Dr. Christian Brzinsky-Fay

Christian Brzinsky-Fay
David Ausserhofer


christian.brzinsky-fay [at] uni-hamburg.de
Kolleg / College +49 30 25491 192
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
A 109
Former Staff Member des Promotionskollegs
Former Staff Member of the Research Department

Research fields

Empirical Methods of Social Research | Sequence Analysis | Education and Labour Market Sociology | Life Course Research | Inequality


since 07 2019 Coordinator of the Graduate Program "Good Work: Approaches to Shaping Tomorrow's World of Work"

SoSe 2020 - WiSe 2020/21 Lecturer (Professur-Vertretung) "Soziologie - Empirische Methoden" at the University of Siegen

10 2017 LIVES Best Paper Award for Young Scholars des Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research for the article “Compressed, Postponed or Disadvantaged?”

01 2017 - 12 2019 Senior research fellow in the project "Understanding NEETS"

01 2013 - 12 2016 Coordinator of the "College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research"

09 2012 The University of Tampere Foundation Prize for the best dissertation in 2011

10 2011 Graduation at the University of Tampere (Finland)

04 2010 - 12 2019 Researcher in the Research Department "Skill Formation and Labour Markets" (AAM) with Prof. Dr. Heike Solga at WZB Berlin Social Science Center

04 2010 12 2010 Researcher in the project group "National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)" with Prof. Dr. Kathrin Leuze

01 2008 – 03 2010 Doctoral Student in the project group "Education and Transititons into the Labour Market (ETLM)" with Dr. Rita Nikolai and in "Labournet – Graduate School for Labour and Welfare Studies" at Tampere University (Finland)

01 2003 – 12 2007 Researcher in the Research Department "Labour Market Policy and Employment" at WZB Berlin Social Science Center with Prof. Dr. Günther Schmid. Projects: "Qualification Needs in OECD-Countries – Identification, Analysis and Implementation" and "Managing Social Risks Through Transitional Labour Markets" (TLM.NET)

2002 Diplom in Political Science at the Otto-Suhr-Institut for Political Studies at Freie Universität Berlin

Selected Publications

Brzinsky-Fay, Christian (2022): "NEET in Germany. Labour Market Entry Patterns and Gender Differences". In: Mark Levels/Christian Brzinsky-Fay/Craig Holmes/Janine Jongbloed/Hirofumi Taki (Eds.): The Dynamics of Marginalized Youth. Not in Education, Employment, or Training Around the World. Routledge Studies in Labour Economics. London / New York, NY: Routledge, S. 56-86.
Levels, Mark/Brzinsky-Fay, Christian/Holmes, Craig/Jongbloed, Janine/Taki, Hirofumi (Eds.) (2022): The Dynamics of Marginalized Youth. Not in Education, Employment, or Training Around the World. Routledge Studies in Labour Economics. London/New York, NY: Routledge, XXII, 293 S.
Borgna, Camilla/Brzinsky-Fay, Christian/Dieckhoff, Martina/Holtmann, Anne Christine/Solga, Heike (2019): "Beyond Schools. The Social Embeddedness of Educational Inequality". In: Rolf Becker (Ed.): Research Handbook on the Sociology of EducationEdward Elgar, S. 575-589.
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian (2019): Anachronismus oder Erfolgsmodell. Die duale Berufsausbildung im 21. Jahrhundert. WZBrief Bildung 39/April 2019. Berlin: WZB.
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian/Mann, Martin (2018): "Über den Nutzen des Career Tracking für Forschungsinstitutionen. Die Verbleibstudie des Wissenschaftszentrums Berlin für Sozialforschung". In: Forschung - Politik, Strategie, Management, Jg. 11, H. 4, S. 102-108.
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian (2017): "The Interplay of Educational and Labour Market Institutions and Links to Relative Youth Unemployment". In: Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 27, No. 4, Special Issue "Education as Social Policy. Institutions, Public Support and Outcomes over the Life Course”, edited by Valentina Di Stasio/Heike Solga, S. 346–359.
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian/Ebner, Christian/Seibert, Holger (2016): "Veränderte Kontinuität. Berufseinstiegsverläufe von Ausbildungsabsolventen in Westdeutschland seit den 1980er Jahren". In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Jg. 68, H. 2, S. 229-258 (vorab online publiziert 21.06.2016).
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian/Solga, Heike (2016): "Compressed, Postponed, or Disadvantaged? School-to-Work-Transition Patterns and Early Occupational Attainment in West Germany". In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Special Issue "School-to-Work Transitions across Time and Place. Patterns, Socioeconomic Achievement, and Parenthood", edited by Marlis Buchmann/Heike Solga, S. 21-36. (vorab online publiziert 01.02.2016)
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian (2015): "Gendered School-to-Work Transitions? A Sequence Approach to how Women and Men Enter the Labor Market in Europe". In: Hans-Peter Blossfeld/Jan Skopek/Moris Triventi/Sandra Buchholz (Eds.): Gender, Education and Employment. An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions. eduLIFE Lifelong Learning Series. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, S. 39-61.
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian (2014): "Graphical Representation of Transitions and Sequences". In: Philippe Blanchard/Felix Bühlmann/Jacques-Antoine Gauthier (Eds.): Advances in Sequence Analysis. Theory, Method, Application. Life Course Research and Social Policies, Vol. 2. Cham u.a.: Springer, S. 265-284.
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian (2014): "The Measurement of School-to-Work Transitions as Processes. About Events and Sequences". In: European Societies, Vol. 16, No. 2, Special Issue "School-to-Work Transitions", S. 213-232. (Vorab online publiziert 1. August 2013)
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian/Solga, Heike (2014): "Innovative Wege in der Postdoc-Nachwuchsförderung. Das Kolleg für Interdisziplinäre Bildungsforschung (CIDER)". In: DIPF informiert, H. 20, S. 22-24.
Solga, Heike/Brzinsky-Fay, Christian/Graf, Lukas/Gresch, Cornelia/Protsch, Paula (2013): Vergleiche innerhalb von Gruppen und institutionelle Gelingensbedingungen. Vielversprechende Perspektiven für die Ungleichheitsforschung. WZB Discussion Paper SP I 2013–501. Berlin: WZB.
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian (2011): "What Difference Does It Make? The Outcome Effects of the European Employment Strategy on the Transition from Education to Work". In: German Policy Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, S. 45-72.
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian (2010): The Concept of Transitional Labour Markets. A Theoretical and Methodological Inventory. WZB Discussion Paper SP I 2010-507. Berlin: WZB.
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian/Kohler, Ulrich (Eds.) (2010): Sequence Analysis. Sociological Methods and Research, Special Issue, Vol. 38, No. 3. Los Angeles u.a.: Sage, S. 359-512.
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian (2008): "Get the Balance Right. Risk and Flexibility in School-to-Work Transition Sequences". In: Peter Ester/Ruud Muffels/Joop Schippers/Ton Wilthagen (Eds.): Innovating European Labour Markets. Dynamics and Perspectives. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, S. 275-296.
Brzinsky-Fay, Christian (2007): "Lost in Transition? Labour Market Entry Sequences of School Leavers in Europe". In: European Sociological Review, Vol. 23, No. 4, S. 409-422.

Brzinsky-Fay, Christian/Kohler, Ulrich/Luniak, Magdalena (2006): "Sequence Analysis Using Stata". In: The Stata Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 435-460