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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Gender, Education and Employment. An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Skopek, J., Triventi, M., & Buchholz, S. (2015).
Gender, Education and Employment. An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

New Game, New Chance? Social Inequalities and Upgrading Secondary School Qualifications in West Germany.

Buchholz, S., & Schier, A. (2015).
New Game, New Chance? Social Inequalities and Upgrading Secondary School Qualifications in West Germany. European Sociological Review, 31(5), 603-615.

Young Women Outcompeting Young Men? A Cohort Comparison of Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry in West Germany.

Buchholz, S., Skopek, J., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2015).
Young Women Outcompeting Young Men? A Cohort Comparison of Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry in West Germany. In H.-P. Blossfeld, J. Skopek, M. Triventi & S. Buchholz (Hrsg.), Gender, Education and Employment. An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions (S. 246-266). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Gender Inequalities at Labor Market Entry: A Comparative View from eduLIFE Project.

Triventi, M., Skopek, J., Kosyakova, Y., Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2015).
Gender Inequalities at Labor Market Entry: A Comparative View from eduLIFE Project. Comparative Social Research, 31, 25-51.

Youth Labor Market Entry in Denmark: A Gender-Based Analysis of the First Significant Job.

Wahler, S. Buchholz, S., & Møllegaard Pedersen, S. (2015).
Youth Labor Market Entry in Denmark: A Gender-Based Analysis of the First Significant Job. In H.-P. Blossfeld, J. Skopek, M. Triventi & S. Buchholz (Hrsg.), Gender, Education and Employment. An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions (S. 203-221). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Adult Learning in Modern Societies. An International Comparison from a Life-Course Perspective.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Kilpi-Jakonen, E., Vono de Vilhena, D., & Buchholz, S. (2014).
Adult Learning in Modern Societies. An International Comparison from a Life-Course Perspective. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Lebenslaufforschung.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Kolb, K., & Buchholz, S. (2014).
Lebenslaufforschung. In G. Endruweit, G. Tromsdorff & N. Burzan (Hrsg.), Wörterbuch der Soziologie (S. 266-268). Konstanz: UKV Verlagsgesellschaft.

Is there a Wrong Time for a Right Decision? The Impact of the Timing of First Births and the Spacing of Second Births on Women's Careers.

Brehm, U., & Buchholz, S. (2014).
Is there a Wrong Time for a Right Decision? The Impact of the Timing of First Births and the Spacing of Second Births on Women's Careers. Zeitschrift für Familienforschung, 26(3), 269-301.

Reinforcing Social Inequalities? Adult Learning and Returns to Adult Learning in Germany.

Buchholz, S., Unfried, J., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2014).
Reinforcing Social Inequalities? Adult Learning and Returns to Adult Learning in Germany. In H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Kilpi-Jakonen, D. Vono de Vilhena & S. Buchholz (Hrsg.), Adult Learning in Modern Societies. An International Comparison from a Life-Course Perspective (S. 242-263). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Adult Learning, Labor Market Outcomes, and Social Inequalities in Modern Societies.

Kilpi-Jakonen, E., Buchholz, S., Dämmrich, J., McMullin, P., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2014).
Adult Learning, Labor Market Outcomes, and Social Inequalities in Modern Societies. In H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Kilpi-Jakonen, D. Vono de Vilhena & S. Buchholz (Hrsg.), Adult Learning in Modern Societies. An International Comparison from a Life-Course Perspective (S. 3-28). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

National Patterns of Income and Wealth Inequality.

Skopek, N., Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2014).
National Patterns of Income and Wealth Inequality. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 55(6), 463-488.

Adult Learning in Denmark: Pat-terns of Participation in Adult Learning and Its Impact on Individuals' Labor Market Outcomes.

Wahler, S., Buchholz, S., Myrup Jensen, V., & Unfried, J. (2014).
Adult Learning in Denmark: Pat-terns of Participation in Adult Learning and Its Impact on Individuals' Labor Market Outcomes. In H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Kilpi-Jakonen, D. Vono de Vilhena & S. Buchholz (Hrsg.), Adult Learning in Modern Societies. An International Comparison from a Life-Course Perspective (S. 223-241). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Ageing Populations, Reversing Early Retirement and the Economic Situation of Older People in Modern Societies.

Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2013).
Ageing Populations, Reversing Early Retirement and the Economic Situation of Older People in Modern Societies. Comparative Population Studies, 38 (4).

Social inequality and mobility.

Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2013).
Social inequality and mobility. In M. Sasaki, E. Zimmermann & J. Goldstone (Hrsg.), Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology (S. 113-120). Leiden/Boston: Brill.

Ageing Populations, Reversing Early Retirement and the Economic Situation of Older People in Modern Societies.

Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2013).
Ageing Populations, Reversing Early Retirement and the Economic Situation of Older People in Modern Societies. Comparative Population Studies, 38(4), 797-800.
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Effects of Early Child Care Characteristics on Children's Development in Denmark.

Buchholz, S. (2015, November).
Effects of Early Child Care Characteristics on Children's Development in Denmark. European University Institute, Florenz.

Childcare Arrangements and Social Inequalities: A Framework for a Comparative Analysis.

Buchholz, S. (2015, Mai).
Childcare Arrangements and Social Inequalities: A Framework for a Comparative Analysis. European University Institute, Florenz.

Maternal Education, Child Care Arrangements and Children's Skill Development in Denmark.

Buchholz, S. (2015, Mai).
Maternal Education, Child Care Arrangements and Children's Skill Development in Denmark. European University Institute, Florenz.

Social Inequalities and Upgrading Secondary School Qualifications in West Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2014, November).
Social Inequalities and Upgrading Secondary School Qualifications in West Germany. European University Institute, Florenz.

Reversing Early Retirement in Germany – A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effects of Recent Pension Reforms on Retirement and Pension Incomes.

Buchholz, S. (2014, September).
Reversing Early Retirement in Germany – A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effects of Recent Pension Reforms on Retirement and Pension Incomes. ECSR Conference, Berlin.

Tracking and Inequalities of Educational Opportunities in Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2014, Mai).
Tracking and Inequalities of Educational Opportunities in Germany. European University Institute, Florenz.

Gendered School-to-Work Transitions in Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2013, November).
Gendered School-to-Work Transitions in Germany. European University Institute, Florenz.

Social Mobility and Educational Inequality in Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2013, Oktober).
Social Mobility and Educational Inequality in Germany. Nuffield College, Oxford.

Die Umkehr von Frühverrentung in Deutschland – Chancen und Risiken des Paradigmenwechsels in der deutschen Rentenpolitik.

Buchholz, S. (2013, Juni).
Die Umkehr von Frühverrentung in Deutschland – Chancen und Risiken des Paradigmenwechsels in der deutschen Rentenpolitik. Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Berlin.

Are Academically Weak Youths Really Not Ready for Vocational Training? An Analysis of Vocational Training Trajectories of Youths with Low Cognitive Competencies in Switzerland.

Buchholz, S. (2012, September).
Are Academically Weak Youths Really Not Ready for Vocational Training? An Analysis of Vocational Training Trajectories of Youths with Low Cognitive Competencies in Switzerland. 20th Annual ‘Transitions in Youth’ Conference, Nijmegen.

Lifelong Learning in Modern Societies - Different National Regimes, Labor Market Outcomes and Social Inequalities.

Buchholz, S. (2012, März/Februar).
Lifelong Learning in Modern Societies - Different National Regimes, Labor Market Outcomes and Social Inequalities. eduLIFE Workshop, Bamberg.

Lifelong Learning, Returns to Education and Social Inequalities in Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2012, März).
Lifelong Learning, Returns to Education and Social Inequalities in Germany. eduLIFE Workshop, Bamberg.

Danish Country Study - Returns to Education, Lifelong Learning and Social Inequalities.

Buchholz, S. (2012, März).
Danish Country Study - Returns to Education, Lifelong Learning and Social Inequalities. eduLIFE Workshop, Bamberg.

Aging Populations, Globalization Pressure and Inequalities in Old Age – How Has Late Working Life and Retirement Changed in Modern Societies?

Buchholz, S. (2011, Dezember).
Aging Populations, Globalization Pressure and Inequalities in Old Age – How Has Late Working Life and Retirement Changed in Modern Societies? ECSR Conference, Dublin.

Gaining a Firm Foothold on the German Labor Market - An Investigation of Young People's Labor Market Chances since the mid-1980s.

Buchholz, S. (2011, September).
Gaining a Firm Foothold on the German Labor Market - An Investigation of Young People's Labor Market Chances since the mid-1980s. Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference "Life Course and Social Change: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives", Bielefeld.
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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