Sandra Buchholz

Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz

Research area Educational Careers and Graduate Employment
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Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz studied Sociology at Bielefeld University. She successfully completed her Ph.D. in 2008 and her postdoc qualification (Habilitation) in 2016, both at Bamberg University. From 2012 to 2017, she held a temporary appointment as Professor of Sociology in Bamberg. From 2017 to 2018, Sandra Buchholz has been interim Director of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories and Professor for Longitudinal Educational Research in Bamberg. In 2018, she joined DZHW as Head of the Research Area “Educational Careers and Graduate Employment”.

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Academic research fields

Educational research; life course research; social inequalities; social mobility and stratification; international comparative social structure analysis; labour market research; young people and their entry into the labour market; old age, entering retirement and retirement; wealth inequalities; gender-specific employment histories and family processes; comparison of welfare states, labour market regimes and educational systems; quantitative research methods (esp. longitudinal analysis methods)

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National report on education "Education in Germany"
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Advantage ‘Finds Its Way’: How Privileged Families Exploit Opportunities in Different Systems of Secondary Education.

Skopek, J., Kulic, N., Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld H.-P. (2019).
Advantage ‘Finds Its Way’: How Privileged Families Exploit Opportunities in Different Systems of Secondary Education. Sociology (online first).

How Do Educational Systems Affect Social Inequality of Educational Opportunities? The Role of Tracking in a Comparative Perspective.

Skopek, J., Triventi, M., & Buchholz, S. (2019).
How Do Educational Systems Affect Social Inequality of Educational Opportunities? The Role of Tracking in a Comparative Perspective. In R. Becker (Hrsg.) Research Handbook on the Sociology of Education (S. 214-232). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Conditions and Consequences of Unequal Educational Opportunities in the Life Course: Results from the Cross-National Comparative eduLIFE Project.

Blossfeld, H.-P., KulicJan, N., Skopek, J., Triventi, M., Kilpi-Jakonen, E., Vono de Vilhena, D., & Buchholz, S. (2019).
Conditions and Consequences of Unequal Educational Opportunities in the Life Course: Results from the Cross-National Comparative eduLIFE Project. KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (online first).

"Keep It Going, Girl!" An Empirical Analysis of Gender Differences and Inequalities in Computer Sciences.

Förtsch, S., Gärtig-Daugs, A., Buchholz, S., & Schmid, U. (2018).
"Keep It Going, Girl!" An Empirical Analysis of Gender Differences and Inequalities in Computer Sciences. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 10(2), 266-286.

Wer profitiert von alternativen Bildungwegen? Alles eine Frage des Blickwinkels! Eine systematische Rekonstruktion des Effektes sozialer Herkunft für alternative Wege zur Hochschulreife.

Buchholz, S., & Pratter, M. (2017).
Wer profitiert von alternativen Bildungwegen? Alles eine Frage des Blickwinkels! Eine systematische Rekonstruktion des Effektes sozialer Herkunft für alternative Wege zur Hochschulreife. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 69(3), 409–443.

Linking the Macro to the Micro: A Multidimensional Approach to Educational Inequalities in Four European Countries.

Bukodi, E., Eibl, F., Buchholz, S., Marzadro, S., Minello, A., Wahler, S., ... & Schizzerotto, A. (2017).
Linking the Macro to the Micro: A Multidimensional Approach to Educational Inequalities in Four European Countries. European Societies, 20(1), 26-64.

Beeinflussen berufstypische Arbeitszeitmerkmale die Unterbrechungsdauer von Frauen? Eine längsschnittliche Analyse der Bedeutung beruflicher Merkmale für die Berufsrückkehr von Müttern in Deutschland.

Hondralis, I., & Buchholz, S. (2017).
Beeinflussen berufstypische Arbeitszeitmerkmale die Unterbrechungsdauer von Frauen? Eine längsschnittliche Analyse der Bedeutung beruflicher Merkmale für die Berufsrückkehr von Müttern in Deutschland. Zeitschrift für Familienforschung, 29(2), 156-178.

Trends in Social Inequalities Regarding Home Ownership: A Comparison of East and West Germany.

Kolb, K., & Buchholz, S. (2017).
Trends in Social Inequalities Regarding Home Ownership: A Comparison of East and West Germany. In C. Dewilde & R. Ronald (Hrsg.), Housing Wealth and Welfare (S. 159-188). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Childcare arrangements at preschool age and later child outcomes in Denmark: The role of maternal education and type of care.

Wahler, S., Buchholz, S., & Breinholt , A. (2017).
Childcare arrangements at preschool age and later child outcomes in Denmark: The role of maternal education and type of care. In H.-P. Blossfeld, N. Kulic, J. Skopek & M. Trivent (Hrsg.), Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality. An International Perspective (S. 249-267). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality: An International Comparison.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., Skopek, J., & Triventi, M. (2016).
Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality: An International Comparison. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Secondary School Differentiation and Inequality of Educational Opportunity in Germany.

Buchholz, S., Skopek, J., Zielonka, M., Ditton, H., Wohlkinger, F., & Schier, A. (2016).
Secondary School Differentiation and Inequality of Educational Opportunity in Germany. In H.-P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz, J. Skopek & M. Triventi (Hrsg.), Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality. An International Comparison (S. 79-92). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Varieties of Secondary Education Models and Social Inequality – Conclusions from a Large-Scale International Comparison.

Triventi, M., Skopek, J., Kulic, N. & Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2016).
Varieties of Secondary Education Models and Social Inequality – Conclusions from a Large-Scale International Comparison. In H.-P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz, J. Skopek & M. Triventi (Hrsg.), Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality: An International Comparison (S. 377-400). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Educational Inequalities in Tracked Danish Upper Secondary Education.

Wahler, S., Buchholz, S., & Møllegaard Pedersen, S. (2016).
Educational Inequalities in Tracked Danish Upper Secondary Education. In H.-P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz, J. Skopek & M. Triventi (Hrsg.), Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality: An International Comparison (S. 197-210). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry: The Effect of Changing Educational Pathways and Institutional Structures.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., Dämmrich, J., Kilpi-Jakonen, E., Kosyakova, Y., Skopek, J., ... & Vono de Vilhena, D. (2015).
Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry: The Effect of Changing Educational Pathways and Institutional Structures. In H.-P. Blossfeld, J. Skopek, M. Triventi & S. Buchholz (Hrsg.), Gender, Education and Employment. An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions (S. 3-35). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Gender Education and Employment: Lessons Learned From the Comparative Perspective.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Skopek, J., Kosyakova, Y., Triventi, M., & Buchholz, S. (2015).
Gender Education and Employment: Lessons Learned From the Comparative Perspective. In H.-P. Blossfeld, J. Skopek, M. Triventi & S. Buchholz (Hrsg.), Gender, Education and Employment. An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions (S. 347-381). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
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Studierendenentwicklung der letzten 20 Jahre und Perspektiven für die Zukunft.

Buchholz, S. (2019, November).
Studierendenentwicklung der letzten 20 Jahre und Perspektiven für die Zukunft. Vortrag beim Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultätentag, Bremen.

Gender Differences in the Academic Self-Concept Among Students in Germany: Does the Field of Study Matter?

Fiedler, I., Buchholz, S., & Schaeper, H. (2019, November).
Gender Differences in the Academic Self-Concept Among Students in Germany: Does the Field of Study Matter? Vortrag auf der 4th International NEPS Conference, LIfBi Bamberg.

Eine Herausforderung der nationalen Bildungsberichterstattung: Individuelle Lebenswege abbilden und Interdependenzen aufzeigen.

Buchholz, S. (2019, September).
Eine Herausforderung der nationalen Bildungsberichterstattung: Individuelle Lebenswege abbilden und Interdependenzen aufzeigen. Vortrag auf einem Symposium des ÖFEB-Kongresses 2019, Linz, Österreich.

Individualdatenanalyse im Längsschnitt: Verfahren und Datenanforderungen.

Buchholz, S. (2019, September).
Individualdatenanalyse im Längsschnitt: Verfahren und Datenanforderungen. Vortrag beim gemeinsamen Workshop von Destatis und DZHW zur Studienverlaufsstatistik: Analysepotenziale erschließen und nutzbar machen, Hannover.

Alternative Wege zur Hochschulreife - Warum wir uns (mehr) für nicht-lineare Lebensverläufe interessieren sollten.

Buchholz, S. (2019, Juli).
Alternative Wege zur Hochschulreife - Warum wir uns (mehr) für nicht-lineare Lebensverläufe interessieren sollten. Vortrag beim Wissenschaftspolitischen Gesprächskreis des Leibniz Forschungszentrums Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft (LCSS), Hannover.

Alternative Wege zur Hochschulreife - Warum wir uns (mehr) für nicht-lineare Lebensverläufe interessieren sollten.

Buchholz, S. (2018, Dezember).
Alternative Wege zur Hochschulreife - Warum wir uns (mehr) für nicht-lineare Lebensverläufe interessieren sollten. Vortrag im Kolloquium des Leibniz Forschungszentrums Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft (LCSS), Hannover.

Who Profits from Alternative Educational Paths? It’s all a Matter of Perspective!

Buchholz, S. (2017, August).
Who Profits from Alternative Educational Paths? It’s all a Matter of Perspective! Keynote Lecture, SPP Summer School 1646, Bamberg.

Wer profitiert von alternativen Wegen zur Hochschulreife? Alles eine Frage des Blickwinkels.

Buchholz, S. (2017, April).
Wer profitiert von alternativen Wegen zur Hochschulreife? Alles eine Frage des Blickwinkels. Ringvorlesung, Universität Osnabrück.

Wer profitiert von alternativen Wegen zur Hochschulreife? Alles eine Frage des Blickwinkels.

Buchholz, S. (2017, März).
Wer profitiert von alternativen Wegen zur Hochschulreife? Alles eine Frage des Blickwinkels. 5. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung, Heidelberg.

Alternative Wege zur Hochschulreife und soziale Herkunftseffekte.

Buchholz, S. (2017, Februar).
Alternative Wege zur Hochschulreife und soziale Herkunftseffekte. Festvortrag zur Verabschiedung von Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach, Universität Bamberg.

Frauen auf der Überholspur? Geschlechterdifferenzen und Bildung in Deutschland.

Buchholz, S. (2017, Februar).
Frauen auf der Überholspur? Geschlechterdifferenzen und Bildung in Deutschland. Auftaktveranstaltung des Mentoring-Programms feRNet, Universität Bamberg.

Mädchen auf der Überholspur? Geschlechterdifferenzen und Bildung in Deutschland.

Buchholz, S. (2017, Februar).
Mädchen auf der Überholspur? Geschlechterdifferenzen und Bildung in Deutschland. Gender-Ringvorlesung, Universität Bamberg.

Who Profits from Alternative Educational Paths? It's all a Matter of Perspective!

Buchholz, S. (2016, Oktober).
Who Profits from Alternative Educational Paths? It's all a Matter of Perspective! Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe, Bamberg.

Getting a Second Bite at the Cherry - A Differentiated Analysis of Social Origin Effects and Alternative Paths to Higher Education Entrance Qualifications.

Buchholz, S. (2016, Oktober).
Getting a Second Bite at the Cherry - A Differentiated Analysis of Social Origin Effects and Alternative Paths to Higher Education Entrance Qualifications. SLLS Annual International Conference, Bamberg.

Getting a Second Bite at the Cherry - A Differentiated Analysis of Social Origin Effects and Alternative Paths to Higher Education Entrance Qualifications.

Buchholz, S. (2016, August).
Getting a Second Bite at the Cherry - A Differentiated Analysis of Social Origin Effects and Alternative Paths to Higher Education Entrance Qualifications. ISA RC28 Summer Meeting, Bern.
Curriculum Vitae
Professional career
September 2019

Appointment as LIfBi Research Affiliate, Leibniz-Institute for Educational Trajectories

Since August 2018

Member of the Educational Report author group

Since April 2018

Head of the Research Area 'Educational Careers and Graduate Employment' at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) and W3 Professor for Quantitative Life Course Sociology at Leibniz University Hanover

April 2017 - March 2018

Interim Director of the Leibniz-Institute for Educational Careers (LlfBi) and W3 Professorship for Longitudinal Educational Research at Bamberg University

Since Sept. 2012

Member of the National Educational Panel Study

Sept. 2012 - March 2017

Professor of Sociology, University of Bamberg

March 2007 - Aug. 2012

Senior Researcher, University of Bamberg

April 2003 - Feb. 2007

Junior Researcher in various international comparative research projects, University of Bamberg

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Education and academic degrees
Jan. 2017

Venia Legendi in Sociology, University of Bamberg

Nov. 2016

Habilitation in Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, University of Bamberg

April 2003 - April 2008

PhD in Sociology (Dr. rer. pol.), Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, University of Bamberg
Summa cum laude

Oct. 1998 - March 2003

Diploma Studies in Sociology (with minors in Social Psychology), University of Bielefeld

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