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Research Projects

Former research projects hosted by the Comparative Life Course and Inequality Centre


Education as a Lifelong Process – Comparing Educational Trajectories in Modern Societies

The aim of this project is to study how individuals’ educational careers and competence trajectories unfold over the life course in relation to family background, educational institutions, workplaces, and private life events. 


Family dynamics and inequalities in children's life chances

The main objective of this project is the analysis of the effects of family forms and dynamics on children’s short- and long-term welfare. In doing so, the work package also investigates how families contribute to the inter-generational reproduction of inequality.

Changes in education and jobs in Germany from a gender perspective

This project aims to describe and analyze the emergence of gender-specific structures of educational and job careers and to compare these patterns across cohorts. 


Socioeconomic Status and Health: Disentangling causal pathways in a life course perspective

The project studies life courses of persons aged 50+ at the time of the interview. Our results will provide important new insight into the dual relationship between SES and health and will help to understand and to tackle social differences in health. 

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