Jessica Ordemann

Dr. Jessica Ordemann

Research Area Educational Careers and Graduate Employment
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Jessica Ordemann graduated with a PhD in Sociology from the University of Leipzig and a master from the Free University Berlin. Before joining the DZHW she worked as researcher at the universities of Hamburg and Leipzig and scientific coordinator for the German national report on education. She teaches sociology at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and is an active member at the academy of sociology and the American sociological association..

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Academic research fields

Educational inequalities, labor market

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Research Cluster: Empirical Methods of Higher Education Research and Science Studies
Research cluster: Returns on Tertiary Education
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Grenzen im Trend zu höherer Bildung. Aktuelle Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen im Schulwesen.

Mank, S., Schulz, S. M., Ordemann, J., Kühne, S., & Maaz, K. (2021).
Grenzen im Trend zu höherer Bildung. Aktuelle Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen im Schulwesen. Schulverwaltung Niedersachsen(4), 100-104.

ASA IPM Newsletter February 2021 with a Symposium about "The relevance of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and the U.S. election for future IPM research: How will these issues change the future of inequality, poverty and mobility research?".

Ordemann, J. (Hrsg.). (2021).
ASA IPM Newsletter February 2021 with a Symposium about "The relevance of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and the U.S. election for future IPM research: How will these issues change the future of inequality, poverty and mobility research?". 7 (1). Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

Non-traditional students and alumni in Germany.

Brändle, T., & Ordemann, J. (2020).
Non-traditional students and alumni in Germany [Sonderheft]. Studia paedagogica, 25(4)(Non-Traditional Students in Tertiary Education), 35-50.
Abstract

This article gives an overview about current research on non-traditional students and alumni in Germany. Its aim is to highlight similarities and differences with their traditional counterparts. The paper concentrates on the motivation to study, study performance, and labor market success (status and income) of those who do not hold a traditional higher education entrance certificate but entered university via occupational qualifications. We show a widespread divergence in findings from no statistical difference at all to clear differences between non-traditional and traditional students and alumni. This holds true with regard to student motivation, study performance, and labor market success after graduation.

Durchlässigkeit bei steigenden Bildungsbedarfen: aktuelle Trends und Herausforderungen im deutschen Bildungswesen.

Kühne, S., Maaz, K., Mank, S., Ordemann, J., & Schulz, S. (2020).
Durchlässigkeit bei steigenden Bildungsbedarfen: aktuelle Trends und Herausforderungen im deutschen Bildungswesen. Recht der Jugend und des Bildungswesens, 272-278.
Abstract

The presented article deals with recent trends in the German education system as identified in the national report “Education in Germany 2020”. It illustrates those trends by using examples from the school system and, furthermore, describes the challenges that arise. Special attention is given to the focus topic of education in a digitized world.

The National Report on Education – Germany.

Ordemann, J., Maaz, K., & Kühne, S. (2020).
The National Report on Education – Germany. In C. Oggenfuß & S. Wolter (Hrsg.), CIDREE Yearbook 2020 (S. 41-54). Berlin: SKBF-CSRE.
Abstract

This contribution gives an overview of the German Report on Education. Published every two years, the indicator-based report takes a holistic approach to the German education system, from preschool to primary and secondary school to adult education. The article outlines the scope of the report and details its target audiences. Following this, the contribution describes the legislative framework of the report its legal foundation in Germany's Basic Law and its part in the strategy of educational monitoring in Germany. Then, it addresses the report's conceptual foundations, with its underlying characteristics, understanding of education, and indicator concept. Finally, the contribution presents findings from the German Report on Education.

Studium ohne Abitur.

Ordemann (2019).
Studium ohne Abitur. Bildungserträge nichttraditioneller Hochschulabsolventen im Vergleich. Life Course Research Series. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Bildungsprozesse im Lebensverlauf: Der kontinuierliche Erwerb von schulischen Bildungsabschlüssen.

Maaz, K., & Ordemann (2019).
Bildungsprozesse im Lebensverlauf: Der kontinuierliche Erwerb von schulischen Bildungsabschlüssen. In G. Quenzel & K. Hurrelmann (Hrsg.), Bildungsarmut (S. 335-467). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Soziale Herkunft, Statusreproduktion und Studium ohne Abitur.

Ordemann (2018).
Soziale Herkunft, Statusreproduktion und Studium ohne Abitur. Sozialer Fortschritt, 67(4), 269-282.
Abstract

The following paper inquires if studying without an official university entrance certification decreases the relationship between social origin and status attainment for those non-traditionals. Using data of the starting cohort adults SC6 7.0.0 of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) I can show, that after five years in the labor market, the social origins of non-traditionals from the lower and middle classes have no effect on their status attainment, whereas it still effects – negatively - the status attainment of those non-traditionals from higher classes.

Das Ende der Abstiegsangst, oder: Die mittlere Mittelschicht als sensibles Zentrum der Gesellschaft. Eine Trendanalyse 1984 – 2014.

Lengfeld, H., & Ordemann, J. (2017).
Das Ende der Abstiegsangst, oder: Die mittlere Mittelschicht als sensibles Zentrum der Gesellschaft. Eine Trendanalyse 1984 – 2014. Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 45(3), 167-184.
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This paper analyzes how these worries developed over an extended period of 30 years. To do this, a longitudinal analysis of data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) between the years 1984 and 2014 was used. The descriptive trend analyses and random effects-ordered probit-regressions followed by a marginsplot reveal that from the beginning of the observation period up to the year 2005, the fear of job loss rose in all social classes, but was at its strongest for the for the middle middle class...

Hochschulbildung und Statusreproduktion: Erreichen nicht-traditionelle HochschulabsolventInnen den gleichen beruflichen Status wie traditionelle AbsolventInnen?

Ordemann (2017).
Hochschulbildung und Statusreproduktion: Erreichen nicht-traditionelle HochschulabsolventInnen den gleichen beruflichen Status wie traditionelle AbsolventInnen? In Lessenich, S. (Hrsg.), Geschlossene Gesellschaften. Verhandlungen des 38. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Bamberg 2016 (S. 1-10). Bamberg: DGS (online first).

The long shadow of occupation: Volunteering in Retirement.

Lengfeld, H., & Ordemann, J. (2016).
The long shadow of occupation: Volunteering in Retirement. Rationality and Society, 28(I), 3-23.
Abstract

This article examines the extent to which the former occupation of an employee impacts the likelihood that one will decide to volunteer upon retirement. Following social production function theory, we assume that beginning with retirement, the status value attached to their former occupation fades. Because volunteering has the character of a collective good, it provides an opportunity to gain social status, offsetting the loss of occupational status. However, the extent of the incentive to volunteer will be distributed unequally across occupations: the higher the former occupational status value, the higher the perceived loss of status after retirement. Thus, a job with high status value increases the incentive to volunteer in retirement.

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Perspektiven des Forschungsclusters Bildungserträge – Inhaltliches Update 2020 und Planung für 2021.

Carstensen, J., Euler, T., Goldan, L., Grüttner, M., Güleryüz, D., ... & Schwabe, U. (2020).
Perspektiven des Forschungsclusters Bildungserträge – Inhaltliches Update 2020 und Planung für 2021. Workshop des Forschungsclusters "Erträge tertiärer Bildung", DZHW, Hannover.

Going Up … or going down? Bildungs- und Berufsmobilität in Deutschland.

Ordemann, J. (2020, November).
Going Up … or going down? Bildungs- und Berufsmobilität in Deutschland. Vortrag auf der Tagung Gemeinsame Frühjahrstagung, DGS-Sektionen „Soziale Ungleichheit und Sozialstrukturanalyse“ und „Bildung und Erziehung“, Bamberg, Deutschland.
Curriculum Vitae
Professional Career
since 11/2020

Senior Researcher (Post-Doc) at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

11/2018 - 10/2020

Scientific Coordinator at the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education

02/2017 - 09/2018

Junior Researcher at the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education

04/2014 - 01/2017

Junior Researcher at the University of Leipzig

04/2012 - 03/2014

Junior Researcher at the University of Hamburg

04/2009 - 03/2012

Student Researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)

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Education and Academic Degrees
2014 - 2019

PhD in sociology at the University of Leipzig

2010 - 2011

Master in sociology at the Free University Berlin

2006 - 2010

Bachelor in cultural studies with focus on sociology at the Long Distance Learning University Hagen