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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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.

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. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, Sonderheft 9, 372-391.

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

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., Bukodi, E., & Kurz, K. (2008).
Young Workers, Globalization and the Labor Market. Comparing Early Working Life in Eleven Countries. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Die Flexibilisierung des Erwerbsverlaufs. Eine Analyse von Einstiegs- und Ausstiegsprozessen in Ost- und Westdeutschland.

Buchholz, S. (2008).
Die Flexibilisierung des Erwerbsverlaufs. Eine Analyse von Einstiegs- und Ausstiegsprozessen in Ost- und Westdeutschland. In Hillmert, S. (Hrsg.), Life Course Research Series. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Increasing Trend Toward More Instable Late Careers in Germany? The development of Late Careers and Social Inequality Since the Mid-1980s. flexCAREER Working Paper Series.

Buchholz, S., & Jabsen, A. (2008).
Increasing Trend Toward More Instable Late Careers in Germany? The development of Late Careers and Social Inequality Since the Mid-1980s. flexCAREER Working Paper Series. Bamberg: Universität Bamberg.

A New Mobility Regime in Germany? Young People's Labour Market Entry and Phase of Establishment Since the Mid-1980s.

Buchholz, S., & Kurz, K. (2008).
A New Mobility Regime in Germany? Young People's Labour Market Entry and Phase of Establishment Since the Mid-1980s. In H.-P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz, E. Bukodi & K. Kurz (Hrsg.), Young Workers, Globalization and the Labor Market. Comparing Early Working Life in Eleven Countries (S. 51-75). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Labor Market Flexibility and its Effect on the Late Career and Social Inequality. flexCAREER Working Paper Series.

Buchholz, S., Blossfeld, H.-P., Jabsen, A., Kurz, K., Marold, J., & Schmelzer, P. (2008).
Labor Market Flexibility and its Effect on the Late Career and Social Inequality. flexCAREER Working Paper Series. Bamberg: Universität Bamberg.

Globalization, Economic Restructuring and Increasing Uncertainty in Old Age - A Theoretical Framework. flexCAREER Working Paper Series.

Buchholz, S., Jabsen, A., Kurz, K., Marold, J., Schmelzer, P., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2008).
Globalization, Economic Restructuring and Increasing Uncertainty in Old Age - A Theoretical Framework. flexCAREER Working Paper Series. Bamberg: Universität Bamberg.

Older Workers Under Globalisation. A Cross-National Comparison of Late Careers and Retirement Under Different Institutional Conditions.

Hofäcker, D., Buchholz, S., & Pollnerová, ¦. (2008).
Older Workers Under Globalisation. A Cross-National Comparison of Late Careers and Retirement Under Different Institutional Conditions. In P. A. Kemp, K. van den Bosch & L. Smith (Hrsg.), Social Protection in an Ageing World. International Studies on Social Security (S. 113-136). Antwerpen: Intersentia.

Young People's Employment Chances on Flexible Labor Markets. A Comparison of Changes in Eleven Modern Societies.

Kurz, K., Buchholz, S., Schmelzer, P., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2008).
Young People's Employment Chances on Flexible Labor Markets. A Comparison of Changes in Eleven Modern Societies. In H.-P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz, E. Bukodi & K. Kurz (Hrsg.), Young Workers, Globalization and the Labor Market. Comparing Early Working Life in Eleven Countries (S. 337-353). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Curriculum Vitae
Professional career
Since June 2021

Co-Editor of the Journal for Labour Market Research

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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