding Road? Comparing the Institutional Embeddedness of Graduate Careers in Germany and Britain

05/2005 - 09/2007

Junior Research Associate of the research project International Education Policy, Collaborative Research Centre 597 Transformations of the State, University of Bremen

10/2003 - 09/2006

PhD Fellow at the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS),
University of Bremen

selected publications

Books:

Leuze, K. (2010): Smooth Path or Long and Winding Road? How Institutions Shape the Transition from Higher Education to Work. Opladen, Farmington Hills, MI: Budrich UniPress. Open access: http://www.budrich-verlag.de/upload/files/artikel/00000592_010.pdf

Martens, K., Rusconi, A., Leuze, K. (Hrsg.) (2007): New Arenas of Edu­cation Governance - The Impact of International Organizations and Markets on Edu­ca­tion Policy­mak­ing. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal articles:

Leuze, K., Strauß, S. (2016): Why do occupations dominated by women pay less? How 'female-typical' work tasks and working time arrangements affect the gender wage gap among higher education graduates. Work, Employment and Society, 30, 802-820.

Leuze, K., Strauß, S. (2014): Female-typical Subjects and their Effect on Wage Inequalities among Higher Education Graduates in Germany. European Societies, 14, 275-298.

Strauß, S., Leuze, K. (2013): Further Education of Higher Education Graduates - the More, the Better? European Journal of Education 48/3, 436-453.

Allmendinger, J., Kleinert, C., Antoni, M., Drasch, K., Janik, F., Leuze, K., Matthes, B., Pollak, R., Ruland, M. Adult (2011): Education and Lifelong Learning. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, Sonderheft 14/2011, 283-299.

Leuze, K. (2011): How Structure Signals Status. Institutional Stratification and Labour Market Returns of Higher Education Graduates in Britain and Germany. Journal of Education and Work 24/5, 449-477.

Leuze, K., Ludwig-Mayerhofer, W., Solga, H. (2011): The German National Educational Panel Study: A Wealth of Potential for Research in School-to-Work Transitions. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 2/3, 346-355.

Leuze, K. (2007): What Makes for a Good Start? Occupation-specific Higher Education and Graduate Career Mobility. International Journal of Sociology 37/2, 29-53.

Background

Since 04/2017

Professor (W3) of Quantitative Research Methods and Social Stratification, Institute of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

10/2012 - 03/2017

Professor (W3) of the Sociology of Education, Institute of Sociology, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

04/2009 - 09/2012

Associate Professor (W1) of the Sociology of Education, Institute of Sociology, Free University of Berlin, Germany

09/2008 - 09/2012

Head of the research group National Education Panel Study (NEPS): Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning, Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB), Germany

10/2007 - 08/2008

Senior Research Associate of the research project Living Together with Separate Budgets: Intimate Relationships and the Limits to Individualisation, Berlin Social Science Centre Berlin (WZB), Germany

07/2007

Dr. rer. pol., Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), University of Bremen, Germany

Title of doctoral thesis: Smooth Path or Long and Winding Road? Comparing the Institutional Embeddedness of Graduate Careers in Germany and Britain

05/2005 - 09/2007

Junior Research Associate of the research project International Education Policy, Collaborative Research Centre 597 Transformations of the State, University of Bremen

10/2003 - 09/2006

PhD Fellow at the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS),
University of Bremen

Selected publications

Books:

Leuze, K. (2010): Smooth Path or Long and Winding Road? How Institutions Shape the Transition from Higher Education to Work. Opladen, Farmington Hills, MI: Budrich UniPress. Open access: http://www.budrich-verlag.de/upload/files/artikel/00000592_010.pdf

Martens, K., Rusconi, A., Leuze, K. (Hrsg.) (2007): New Arenas of Edu­cation Governance - The Impact of International Organizations and Markets on Edu­ca­tion Policy­mak­ing. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal articles:

Leuze, K., Strauß, S. (2016): Why do occupations dominated by women pay less? How 'female-typical' work tasks and working time arrangements affect the gender wage gap among higher education graduates. Work, Employment and Society, 30, 802-820.

Leuze, K., Strauß, S. (2014): Female-typical Subjects and their Effect on Wage Inequalities among Higher Education Graduates in Germany. European Societies, 14, 275-298.

Strauß, S., Leuze, K. (2013): Further Education of Higher Education Graduates - the More, the Better? European Journal of Education 48/3, 436-453.

Allmendinger, J., Kleinert, C., Antoni, M., Drasch, K., Janik, F., Leuze, K., Matthes, B., Pollak, R., Ruland, M. Adult (2011): Education and Lifelong Learning. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, Sonderheft 14/2011, 283-299.

Leuze, K. (2011): How Structure Signals Status. Institutional Stratification and Labour Market Returns of Higher Education Graduates in Britain and Germany. Journal of Education and Work 24/5, 449-477.

Leuze, K., Ludwig-Mayerhofer, W., Solga, H. (2011): The German National Educational Panel Study: A Wealth of Potential for Research in School-to-Work Transitions. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 2/3, 346-355.

Leuze, K. (2007): What Makes for a Good Start? Occupation-specific Higher Education and Graduate Career Mobility. International Journal of Sociology 37/2, 29-53.