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Marita Jacob

Marita Jacob - Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS)

Research focuses

Social Inequality in Education, in the Labour Market and the Family; Life Course Research; Key Research Initiative: Demography and Social Inequality;

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2021 Vice Dean of Academic Career
  • 2015-2021 Vice Dean of Research and Early Career Researchers at the WiSo-Faculty
  • Since 2015 Vice Dean for Research and Early Career Researchers at the WiSo-Faculty
  • Since 2011 Full Professor (W3) of Sociology at the WiSo-Faculty, University of Cologne
  • 2011 - 2013 Junior Professor (W1) of Methods for Empirical Social Research at the School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • 2009 - 2011 Grant of the Robert Bosch Foundation „Excellence and Leadership for Outstanding Women in Science”
  • 2004 - 2010 Assistant Professor (W1) at the School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • 2003 - 2005 Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nürnberg
  • 2004 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck for outstanding scientific achievements
  • 2004 Dr. phil. (in Sociology), Free University Berlin
  • 2000 - 2003 Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin

Selected publications

  • Neugebauer, Martin, Klein Oliver and Marita Jacob  (2022) Migrant teachers in the classroom: a key to reduce ethnic disadvantages in school? In: International Studies in Sociology of Education, DOI: 10.1080/09620214.2022.2132983
  • Lisa Rosen und Marita Jacob (2022) Diversity in the teachers’ lounge in Germany. Casting doubts on the statistical category of ‘migration background’. (mit Lisa Rosen). In: European Educational Research Journal 21 (2), 312-329. https://doi.org/10.1177/14749041211054949
  • Erdmann, Melinda; Pietrzyk, Irena; Helbig, Marcel; Stuth, Stefan and Marita Jacob (2022) Do Intensive Guidance Programs Reduce Social Inequality in the Transition to Higher Education? Results of a Field Experiment. In: Swiss Journal of Sociology 48(1), 137–164. DOI https://doi.org/10.2478/sjs-2022-0007
  • Hudde, Ansgar; Jacob, Marita and Karsten Hank (2021) Gender Role Attitudes Cannot Explain How British Couples Responded to Increased Housework Demands during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In: Socius 7, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/23780231211064395
  • Knize, Veronika; Tobler, Lina; Christoph, Bernhard; Fervers, Lukas and Marita Jacob (2021) Working’ moms ain’t doing so bad: Evidence on the gender gap in working hours at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In: Journal of Family Research. https://doi.org/10.20377/jfr-714 
  • Sergi Vidal, Philipp Lersch, Marita Jacob und Karsten Hank (2020) Interdependencies in mothers’ and daughters’ work-family life course trajectories: Similar but different? Demography 57:1483–1511. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-020-00899-z
  • Marita Jacob und Michael Kühhirt (2020) Mothers’ employment and child behaviour: New evidence for Scotland. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies. https://doi.org/10.1332/175795920X16057278409033
  • Marita Jacob, Felix Weiss und Maria Gerth (2020) Not just a matter of access: Are social inequalities in student employment affected by the local labour market? Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 72(1): 55–80. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11577-020-00661-8
  • Marita Jacob, Cristina Iannelli, Emer Smyth und Adriana Duta (2020) Secondary School Subjects and Gendered STEM Enrollment in Higher Education in Germany, Ireland and Scotland. In: International Journal of Comparative Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020715220913043
  • Marita Jacob and Markus Klein (2019) Social Origin, Field of Study, and Graduates’ Career Progression: Does Social Inequality Vary Across Different Fields?. In: British Journal of Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12696
  • Marita Jacob, Michael Kühhirt and Margarida Rodrigues (2019) Labour market returns to graduates' international experience: Exploring cross-country variation in Europe. In: European Sociological Review. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcz022
  • Lydia Malin and Marita Jacob (2018) Gendered occupational aspirations of boys and girls in Germany: The impact of local VET and labour markets . In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2018.1517128
  • Marita Jacob, Felix Weiss und Maria Gerth (2018) Student employment: Social differentials and field-specific developments in higher education. In: Journal of Education and Work 31 (1): 87-108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2017.1395513
  • Philipp Lersch, Marita Jacob and Karsten Hank (2018) Long-Term Health Consequences of Adverse Labor Market Conditions at Time of Leaving Education: Evidence from West German Panel Data (mit). In: Journal of Health and Social Behavior 59 (1): 151-168 https://doi.org/10.1177/0022146517749848
  • Philipp Lersch, Marita Jacob and Karsten Hank (2017) Parenthood, Gender, and Personal Wealth (mit). In: European Sociological Review 33 (3): 410-422, https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcx046
  • Marita Jacob and Heike Solga (2015) Germany's Vocational Education and Training System in Transformation: Changes in the Participation of Low- and High-Achieving Youth Over Time (mit Heike Solga). In: European Sociological Review 31 (2): 161-171. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcv016
  • Marita Jacob, Markus Klein and Cristina Iannelli (2015) The Impact of Social Origin on Graduates’ Early Occupational Destinations – An Anglo-German Comparison. In: European Sociological Review 31 (4): 460-476. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcv006
  • Marita Jacob and Corinna Kleinert (2014)  Marriage, Gender, and Class: The Effects of Partner Resources on Unemployment Exit in Germany. In: Social Forces 92 (3) 839-871. https://doi.org/10.1093/sf/sot130
  • Marita Jacob and Corinna Kleinert (2013) Demographic changes, labor markets and their consequences on post-school-transitions in West Germany 1975-2005. In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 32: 65-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2013.01.004
  • Marita Jacob, Michael Kühhirt and Corinna Kleinert (2013) Trends in Gender Disparities at the Transition from School to Work: Labour Market Entries of Young Men and Women between 1984 and 2005 in West Germany (mit). In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training 65 (1): 48-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2012.738427
  • Marita Jacob and Markus Klein (2013) Der Einfluss der Bildungsherkunft auf den Berufseinstieg und die ersten Erwerbsjahre von Universitätsabsolventen. In: Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung 35 (1): 8-37
  • Corinna Kleinert and Marita Jacob (2012) Strukturwandel und Übergangschancen in Ausbildung. Übergänge von der Schule in Berufsausbildung im Kohortenvergleich. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (Sonderheft 52): 211-233.
  • Marita Jacob and Felix Weiss (2011) Class Origin and Young Adults’ Decision to Re-Enroll. In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 29 (4): 415-426.
  • Marita Jacob (2011) Do brothers affect their sisters’ chances to graduate? An analysis of sibling sex composition effects on graduation from a university or a Fachhochschule in Germany. In: Higher Education, 61 (3): 277-291.