Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pollak

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Portrait Foto Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pollak (Foto: Ausserhofer)
Foto: Ausserhofer

Contact

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+49 30 25491 244
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reinhard.pollak [at] wzb.eu
(on parental leave from 02/2014 to 03/2014)
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
D 202

Research fields

Social Mobility | Educational Disparities | Gender Inequality | Social Classes

CV

since 01/2014 Professor for sociology, especially sociology of education, Freie Universität Berlin

since 10/2012 Head of the Project Group "National Educational Panel Study: Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning” at the Social Science Research Center, Berlin

2009 - 09/2012 Research fellow and deputy director of the Project Group "National Educational Panel Study: Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning” at the Social Science Research Center, Berlin

2009 Dissertation (Dr. rer. soc.) at University of Mannheim; Title: "Equal Opportunities through Education? A Cross-National Comparison of the Effect of Education on Social Mobility in 20th Century Europe" (in German)

2007 2008 Research fellow at the Social Science Research Center, Berlin (WZB) in the Research Unit "Inequality and Social Integration"

2001 – 2006 Research Fellow at University of Mannheim

1994 2001 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education at University of Mannheim and Indiana University, Bloomington, USA; Diplom at University of Mannheim. Thesis: „Education and Social Mobility in Germany“ (in German)

Selected Publications

Wzbaktiv
Reimer, David/Pollak, Reinhard (2010): "Educational Expansion and Its Consequences for Vertical and Horizontal Inequalities in Access to Higher Education in West Germany". In: European Sociological Review, Vol. 26, No. 4, S. 415-430.
Breen, Richard/Luijkx, Ruud/Müller, Walter/Pollak, Reinhard (2010): "Long-term Trends in Educational Inequality in Europe. Class Inequalities and Gender Differences". In: European Sociological Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, S. 31-48.
Jonsson, Jan O./Grusky, David B./Di Carlo, Matthew/Pollak, Reinhard/Brinton, Mary C. (2009): "Microclass Mobility. Social Reproduction in Four Countries". In: American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 114, No. 4, S. 977-1036.
Breen, Richard/Luijkx, Ruud/Müller, Walter/Pollak, Reinhard (2009): "Nonpersistent Inequality in Educational Attainment. Evidence from Eight European Countries". In: American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 114, No. 5, S. 1475-1521.
Projects

National Educational Panel Study: Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning

Social Mobility and Educational Attainment during the 20th Century (with Richard Breen, Ruud Luijkx, Walter Müller, Carlo Barone, Fabrizio Bernardi and Louis-André Vallet)

Development of Returns to Education in Germany

Intergenerational and Intragenerational Social Mobility with Micro Classes (with David Grusky, Janne Jonsson)

'Essentialism' as a Decisive Force on Occupational Sex Segregation in Industrialized Countries (with David Grusky, Karin Halldén und Asaf Levanon)

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Portrait Foto Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pollak (Foto: Ausserhofer)
Foto: Ausserhofer

Contact

fax
+49 30 25491 244
mail
reinhard.pollak [at] wzb.eu
(on parental leave from 02/2014 to 03/2014)
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
D 202