Prof. Dr. Martin Ehlert

Martin Ehlert, Foto: David Ausserhofer
Martin Ehlert, Foto: David Ausserhofer


martin.ehlert [at]
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D-10785 Berlin
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Martin Ehlert, Foto: David Ausserhofer
Former Staff Member of the Research Department
Head of Thematic Area des Promotionskollegs

Research fields

Education and Training | Gender and Family | Labor and Labor Market | Welfare State and Social Inequality


since 10 2021 Professor of sociology with a focus on education and digitalization at Freie Universität Berlin

since 03 2020 Head of the Research Group National Educational Panel Study: Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning

12 2013 Dr. phil., Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Political and Social Sciences; Thesis "Economic Insecurity Due to Job Loss in the United States and Germany"

10 2012- 02 2020 Research Fellow in the Research Department Skill formation and Labor Markets

01 - 02 2011 Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

04 2009- 12 2012 Research Fellow in the Research Unit Inequality and Social Integration

2006 – 2009 M.A. Social Sciences, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

2002 – 2006 B.A. Social Sciences, Universität Osnabrück

Selected Publications

Grüttgen, Insa/Helbig, Alexander/Ehlert, Martin (2023): NEPS-Data on Non-Formal Adult Learning Activities – Structure, Specifications and Linking of the Data of the Starting Cohort 6. NEPS Survey Paper 101. Bamberg: Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories - National Educational Panel Study.
Hornberg, Carla/Dos Santos, Sascha/Ehlert, Martin/Solga, Heike (2022): Training for the Future. How to Increase Participation Among Vulnerable Workers. Technequality Policy Brief 3. Maastricht: Technequality Consortium.
Lassen, Morten/Ehlert, Martin/Näätänen, Ari-Matti/Hagen Tønder, Anna (2022): Further Education and Training in Denmark, Germany, Finland, and Norway. FES diskurs. Bonn: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 44 S.
Kleinert, Corinna/Zoch, Gundula/Vicari, Basha/Ehlert, Martin (2021): "Work-related Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Germany". In: Zeitschrift für Weiterbildungsforschung, Vol. 44, No. 3, S. 197-214. (vorab online publiziert 19.11.2021)
Ehlert, Martin (2020): "No Future, no Training? Explaining Cross-national Variation in the Effect of Job Tasks on Training Participation". In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Vol. 72, Sonderheft 60 "Berufe und soziale Ungleichheit", S. 483-510. (vorab online publiziert 16.06.2020)
Finger, Claudia/Solga, Heike/Ehlert, Martin/Rusconi, Alessandra (2020): "Gender Differences in the Choice of Field of Study and the Relevance of Income Information. Insights from a Field Experiment". In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Vol. 65, Article 100457, Special Issue "Experimental Methods in Social Stratification Research", edited by Carlo Barone/Heike Solga, S. 1-17. (vorab online publiziert 29.11.2019)
Ehlert, Martin (2017): "Who Benefits from Training Courses in Germany? Monetary Returns to Non-formal Further Education on a Segmented Labour Market". In: European Sociological Review, Vol. 33, No. 3, S. 436-448. (vorab online publiziert 07.03.2017)
Ehlert, Martin/Finger, Claudia/Rusconi, Alessandra/Solga, Heike (2017): "Applying to College. Do Information Deficits Lower the Likelihood of College-eligible Students from Less-Privileged Families to Pursue their College Intentions? - Evidence from a Field Experiment". In: Social Science Research, Vol. 67, S. 193-212. (vorab online publiziert 29.04.2017)
Ehlert, Martin (2016): The Impact of Losing Your Job. Unemployment and Influences from Market, Family, and State on Economic Well-Being in the US and Germany. Series Changing Welfare States. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 264 S.
Ehlert, Martin (2015): "Couples' Strategies after Job Loss in West Germany and the United States. The Added Worker Effect and Linked Life Courses". In: Schmollers Jahrbuch - Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften/Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, Vol. 135, No. 1, S. 55-65.
Ehlert,  Martin (2013): "Job Loss among Rich and Poor in the United States and Germany. Who Loses More Income?". In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Vol. 32, Special Issue "Social Mobility and Inequality in the Life Course. Exploring the Relevance of Context", S. 85-103.
Ehlert,  Martin (2012): "Buffering Income Loss Due to Unemployment. Family and Welfare State Influences on Income after Job Loss in the United States and Western Germany". In: Social Science Research, Vol. 41, No. 4, S. 843–860. (Vorab online publiziert 17. Februar 2012)