Prof. Dr. Ingrid Schoon

Portrait Foto Prof. Dr. Ingrid Schoon (Foto: Udo Borchert)
Foto: Udo Borchert


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Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit

Research fields

Education and Training


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.

Selected Publications

Schoon, Ingrid/Lyons-Amos, Mark (2017): "A Socio-ecological Model of Agency. The Role of Structure and Agency in Shaping Education and Employment Transitions in England". In: Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, Special Section "Transition to Young Adulthood. The Significance of Inequalities of Resources and Contextual Variations", edited by Marlis Buchmann/Tina Malti/Heike Solga, S. 35-56.
Ng-Knight, Terry/Schoon, Ingrid (2017): "Disentangling the Influence of Socioeconomic Risks on Children's Early Self-Control". In: Journal of Personality, Vol. 85, No. 6, S. 793–806. (vorab online publiziert 10.12.2016)
Schoon, Ingrid/Mortimer, Jeylan (2017): "Youth and the Great Recession. Are Values, Achievement Orientation and Outlook to the Future Affected". In: International Journal of Psychology, Vol. 52, No. 1, S. 1-8. (vorab online publiziert 23.11.2016)
Franceschelli, Michela/Evans, Karen/Schoon, Ingrid (2016): "'A Fish Out of Water?'. The Therapeutic Narratives of Class Change". In: Current Sociology, Vol. 64, No. 3, S. 353-372. (vorab online publiziert 31. Juli 2015)
Schoon, Ingrid/Lyons-Amos, Mark (2016): "Diverse Pathways in Becoming an Adult. The Role of Structure, Agency and Context". 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. 11-20. (vorab online publiziert 03.03.2016)
Symonds, Jennifer/Schoon, Ingrid/Salmelo-Aro, Katariina (2016): "Developmental Trajectories and Emotional Disengagement from Schoolwork and Their Longitudinal Associations in England". In: British Educational Research Journal, Vol. 42, No. 6, S. 993-1022. (vorab online publiziert 26.08.2016)
Gutman, Leslie Morrison/Schoon, Ingrid (2016): "A Synthesis of Causal Evidence Linking Non-Cognitive Skills to Later Outcomes for Children and Adolescents". In: Myint Swe Khine/Shaljan Areepattamannil (Eds.): Non-cognitive Skills and Factors in Educational Attainment. Rotterdam: SensePublishers, S. 171-198.
Parker, Philip D./Jerrim, John/Schoon, Ingrid/Marsh, Herbert W. (2016): "A Multination Study of Socioeconomic Inequality in Expectations for Progression to Higher Education. The Role of Between- School Tracking and Ability Stratification". In: American Educational Research Journal, Vol. 53, No. 1, S. 6-32.
Mullin, Annabel J.C./Schoon, Ingrid (2016): "Crime Involvement and Family Formation among Men and Women. Evidence from the British Birth Cohort Study". In: Advances in Life Course Research, Vol. 28, Special Issue "Criminal Careers and Demographic Outcomes. A life-course perspective", edited by Catrien Bijleveld/Mioara Zoutewelle-Terovan/Doreen Huschek/Aart C. Liefbroer, S. 22-30.
Schoon, Ingrid (2015): "Gender and the Transition to Adulthood. A Diverse Pathways View". In: Robert A. Scott/Stephen M. Kosslyn (Eds.): Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, S. 1-15.
Schoon, Ingrid (2015): "Explaining Persisting Gender Inequalities in Aspirations and Attainment. An Integrative Developmental Approach". In: International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 2, S. 151-165.
Schoon, Ingrid (2015): "Let's Work Together. Towards Interdisciplinary Collaboration". In: Research in Human Development, Vol. 12, No. 3-4, S. 350-355.