Prof. Dr. Merlin Schaeffer

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Portrait Foto Prof. Dr. Merlin Schaeffer (Foto: David Ausserhofer)
Foto: David Ausserhofer

Contact

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merlin.schaeffer [at] wzb.eu
schaeffer@wiso.uni-koeln.de
Former Staff Member of the Research Unit
Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit

Research fields

Migration, Integration, and Intercultural Conflicts | Social Science Research Methods

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since September 1, 2015Professorof Demography and SocialInequality, Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences, University of Cologne 

2012 Doctor of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

2010 Visiting Scholar, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

2009 – 2015 Junior Researcher, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

2008 Master of Arts, Humboldt University Berlin, Institute of Social Sciences,  Master thesis on "The Social Meaning of Inherited Property. Moral Ambivalences of Intergenerational Transfers"

2007 2008 Visiting Graduate Student, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Department of Sociology

Selected Publications

Schaeffer, Merlin/Höhne, Jutta/Teney, Céline (2015): Income Advantages of Poorly-Qualified Immigrant Minorities. Why School Drop-Outs of Turkish Origin Earn More in Germany. In: European Sociological Review. Doi: 10.1093/esr/jcv091. (First published on September 24, 2015).

Wzbaktiv
Koopmans, Ruud/Schaeffer, Merlin (2016): "Statistical and Perceived Diversity and Their Impacts on Neighborhood Social Cohesion in Germany, France and the Netherlands". In: Social Indicators Research, Vol. 125, No. 3, S. 853-883.
Koopmans, Ruud/Lancee, Bram/Schaeffer, Merlin (Eds.) (2015): Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America. Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality. Routlegde Advances in Sociology, Vol. 137. London/New York, NY: Routledge, XIX, 234 S.
Koopmans, Ruud/Schaeffer, Merlin (2015): "Relational Diversity and Neighbourhood Cohesion. Unpacking Variety, Balance and In-Group Size". In: Social Science Research, Vol. 53, S. 162-176.
Schaeffer, Merlin (2014): Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion. Immigration, Ethnic Fractionalization and Potentials for Civic Action. Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations Series. Farnham ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, XI, 196 S.
Schaeffer,  Merlin (2013): "Can Competing Diversity Indices Inform Us about Why Ethnic Diversity Erodes Social Cohesion? A Test of Five Diversity Indices in Germany". In: Social Science Research, Vol. 42, No. 3, S. 755-774.
Schaeffer, Merlin (2013): "Which Groups Are Mostly Responsible for Problems in Your Neighbourhood? The Use of Ethnic Categories in Germany". In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 36, No. 1, S. 156-178.
Schaeffer, Merlin (2013): "Inter-ethnic Neighbourhood Acquaintances of Migrants and Natives in Germany. On the Brokering Roles of Inter-ethnic Partners and Children". In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 39, No. 8, S. 1219-1240.
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Portrait Foto Prof. Dr. Merlin Schaeffer (Foto: David Ausserhofer)
Foto: David Ausserhofer

Contact

mail
merlin.schaeffer [at] wzb.eu
schaeffer@wiso.uni-koeln.de
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Ashgate
Ashgate

Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion. Immigration, Ethnic Fractionalization and Potentials for Civic Action