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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Die Arbeitsmarktsituation der über 50-jährigen in Deutschland und ihre Auswirkungen auf den Verrentungszeitpunkt sowie das Renteneinkommen.

Rinklake, A., & Buchholz, S. (2013).
Die Arbeitsmarktsituation der über 50-jährigen in Deutschland und ihre Auswirkungen auf den Verrentungszeitpunkt sowie das Renteneinkommen. In C. Vogel & A. Motel-Klingebiel (Hrsg.), Altern im sozialen Wandel: Die Rückkehr der Altersarmut? (S. 335-356). Berlin: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Schwerer Einstieg ins Berufsleben.

Blossfeld, H.-P., & Buchholz, S. (2012).
Schwerer Einstieg ins Berufsleben. Akademie Aktuell, 42(03), 34-39.

Selective Flexibilization and Deregulation of the Labor Market. The Answer of Continental and Southern Europe.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., & Bertolini, S. (2012).
Selective Flexibilization and Deregulation of the Labor Market. The Answer of Continental and Southern Europe. Stato e mercato, 96(3), 363-390.

Mehr Beschäftigungsrisiken beim Übergang in den Arbeitsmarkt - Selektive Deregulierung zu Lasten junger Erwachsener in Deutschland als Störfaktor für die Familiengründung.

Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2012).
Mehr Beschäftigungsrisiken beim Übergang in den Arbeitsmarkt - Selektive Deregulierung zu Lasten junger Erwachsener in Deutschland als Störfaktor für die Familiengründung. In P. Buhr & M. Feldhaus (Hrsg.), Die notwendige Vielfalt von Familie und Partnerschaft. Familie und Gesellschaft (S. 147-168). Würzburg: Ergon.

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

Buchholz, S., Dämmrich, J., Kilpi-Jakonen, E., O’Reilly, P., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2012).
Lifelong Learning Regimes, Labor Market Outcomes and Social Inequalities in Modern Societies. Bamberg: Universität Bamberg.

Sind leistungsschwache Jugendliche tatsächlich nicht ausbildungsfähig? Eine Analyse zur beruflichen Qualifizierung von Jugendlichen mit geringen kognitiven Kompetenzen im Nachbarland Schweiz.

Buchholz, S., Imdorf, C., Hupka-Brunner, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2012).
Sind leistungsschwache Jugendliche tatsächlich nicht ausbildungsfähig? Eine Analyse zur beruflichen Qualifizierung von Jugendlichen mit geringen kognitiven Kompetenzen im Nachbarland Schweiz. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 64(4), 701-727.

Einkommensreich - Vermögensarm? Die Zusammensetzung von Vermögen und die Bedeutung einzelner Vermögenskomponenten im europäischen Vergleich.

Skopek, N., Kolb, K., Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2012).
Einkommensreich - Vermögensarm? Die Zusammensetzung von Vermögen und die Bedeutung einzelner Vermögenskomponenten im europäischen Vergleich. Berliner Journal für Soziologie, 22(2), 163-187.

Globalization, Employment, Flexibilization and Youth in Society: A Theoretical Framework.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., & Hofäcker, D. (2011).
Globalization, Employment, Flexibilization and Youth in Society: A Theoretical Framework. In H.-P. Blossfeld, D. Hofäcker, S. Bertolini & R. Rizza (Hrsg.), Young People, the Losers of Globalization? Employment and Conditions of Youth in Europe and in Italy (S. 17-35). Mailand: Franco Angeli.

Aging Populations, Globalization and the Labor Market. Comparing Late Working Life and Retirement in Modern Societies.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., & Kurz, K. (2011).
Aging Populations, Globalization and the Labor Market. Comparing Late Working Life and Retirement in Modern Societies. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Globalized Labour Markets and Social Inequality in Europe.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., & Kolb, K. (2011).
Globalized Labour Markets and Social Inequality in Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bildung im Globalisierungsprozess.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Hofäcker, D., & Buchholz, S. (2011).
Bildung im Globalisierungsprozess. In T. Mayer, R. Meyer, L. Milipoulos, P. Ohly & E. Weede (Hrsg.), Globalisierung im Fokus von Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (S. 319-336). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Changes in the Economy, the Labor Market, and Expectations for the Future: What Might Europe and the United States Look Like in 25 Years?

Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2011).
Changes in the Economy, the Labor Market, and Expectations for the Future: What Might Europe and the United States Look Like in 25 Years? New Directions for Youth Development, 135, 17-25.

Jugend und Arbeit - Wachsende Beschäftigungsflexibilisierung und Erwerbsrisiken beim Übergang in den Arbeitsmarkt.

Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2011).
Jugend und Arbeit - Wachsende Beschäftigungsflexibilisierung und Erwerbsrisiken beim Übergang in den Arbeitsmarkt. In W. Heitmeyer, J. Mansel & T. Olk (Hrsg.), Individualisierung von Jugend (S. 67-84). Weinheim/München: Juventa.

Selective Flexibilization and Deregulation of the Labour Market -The German Answer to Increased Needs for Employment Flexibility and its Consequences for Social Inequalities.

Buchholz, S., & Kolb, K. (2011).
Selective Flexibilization and Deregulation of the Labour Market -The German Answer to Increased Needs for Employment Flexibility and its Consequences for Social Inequalities. In H.-P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz, D. Hofäcker & K. Kolb (Hrsg.), Globalized Labour Markets and Social Inequality in Europe (S. 25-45). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Growing Struggles to Become an Insider in Germany: Young People's Labour Market Entry and Phase of Labour Market Establishment Between 1984 and 2002.

Buchholz, S., & Kurz, K. (2011).
Growing Struggles to Become an Insider in Germany: Young People's Labour Market Entry and Phase of Labour Market Establishment Between 1984 and 2002. In H.-P. Blossfeld, D. Hofäcker, R. Rizza & S. Bertolini. (Hrsg.), Young People, the Losers of Globalization? Employment and Condition of Youth in Europe and in Italy (S. 35-58). Mailand: Franco Angeli.
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Aging Populations, Globalization Pressure and Inequalities in Old Age - Late Working Life and Retirement in Germany and Beyond.

Buchholz, S. (2011, Mai).
Aging Populations, Globalization Pressure and Inequalities in Old Age - Late Working Life and Retirement in Germany and Beyond. Gastvortrag an der Universität Jena.

Distribution of Household Net Worth Among the Elderly in Europe.

Buchholz, S. (2010, Oktober).
Distribution of Household Net Worth Among the Elderly in Europe. ECSR Conference, Bamberg.

Trying to Meet the New Demands of Latest Pension Reforms – Older Persons’ Working Lives and Consequences on Pension Incomes in Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2010, September).
Trying to Meet the New Demands of Latest Pension Reforms – Older Persons’ Working Lives and Consequences on Pension Incomes in Germany. ECSR Conference, Bamberg.

Arbeitsmarktstrukturen und Erwerbschancen in Deutschland im Wandel.

Buchholz, S. (2010, Juni).
Arbeitsmarktstrukturen und Erwerbschancen in Deutschland im Wandel. Stiftung Bildung und Beschäftigung, Bad Herrenalb.

Changing Work and Family in Germany - Background, Some Ideas and Data.

Buchholz, S. (2010, Juni).
Changing Work and Family in Germany - Background, Some Ideas and Data. EqualSoc Meeting "Changing Work and Family in Europe", Universität Trento.

Interne und externe Flexibilität - Muster, Ursachen, Folgen.

Buchholz, S. (2010, April).
Interne und externe Flexibilität - Muster, Ursachen, Folgen. BOPS Experten-Workshop, Duisburg.

Young Workers, Globalization and the Labor Market - Comparing Early Working Life in Eleven Countries.

Buchholz, S. (2009, September).
Young Workers, Globalization and the Labor Market - Comparing Early Working Life in Eleven Countries. Keynote Lecture, International Conference on Youth Transitions, Basel.

Reversing Early Retirement in Germany - What Could Be Learned from Other Countries?

Buchholz, S. (2009, Juli).
Reversing Early Retirement in Germany - What Could Be Learned from Other Countries? 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris.

Early Retirement and the Development of Social Inequality in Old Age in Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2009, Mai).
Early Retirement and the Development of Social Inequality in Old Age in Germany. flexCAREER Workshop, Bamberg.

An International Comparison of Flexibilization of Older Employees and the Development of Social Inequality.

Buchholz, S. (2009, Mai).
An International Comparison of Flexibilization of Older Employees and the Development of Social Inequality. flexCAREER Workshop, Bamberg.

Das Stiefkind der international vergleichenden Lebensverlaufsforschung: Plädoyer für eine ganzheitlichere Perspektive auf späte Erwerbskarrieren und Verrentungsprozesse in den Sozialwissenschaften.

Buchholz, S. (2009, Februar).
Das Stiefkind der international vergleichenden Lebensverlaufsforschung: Plädoyer für eine ganzheitlichere Perspektive auf späte Erwerbskarrieren und Verrentungsprozesse in den Sozialwissenschaften. Gastvortrag im Kolloquium des Instituts für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, Nürnberg.

Early Retirement and the Development of Social Inequality in Old Age in Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2008, Oktober).
Early Retirement and the Development of Social Inequality in Old Age in Germany. Universität Leipzig.

The Flexibilization of Employment in Germany: Who Suffers? And How Did It Affect the Risk of Social Exclusion in Germany?

Buchholz, S. (2008, Oktober).
The Flexibilization of Employment in Germany: Who Suffers? And How Did It Affect the Risk of Social Exclusion in Germany? QMSS2 Workshop, Oslo.

Globalisierung, Flexibilisierung und die Veränderung sozialer Ungleichheiten in modernen Gesellschaften.

Buchholz, S. (2008, Oktober).
Globalisierung, Flexibilisierung und die Veränderung sozialer Ungleichheiten in modernen Gesellschaften. Paneldiskussion auf dem 34. Deutschen Soziologenkongress, Jena.

A New Mobility Regime in Germany? Young People's Labor Market Entry and Phase of Establishment since the mid-1980s.

Buchholz, S. (2008, September).
A New Mobility Regime in Germany? Young People's Labor Market Entry and Phase of Establishment since the mid-1980s. European Research Network on Transitions in Youth Conference, Bamberg.
Curriculum Vitae
Professional career
Since August 2018

Member of the Educational Report author group

Since April 2018

Head of the Educational Careers and Graduate Employment research area 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), as well as the W3 professorship for longitudinal educational research at the University of Bamberg

Since Sept. 2012

Member of the National Educational Panel Study

Sept. 2012 - March 2017

Professor of Sociology (acting), Chair of Sociology 1, University of Bamberg

March 2007 - Aug. 2012

Senior researcher, University of Bamberg

April 2003 - Feb. 2007

Researcher in a range of international comparative research projects with third-party funding, University of Bamberg

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Education and academic degrees
Jan. 2017

Appointed associate professor and lecturer in sociology, University of Bamberg

Nov. 2016

Habilitation and post-doc lecture qualification for sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, University of Bamberg

April 2003 - April 2008

Doctorate, Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, University of BambergGrade: Summa cum laude, Reviewers: Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Prof. Dr. Karin Kurz, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schulze

Oct. 1998 - March 2003

Diploma degree in sociology (minor subject: social psychology), University of BielefeldFinal grade: very good

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