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Prof. Dr. Marita Jacob

Prof. Dr. Marita Jacob - Institute for Sociology and Social Psychology

Research focuses

Social Inequality in Education, in the Labour Market and the Family; Life Course Research

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2015 Vice Dean for Research, WiSo-Faculty
  • Since 2011 Professor of Sociology (W3)
  • 2009 - 2011 Grant of the Robert Bosch Foundation „Excellence and Leadership for Outstanding Women in Science”
  • 2005 - 2011 Assistant Professor for Methods of Empirical Social Research (W1), University of Mannheim
  • 2003 - 2005 Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) Nürnberg
  • 2004 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck for outstanding scientific achievements
  • 2000 - 2003 Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin

Selected Publications

  • Jacob, Marita and Heike Solga: Germany's Vocational Education and Training System in Transformation: Changes in the Participation of Low- and High-Achieving Youth over Time. In: European Sociological Review 31 (2): 161-171. 2015. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcv006
  • Jacob, Marita; Klein, Markus and Cristina Iannelli: The Impact of Social Origin on Graduates' Early Occupational Destinations--An Anglo-German Comparison. In: European Sociological Review. 2015. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcv006
  • Marriage, Gender, and Class: The Effects of Partner Resources on Unemployment Exit in Germany (with Corinna Kleinert) In: Social Forces. 2014 Advance Access: doi: 10.1093/sf/sot130 *
  • The influence of graduates’ social origin on labour market entry and early career (with Markus Klein). In: Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung. 2013. 35 (1), 8-37 (in German)
  • Demographic changes, labor markets and their consequences on post-school-transitions in West Germany 1975 – 2005 (with Corinna Kleinert). In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 2013. Online first: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2013.01.004 *
  • Class Origin and Young Adults’ Decision to Re-Enroll in the US (with Felix Weiss). In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 2011. 29, 415-426 *
  • Siblings and Social Inequality of Women in First- and Second-Tier Institutions of Higher Education in Germany. In: Higher Education. 2011. 61 (3), 277-291 *
  • Fertility decisions and partnership context - Effects of educational constellations on family formation based on German Mikrozensus data from 1996-2004 (with Gerrit Bauer). Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. 2010. 62 (1), 31-60 (in German) *
  • Selections and social selectivity on the academic track: A life-course analysis of educational attainment in Germany. (with Steffen Hillmert). Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 2010. 28 (1) 59-76 *
  • Social Selectivity of Track Mobility in Secondary Schools. A Comparison of Intra-secondary Transitions in Germany and the Netherlands. (with Nicole Tieben). European Societies. 2009. 11 (5), 747-773 * 
  • Unemployment benefits and parental resources: What helps young unemployed with labour market integration? In: Journal of Youth Studies. 2008. 11 (2), 147-163
  • Does unemployment help or hinder becoming independent? The role of employment status for leaving the parental home. (with Corinna Kleinert). In: European Sociological Review. 2008. 24 (2), 141-153 *