Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991 – 1999
    Associate in the German Lifespan Studies at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development

  • 1999 – 2005
    Head of the independent junior research group "Lack of Training" at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development

  • 2003
    Visiting professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2004 – 2005
    Professor of sociology at the University of Leipiz, Germany

  • 2004
    Visiting professor at Yale University, USA

  • 2005 – 2008
    Professor of sociology at the University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 2006 – 2010
    Director of the Sociological Research Institute Göttingen (SOFI)

  • Since 2008
    Director of the Research Unit “Skill Formation and Labour Markets” at the Social Science Centre Berlin (WZB); Professor of sociology with an emphasis on work, the labour market and employment at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • Solga, H.: Ohne Abschluss in die Bildungsgesellschaft. Die Erwerbschancen gering qualifizierter Personen aus ökonomischer und soziologischer Perspektive. Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich 2005.

  • Solga, H.: Auf dem Weg in eine klassenlose Gesellschaft? Klassenlagen und Mobilität zwischen Generationen in der DDR. Berlin: Akademie Verlag 1995.

  • Mayer, K.U., Solga, H. (eds.): Skill Formation – Interdisciplinary and Cross-National Perspectives. New York: Cambridge University Press 2008.

  • Baethge, M., Solga, H., Wieck, M.: Berufsbildung im Umbruch – Signale eines überfälligen Aufbruchs. Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 2007 (accessible online: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/stabsabteilung/04258/studie.pdf ).

  • Solga, H., Wimbauer, C. (eds.): Wenn zwei das Gleiche tun …  Ideal und Realität sozialer (Un-)Gleichheit in Dual Career Couples. Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich 2005.

  • Gesthuizen, M., Solga, H., Künster, R.: Context Matters: Economic Marginalisation of Low-Educated Workers in Cross-National Perspective. In: European Sociological Review 2010 (published in advance: DOI:10.1093/esr/jcq006).

  • Uhlig, J., Solga, H., Schupp, J.: Bildungsungleichheiten und blockierte Lernpotenziale: Welche Bedeutung hat die Persönlichkeitsstruktur für diesen Zusammenhang? In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie 37(5), 2009. pp. 418-441.

  • Seibert, H., Solga, H.: Gleiche Chancen dank einer abgeschlossenen Ausbildung? Zum Signalwert von Ausbildungsabschlüssen bei ausländischen und deutschen jungen Erwachsenen. In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie 34(5), 2005. pp. 364-382.

  • Solga, H.: "Ausbildungslosigkeit" als soziales Stigma in Bildungsgesellschaften. Ein soziologischer Erklärungsbeitrag für die wachsenden Arbeitsmarktprobleme von Personen ohne Ausbildungsabschluss. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 54(3), 2002. pp. 476-505.

  • Solga, H.: "Stigmatization by negative selection": Explaining less-educated persons' decreasing employment opportunities. In: European Sociological Review 18(2), 2002. pp. 159-178.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) senate

  • Various advisory boards in academia and outside it, since 2010

  • Member of the Member of the consortium of National Educational Panel Study in Germany (NEPS), Educational stage 5 "Vocational Training and Transitions into the Labour Market ", since 2008

  • Member of the DFG senate committee and grants committee for Research Training Groups, 2007 – 2010

  • Co-editor of the Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (Cologne Journal of Sociology and Social Psychology), since 2005

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