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"
Publications

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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. Sociologia del lavoro, 124, 17-35.

The Development of Social Inequalities in the Globalization Process: A Comparison of Life Courses in Europe and the U.S.

Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., Kolb, K., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2011).
The Development of Social Inequalities in the Globalization Process: A Comparison of Life Courses in Europe and the U.S. Estudios Sociológicos, 29(85), 3-31.

Globalized Labour Markets and Social Inequality in Europe - Theoretical Framework.

Buchholz, S., Kolb, K., Hofäcker, D., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2011).
Globalized Labour Markets and Social Inequality in Europe - Theoretical Framework. In H.-P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz, D. Hofäcker & K. Kolb (Hrsg.), Globalized Labour Markets and Social Inequality in Europe (S. 3-22). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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

Buchholz, S., Rinklake, A., Schilling, J., Kurz, K., Schmelzer, P., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2011).
Aging Populations, Globalization and the Labor Market - Comparing Late Working Life and Retirement in Modern Societies. In H.-P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz & K. Kurz (Hrsg.), Aging Populations, Globalization and the Labor Market: Comparing Late Working Life and Retirement in Modern Societies (S. 3-32). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

The Flexibilization of European Labor Markets and the Development of Social Inequalities - Comparing Evidence from Nine Globalized Countries.

Hofäcker, D., Kolb, K., Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2011).
The Flexibilization of European Labor Markets and the Development of Social Inequalities - Comparing Evidence from Nine Globalized Countries. In H.-P.-Blossfeld, S. Buchholz, D. Hofäcker & K. Kolb (Hrsg.), Globalized Labour Markets and Social Inequality in Europe (S. 295-322). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wealth, Welfare State and Economic Inequality among the Elderly in Europe.

Skopek, N., Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2011).
Wealth, Welfare State and Economic Inequality among the Elderly in Europe. Bamberg: Universität Bamberg.

Verstärkung sozialer Ungleichheiten im Prozess der Beschäftigungsflexibilisierung in Deutschland.

Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2010).
Verstärkung sozialer Ungleichheiten im Prozess der Beschäftigungsflexibilisierung in Deutschland. In H.-G. Soeffner (Hrsg.), Unsichere Zeiten. Herausforderungen gesellschaftlicher Transformationen. Verhandlungen des 34. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Jena 2008. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Globalization, Institutional Filters and Changing Life Course. Patterns in Modern Societies: A Summary of the Results from the Globalife-Project.

Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2010).
Globalization, Institutional Filters and Changing Life Course. Patterns in Modern Societies: A Summary of the Results from the Globalife-Project. In R. Silbereisen & X. Chen (Hrsg.); Social Change and Human Development. Concepts and Results (S. 101-124), London: Sage.

Life Courses in the Globalization Process: About the Development of Social Inequalities in Modern Societies.

Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., Kolb, K., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2010).
Life Courses in the Globalization Process: About the Development of Social Inequalities in Modern Societies. Soziologische Probleme Ungarn, XLII(1-2), 7-31.

Increasing Resource Inequality Among Families In Modern Societies.

Blossfeld, H.-P., & Buchholz, S. (2009).
Increasing Resource Inequality Among Families In Modern Societies. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 40(4), 601-616.

Life Course Inequalities in the Globalization Process.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., & Hofäcker, D. (2009).
Life Course Inequalities in the Globalization Process. In H. Maksim, T. Ohnmacht & M. Bergmann (Hrsg.), Mobilities and Inequality (S. 51-73). Aldershot: Ashgate.

Globalisierungsprozesse in modernen Gesellschaften. Theoretische Grundlagen, empirische Erfassung und Auswirkungen auf individuelle Lebensverlaufmuster.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Hofäcker, D., Raab, M., Ruhland, M., & Buchholz, S. (2009).
Globalisierungsprozesse in modernen Gesellschaften. Theoretische Grundlagen, empirische Erfassung und Auswirkungen auf individuelle Lebensverlaufmuster. In B. Pfau-Effinger, S. Sakac-Magdalenic & C. Wolf (Hrsg.), International vergleichende Sozialforschung. Ansätze und Messkonzepte unter den Bedingungen der Globalisierung (S. 19-39). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Beschäftigungsflexibilisierung in Deutschland: Wen betrifft sie und wie hat sie sich auf die Veränderung sozialer Inklusion/Exklusion in Deutschland ausgewirkt?

Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2009).
Beschäftigungsflexibilisierung in Deutschland: Wen betrifft sie und wie hat sie sich auf die Veränderung sozialer Inklusion/Exklusion in Deutschland ausgewirkt? In R. Stichweh & P. Windolf (Hrsg.), Inklusion und Exklusion. Analysen zur Sozialstruktur und sozialen Ungleichheit (S. 123-138). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Life Courses in the Globalization Process: The Development of Social Inequalities in Modern Societies.

Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., Mills, M., Blossfeld, H.-P., Kurz, K., & Hofmeister, H. (2009).
Life Courses in the Globalization Process: The Development of Social Inequalities in Modern Societies. European Sociological Review, 25(1), 53-71.

GlobalIndex - Ein soziologischer Ansatz zur Messung von Globalisierung.

Ruland, M., Raab, M., Schönberger, B., Blossfeld, H.-P., Hofäcker, D., Buchholz, S., & Schmelzer, P. (2009).
GlobalIndex - Ein soziologischer Ansatz zur Messung von Globalisierung. In M. Weichbold, J. Bacher & C. Wolf (Hrsg.), Umfrageforschung: Herausforderungen und Grenzen (S. 373-394). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
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Globalization, Institutional Filters, and Changes in Social Inequality in Modern Societies.

Buchholz, S. (2008, Juli).
Globalization, Institutional Filters, and Changes in Social Inequality in Modern Societies. International Workshop: Social Change and Human Development - Concepts and Results, Universität Würzburg.

Life Courses in the Globalization Process.

Buchholz, S. (2008, Juni).
Life Courses in the Globalization Process. 38th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Budapest.

The Flexibilization of Employment and the Development of Social Inequalities in a Globalizing Europe.

Buchholz, S. (2008, Mai).
The Flexibilization of Employment and the Development of Social Inequalities in a Globalizing Europe. Jean Monnet und TransEurope Konferenz, Bamberg.

Employment Flexibility and Social Inequalities in Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2008, Mai).
Employment Flexibility and Social Inequalities in Germany. Jean Monnet und TransEurope Konferenz, Bamberg.

Globalisierung und die Veränderung sozialer Ungleichheiten im Globalisierungsprozess.

Buchholz, S. (2007, November).
Globalisierung und die Veränderung sozialer Ungleichheiten im Globalisierungsprozess. Gemeinsame Konferenz der "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sozialwissenschaftlicher Institute" und der "DGS-Sektion für Methoden und Empirische Sozialforschung", Hamburg.

Beschäftigungsflexibilisierung in Deutschland: Wen betrifft sie und wie hat sie sich auf die Veränderung sozialer Inklusion/Exklusion in Deutschland ausgewirkt?

Buchholz, S. (2007, Oktober).
Beschäftigungsflexibilisierung in Deutschland: Wen betrifft sie und wie hat sie sich auf die Veränderung sozialer Inklusion/Exklusion in Deutschland ausgewirkt? Konferenz "Inklusion und Exklusion. Analysen zur Sozialstruktur und sozialen Ungleichheit", Berlin.

Beschäftigungsrisiken, Jugend und Familiengründung.

Buchholz, S. (2006, November).
Beschäftigungsrisiken, Jugend und Familiengründung. Gemeinsame Konferenz der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Familie (AGF) und des Staatsinstituts für Familienforschung, Nürnberg.

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

Buchholz, S. (2006, Oktober).
A New Mobility Regime in Germany? Young People's Labor Market Entry and Phase of Establishment since the mid-1980s. flexCAREER Workshop, Bamberg.

Globalization and Late Careers in Modern Societies.

Buchholz, S. (2006, Juli).
Globalization and Late Careers in Modern Societies. Abschlusskonferenz des GLOBALIFE-Projektes, der Volkswagen-Stiftung und der Universität Bamberg, Bamberg.

Labor Market Entry and Early Career in Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2006, März).
Labor Market Entry and Early Career in Germany. flexCAREER Workshop, Bamberg.

Late Careers and Career Exits Under Globalization – Becoming Retired in Times of Accelerating Structural Change Session.

Buchholz, S. (2004, September).
Late Careers and Career Exits Under Globalization – Becoming Retired in Times of Accelerating Structural Change Session. ISA RC-11 Sociology of Ageing Inter-Congress Conference, London.

Late Careers and Career Exits Under Globalization – a Conceptual Framework for a Comparative Analysis.

Buchholz, S. (2004, März).
Late Careers and Career Exits Under Globalization – a Conceptual Framework for a Comparative Analysis. GLOBALIFE-Konferenz, Bamberg.

Late Careers and Career exits in Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2004, März).
Late Careers and Career exits in Germany. GLOBALIFE-Konferenz, Bamberg.

Women's Employment in West Germany.

Buchholz, S. (2003, März).
Women's Employment in West Germany. GLOBALIFE-Konferenz, 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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