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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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.

Converging Divergence? An International Comparison of the Impact of Globalization on Industrial Relations and Employment Careers.

Ruland, M., Raab, M., Schönberger, B., Blossfeld, H.-P., Hofäcker, D., Buchholz, S., & Schmelzer, P. (2008).
Converging Divergence? An International Comparison of the Impact of Globalization on Industrial Relations and Employment Careers. International Sociology, 23(4), 563-597.

Globalisierung und die Veränderung sozialer Ungleichheiten in modernen Gesellschaften. Eine Zusammenfassung der Ergebnisse des Globalife-Projektes.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., Hofmeister, H., Kurz, K., & Mills, M. (2007).
Globalisierung und die Veränderung sozialer Ungleichheiten in modernen Gesellschaften. Eine Zusammenfassung der Ergebnisse des Globalife-Projektes. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 59 (4), 667-691.

Unsicherer Job = keine Kinder. Über die Entwicklung der Arbeitsmarktchancen junger Menschen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und die Auswirkungen zunehmender Erwerbsunsicherheiten auf die Familienplanung.

Buchholz, S. (2007).
Unsicherer Job = keine Kinder. Über die Entwicklung der Arbeitsmarktchancen junger Menschen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und die Auswirkungen zunehmender Erwerbsunsicherheiten auf die Familienplanung. In Tagungsband der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Familie (AGF) und des Staatsinstituts für Familienforschung Bamberg. ifb-Materialien 3/2007, 17-31.

Globalisierung, struktureller Wandel und die Veränderung späterer Erwerbskarrieren - Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich.

Hofäcker, D., Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2007).
Globalisierung, struktureller Wandel und die Veränderung späterer Erwerbskarrieren - Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich. Deutsche Rentenversicherung, 4-5, 197-215.

Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., & Hofäcker, D. (2006).
Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society. London/New York: Routledge.

Men's Late Careers and Career Exits in West Germany.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., & Hofäcker, D. (2006).
Men's Late Careers and Career Exits in West Germany. In H.-P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz & D. Hofäcker (Hrsg.), Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society (S. 55-77). London/New York: Routledge.
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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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