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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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.

Women's Employment in West Germany.

Buchholz, S., & Grunow, D. (2006).
Women's Employment in West Germany. In H.-P. Blossfeld & H. Hofmeister (Hrsg.), Globalization, Uncertainty and Women's Careers. An International Comparison (S. 61-83). Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Globalization, Accelerating Economic Change and Late Careers. A theoretical framework.

Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2006).
Globalization, Accelerating Economic Change and Late Careers. A theoretical framework. In H.-P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz & D. Hofäcker (Hrsg.), Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society (S. 1-23). London/New York: Routledge.

Late 20th-Century Persistence and Decline of the Female Homemaker in Germany and the United States.

Grunow, D., Hofmeister, H., & Buchholz, S. (2006).
Late 20th-Century Persistence and Decline of the Female Homemaker in Germany and the United States. International Sociology, 21(1), 101-131.

Late Careers in a Globalizing World. A Comparison of Changes in Twelve Modern Societies.

Hofäcker, D., Buchholz, S., & Blossfeld, H.-P. (2006).
Late Careers in a Globalizing World. A Comparison of Changes in Twelve Modern Societies. In H.-P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz & D. Hofäcker (Hrsg.), Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society (S. 353-371). London/New York: Routledge.

Flexibility Processes and Social Inequalities at Labor Market Entry and in the Early Career. A Conceptual Paper for the flexCAREER project. flexCAREER Working Paper Series.

Blossfeld, H.-P, Buchholz, S., Budoki, E., Ebralidze, E., Kurz, K., Relikowski, I., & Schmelzer, P. (2005).
Flexibility Processes and Social Inequalities at Labor Market Entry and in the Early Career. A Conceptual Paper for the flexCAREER project. flexCAREER Working Paper Series. Bamberg: Universität Bamberg.

Late Careers and Career Exits in Times of Accelerating Social Change: Globalization and its Impact on Late-Midlife Workers. GLOBALIFE Working Paper 62.

Buchholz, S., & Kurz, K. (2005).
Late Careers and Career Exits in Times of Accelerating Social Change: Globalization and its Impact on Late-Midlife Workers. GLOBALIFE Working Paper 62. Bamberg: Universität Bamberg.

Men's Late Careers and Career Exits in West Germany. GLOBALIFE Working Paper 63.

Buchholz, S. (2004).
Men's Late Careers and Career Exits in West Germany. GLOBALIFE Working Paper 63. Bamberg: Universität Bamberg.

Impacts of Family Formation and Education on Women's Employment Across Cohorts in West Germany and the United States. GLOBALIFE Working Paper 61.

Grunow, D., Hofmeister, H., & Buchholz, S. (2004).
Impacts of Family Formation and Education on Women's Employment Across Cohorts in West Germany and the United States. GLOBALIFE Working Paper 61. Bamberg: Universität Bamberg.

Globalization and Women's Employment in West Germany, GLOBALIFE Working Paper 47.

Buchholz, S., & Grunow, D. (2003).
Globalization and Women's Employment in West Germany, GLOBALIFE Working Paper 47. Universität Bamberg.
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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 in Germany.

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

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.

Women's Employment in West Germany.

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