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”. Additionally, Sandra Buchholz holds the W3-Professorship "Quantitative Life Course Sociology" at Hanover University.

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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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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.

Reversing Early Retirement in Germany - A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effects of Recent Pension Reforms on the Timing of the Transition to Retirement and on Pension Incomes.

Buchholz, S., Rinklake, A., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2013).
Reversing Early Retirement in Germany - A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effects of Recent Pension Reforms on the Timing of the Transition to Retirement and on Pension Incomes. Comparative Population Studies, 38(4), 881-906.

Die späte Erwerbskarriere und der Übergang in den Ruhestand im Zeichen der Globalisierung und demografischer Alterung.

Kurz, K., Buchholz, S., Rinklake, A., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2013).
Die späte Erwerbskarriere und der Übergang in den Ruhestand im Zeichen der Globalisierung und demografischer Alterung. In C. Vogel & A. Motel-Klingebiel (Hrsg.), Altern im sozialen Wandel: Die Rückkehr der Altersarmut? (S. 313-334). Berlin: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

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.
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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.

Different Answers to Rising Flexibility Demands in the Globalization Process and its Consequences for Social Inequality.

Buchholz, S. (2011, Juni).
Different Answers to Rising Flexibility Demands in the Globalization Process and its Consequences for Social Inequality. SASE Annual Meeting, Madrid.

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.

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

Buchholz, S. (2011, Mai).
Aging Populations, Globalization Pressure and Inequalities in Old Age - How Has Late Working Life and Retirement Changed in Modern Societies? TransEurope Final Conference, Sofia.

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

Buchholz, S. (2011, Mai).
Aging Populations, Globalization Pressure and Inequalities in Old Age - How has Late Working Life and Retirement Changed in Modern Societies? European University Institute, Florenz.

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.
Curriculum Vitae
Professional career
Oct. 2020

Appointed as Member of the LCSS Leibniz Center for Science and Society

Feb. 2020

Appointed as Member of the scientific advisory board of the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training [Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB)]

Jan. 2020

Appointed to the scientific advisory board of the Journal for Educational Research [Zeitschrift für Bildungsforschung]

Sept. 2019

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

Since August 2018

Member of the Educational Report author group

April 2018

Appointment as Research Fellow, Leibniz Center for Science and Society

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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