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Marita Jacob

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 and Early Career Researchers at the WiSo-Faculty
  • Since 2011 Full Professor (W3) of Sociology at the WiSo-Faculty, University of Cologne
  • 2011 - 2013 Junior Professor (W1) of Methods for Empirical Social Research at the School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • 2009 - 2011 Grant of the Robert Bosch Foundation „Excellence and Leadership for Outstanding Women in Science”
  • 2004 - 2010 Pre-/Post-doctoral Researcher at the School of Social Sciences, 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
  • 2004 Dr. phil. (in Sociology), Free University Berlin
  • 2000 - 2003 Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin

Selected publications

  • Marita Jacob and Markus Klein (2019) Social Origin, Field of Study, and Graduates’ Career Progression: Does Social Inequality Vary Across Different Fields?. In: British Journal of Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12696
  • Marita Jacob, Michael Kühhirt and Margarida Rodrigues (2019) Labour market returns to graduates' international experience: Exploring cross-country variation in Europe. In: European Sociological Review. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcz022
  • Lydia Malin and Marita Jacob (2018) Gendered occupational aspirations of boys and girls in Germany: The impact of local VET and labour markets . In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2018.1517128
  • Marita Jacob, Felix Weiss und Maria Gerth (2018) Student employment: Social differentials and field-specific developments in higher education. In: Journal of Education and Work 31 (1): 87-108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2017.1395513
  • Philipp Lersch, Marita Jacob and Karsten Hank (2018) Long-Term Health Consequences of Adverse Labor Market Conditions at Time of Leaving Education: Evidence from West German Panel Data (mit). In: Journal of Health and Social Behavior 59 (1): 151-168 https://doi.org/10.1177/0022146517749848
  • Philipp Lersch, Marita Jacob and Karsten Hank (2017) Parenthood, Gender, and Personal Wealth (mit). In: European Sociological Review 33 (3): 410-422, https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcx046
  • Marita Jacob and Heike Solga (2015) Germany's Vocational Education and Training System in Transformation: Changes in the Participation of Low- and High-Achieving Youth Over Time (mit Heike Solga). In: European Sociological Review 31 (2): 161-171. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcv016
  • Marita Jacob, Markus Klein and Cristina Iannelli (2015) The Impact of Social Origin on Graduates’ Early Occupational Destinations – An Anglo-German Comparison. In: European Sociological Review 31 (4): 460-476. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcv006
  • Marita Jacob and Corinna Kleinert (2014)  Marriage, Gender, and Class: The Effects of Partner Resources on Unemployment Exit in Germany. In: Social Forces 92 (3) 839-871. https://doi.org/10.1093/sf/sot130
  • Marita Jacob and Corinna Kleinert (2013) Demographic changes, labor markets and their consequences on post-school-transitions in West Germany 1975-2005. In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 32: 65-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2013.01.004
  • Marita Jacob, Michael Kühhirt and Corinna Kleinert (2013) Trends in Gender Disparities at the Transition from School to Work: Labour Market Entries of Young Men and Women between 1984 and 2005 in West Germany (mit). In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training 65 (1): 48-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2012.738427
  • Marita Jacob and Markus Klein (2013) Der Einfluss der Bildungsherkunft auf den Berufseinstieg und die ersten Erwerbsjahre von Universitätsabsolventen. In: Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung 35 (1): 8-37
  • Corinna Kleinert and Marita Jacob (2012) Strukturwandel und Übergangschancen in Ausbildung. Übergänge von der Schule in Berufsausbildung im Kohortenvergleich. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (Sonderheft 52): 211-233.
  • Marita Jacob and Felix Weiss (2011) Class Origin and Young Adults’ Decision to Re-Enroll. In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 29 (4): 415-426.
  • Marita Jacob (2011) Do brothers affect their sisters’ chances to graduate? An analysis of sibling sex composition effects on graduation from a university or a Fachhochschule in Germany. In: Higher Education, 61 (3): 277-291
  • Marita Jacob and Felix Weiss (2010)  From higher education to work. Patterns of labor market entry in Germany and the US. In: Higher Education 60 (5): 529-542
  • Gerrit Bauer and Marita Jacob (2010)  Familiengründung im Partnerschaftskontext. Eine Analyse der Bedeutung der Bildungskonstellation von Paaren für eine Elternschaft anhand des Mikrozensus 1996-2004. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 62 (1): 31-60
  • Marita Jacob and Steffen Hillmert (2010) Selections and social selectivity on the academic track: A life-course analysis of educational attainment in Germany. In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 28 (1): 59-76
  • Marita Jacob and Nicole Tieben (2009) Social Selectivity of Track Mobility in Secondary Schools. A Comparison of Intra-secondary Transitions in Germany and the Netherlands. In: European Societies 11 (5): 747-773
  • Marita Jacob (2008) Unemployment benefits and parental resources: What helps young unemployed with labour market integration? In: Journal of Youth Studies, 11 (2): 147-163
  • Marita Jacob and Corinna Kleinert (2008) Does unemployment help or hinder becoming independent? The role of employment status for leaving the parental home. In: European Sociological Review 24 (2): 141-153
  • Marita Jacob and Steffen Hillmert (2005) Institutionelle Strukturierung und inter-individuelle Variation: Die Entwicklung herkunftsbezogener Ungleichheiten im Bildungsverlauf. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 57: 414-442
  • Marita Jacob and Steffen Hillmert (2003) Social inequality in higher education: is vocational training a pathway leading to or away from university?. In: European Sociological Review, 19 (3): 1-16
  • Marita Jacob and Steffen Hillmert (2003) Bildungsprozesse zwischen biographischer Diskontinuität und Karriere: das Phänomen der Mehrfachausbildung (mit Steffen Hillmert). In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 32 (4): 325-345
  • Marita Jacob (2000) Extra-binominal variation in logistic multilevel models. A simulation study. In: Multilevel Modelling Newsletter, 12 (1): 8-14