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Prof. Dr. Ingrid Schoon

Portrait Prof. Dr. Ingrid Schoon (Foto: Udo Borchert)
Research Fields
  • Education and Training
fon: +49 30 25491 422
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mail: ingrid [dot] schoon [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Research Professor

Ingrid Schoon is Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at the Institute of Education, University of London, Research Director of the Department of Quantitative Social Science (, and since June 2014 Research Professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. She is currently directing the international post-doctoral Fellowship programme PATHWAYS to Adulthood (funded by the Jacobs Foundation), is Co-Principal Investigator of the ESRC funded Centre for the Study of Life Chances and Lifelong Learning in the Knowledge Economies (Llakes), and organises an ESRC funded workshop programme on 'Young People and the Great Recession'. She is consulting editor for 'Developmental Psychology', and is member of the editorial board of the 'Journal of Adolescence, the 'European Psychologist', 'Advances in Life Course Research', and 'Longitudinal and Life Course Studies'.
She has published widely, including a monograph on 'Risk and Resilience' (2006) and co-edited books on 'Transitions from School to Work' (with Rainer K. Silbereisen, 2009) and 'Gender Differences in Aspirations and Attainment' (with Jacquelynne S. Eccles, 2014), all published by Cambridge University Press.