Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2018
    Full Professorship (W3) in Sociology with focus on longitudinal educational research, Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg

  • Since 2015
    Associate Professorship (W2) in Sociology with focus on longitudinal educational research, Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg

  • Since 2015
    Head of department "Educational Decisions and Processes, Migration, Returns to Education", Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LifBi), Bamberg, Germany

  • 2007 – 2009
    Acting head of department “Education and Employment over the Life Course”, Institute for Employment Reserarch (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany

  • 2003 – 2018
    Senior researcher, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany

  • 2003
    Dr. phil., Sociology, University of Munich, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Jutta Allmendinger, PhD)

  • 2002 – 2003
    PostDoc research scientist, Institute for Sociology, University of Munich, Germany

  • 1995 – 2000
    Research scientist, German Youth Institute (DJI), Munich, Germany

  • 1995
    Magister Artium, Communication Science, Political Science, Public Law, University of Munich , Germany

Selected publications

  • Hondralis, I.; Kleinert, C. (2020): Do children influence their mothers’ decisions? Early child development and maternal employment entries after birth. In: Advance in Life Course Research. (online first) 10.1016/j.alcr.2020.100378

  • Kleinert, C. & Schels, B. (2020). Zurück zur Norm? Kompromissbildung zwischen geschlechtstypischen und -untypischen Berufsaspirationen, Bewerbungs- und Ausbildungsberufen. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Soziopsychologie.

  • Kleinert, C., & Jacob, M. (2019). Vocational education and training in comparative perspective. In R. Becker (Ed.), Research Handbook on the Sociology of Education (pp. 284–308). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Kratz, F., Patzina, A., Kleinert, C., & Dietrich, H. (2019) Vocational Education and Employment: Explaining Cohort Variations in Life Course Patterns. Social Inclusion, 7(3), 224–253.

  • Kleinert, C.; Christoph, B.; & Ruland, M. (2019) Experimental Evidence on Immediate and Long-term Consequences of Test-induced Respondent Burden for Panel Attrition. Sociological Methods & Research,

  • Allmendinger, J.; Kleinert, C.; Pollak, R.; Vicari, B.; Wölfel, O.; Althaber, A.; Antoni, M.; Christioph, B.; Drasch, K.; Janik, F.; Künster, R.; Laible, M.-C.; Leuze, K.; Matthes, B.; Ruland, M. (2019). Adult Education and Lifelong Learning. In H.-P. Blossfeld & H. G. Rossbach (Eds.), Edition ZfE: volume 3. Education as a lifelong process: The German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) (Edition ZfE, 03, pp. 325–346). Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS

  • Hausmann, A.-C., Kleinert, C., & Leuze, K. (2015). "Entwertung von Frauenberufen oder Entwertung von Frauen im Beruf?" Eine Längsschnittanalyse zum Zusammenhang von beruflicher Geschlechtersegregation. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 67(2), 217–242.

  • Pforr, K., Blohm, M., Blom, A. G., Erdel, B., Felderer, B., Fräßdorf, M., Hajek, K., Helmschrott, S., Kleinert, C., Koch, A., Krieger, U., Kroh, M., Martin, S., Saßenroth, D., Schmiedeberg, C., Trüdinger, E.-M., & Rammstedt, B. (2015). Are incentive effects on response rates and nonresponse bias in large-scale, face-to-face surveys generalizable to Germany? Evidence from ten experiments. Public Opinion Quarterly, 79(3), 740–768.

  • Jacob, M. & Kleinert, C. (2014). Marriage, gender, and class: the effects of partner resources on unemployment exit in Germany. Social Forces, 92, 839-871.

  • Kleinert, C. & Jacob, M. (2013). Demographic changes, labor markets and their consequences on post-school-transitions in West Germany 1975-2005. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 32, 65-83.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Finding Compromises and its Consequences – Path Dependencies between Occupational Choice, Educational Decisions, and Training Pathways (funded by DFG, LIfBi), together with B. Schels (Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), 2018 – 2021

  • Life-Course Dynamics of Educational Tracking (LifeTrack) (funded by NORFACE-DIAL/DFG, LIfBi), together with S. Schindler (Bamberg, Germany, PI), C. Barone (Paris, France), V. Boliver (Durham, UK), J. Erola (Turku, Finland), K. B. Karlson (Copenhagen, Denmark), D. Reimer (Aarhus, Denmark), 2018 – 2020

  • Returns to Education over the Life Course (BiLev), (funded by BMBF, LIfBi:), together with B. Rammstedt (Mannheim, Germany), 2016 – 2019

  • Wage Inequalities between Women and Men in Germany – How Relevant Are Occupational Sex Segregation, Gender-typical Job Tasks and Occupational Closure for Understanding the Gender Pay Gap? (funded by DFG, LIfBi), together with K. Leuze (Jena, Germany), 2015 – 2018

  • Occupational Sex Segregation and its Consequences for the (Re-) Production of Gender Inequalities in the German Labour Market (funded by DFG, IAB), together with K. Leuze (Hannover, Germany), 2012 – 2015

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial board ‘Soziale Welt’ (SSCI listed), 2018

  • Member of the Background Questionnaire Expert Group and chair of the German Advisory Board for the second cycle of the OECD’s Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), 2018

  • Board of the section ‘Stratification and Social Inequality’, German Sociological Association (DGS), 2017

  • Scientific Board of the LEO Study, Hamburg, Germany, 2017

  • International Academic Panel overseeing the Longitudinal Studies Review 2017, Economic and Social Research Council, UK, 2016 – 2017

  • GESIS User Board, 2014


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