Prof. Dr. Markus Gangl
Professor of Sociology, area Social stratification and social policy
Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend - PEG Gebäude
Office: PEG 3.G122
Markus Gangl is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, and Honorary Fellow at Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Prior appointments include professorships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Mannheim and positions as a research fellow at the Social Science Center (WZB) Berlin and the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES). Markus Gangl obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Mannheim for his thesis on unemployment dynamics in the United States and Germany in 2002. His research interests focus on the analysis of labor markets, economic inequality and intergenerational mobility, where he uses quantitative methods and large-scale survey data to address the role of changing labor markets as well as changing public policies for life courses and the distribution of incomes. Markus Gangl is co-editor of Transitions from education to work in Europe (Oxford University Press, with Walter Müller) and has published in major journals of the discipline, including in American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Demography, European Sociological Review and Sociological Methodology. He also served a consulting editor with the American Journal of Sociology between 2007-2009, and is currently one of the associate editors of the European Sociological Review. Among other projects, Markus Gangl directs the CORRODE project, a major comparative study into the impact of high unemployment on social stratification in OECD countries that is funded by the European Research Council.
Books and monographs
- 2007 From origin to destination. Trends and mechanisms in social stratification research. Essays in honor of Walter Müller. Frankfurt/Main: Campus. (editor, with Stefani Scherer, Gunnar Otte and Reinhard Pollak)
- 2003 Transitions from education to work in Europe - the integration of youth into EU labour markets. Oxford: Oxford University Press (editor, with Walter Müller).
- 2003 Unemployment dynamics in the United States and West Germany: Economic restructuring, institutions, and labor market processes. Heidelberg, New York: Physica/Springer.
Papers in peer-reviewed academic journals
- 2015 The making of a good woman: Extended parental leave entitlements and mothers' work commitment in Germany. American Journal of Sociology 121 (2): 511-563. (with Andrea Ziefle)
- 2014 Do women respond to changes in family policy? A quasi-experimental study of the duration of mothers' employment interruptions in Germany. European Sociological Review 30 (5): 562-581. (with Andrea Ziefle)
- 2010 Causal inference in sociological research. Annual Review of Sociology 36: 21-47.
- 2009 Motherhood, labor force behavior and women’s careers: An empirical assessment of the wage penalty for motherhood in Britain, Germany and the United States. Demography 46 (2): 341-369. (with Andrea Ziefle)
- 2006 Scar effects of unemployment: An assessment of institutional complementarities. American Sociological Review 71 (6): 986-1013.
- 2006 Kausalanalyse durch Matchingverfahren [Matching methods for the causal analysis of observational data]. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 56, special issue 44 (Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung [Methodology of empirical social research]): 396-420. (with Thomas A. DiPrete)
- 2005 Income inequality, permanent incomes and income dynamics: Comparing Europe to the United States. Work and Occupations 32 (2): 140-162.
- 2004 Assessing bias in the estimation of causal effects: Rosenbaum bounds on matching estimates and instrumental variables with imperfect instruments. Sociological Methodology 34: 271-310. (with Thomas A. DiPrete)
- 2004 Institutions and the structure of labour market matching in the United States and West Germany. European Sociological Review 20 (3): 171-187.
- 2004 Welfare states and the scar effects of unemployment: A comparative analysis of the United States and West Germany. American Journal of Sociology 109 (6): 1319-1364.
- 2003 The only way is up? Employment protection and job mobility among recent entrants to European labour markets. European Sociological Review 19 (5): 429-449.
- 2002 Changing labour markets and early career outcomes: labour market entry in Europe over the past decade. Work, Employment & Society 16 (1): 67-90.
- 2001 European perspectives on labour market entry: a dichotomy of occupationalized versus non-occupationalized systems? European Societies 3 (4): 471-494.
- 1998 Sozialhilfebezug und Arbeitsmarktverhalten. Eine Längsschnittanalyse der Übergänge aus der Sozialhilfe in den Arbeitsmarkt [Labor market behavior of welfare recipients. A longitudinal analysis of transitions from welfare into work]. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 27 (3): 212-232.
- 2015 Stratification in Hard Times, in Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn (eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Wiley Online Library, doi: 10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0323
- 2015 Matching estimators for treatment effects. Pp. 251-276 in Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference. Los Angeles: Sage. doi: 10.4135/9781446288146
- 2013 Partial Identification and Sensitivity Analysis. Pp. 377-402 in Stephen L. Morgan (ed.), Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research. Dordrecht: Springer.
- 2010 Nichtparametrische Schätzung kausaler Effekte mittels Matchingverfahren [Nonparametric estimation of causal effects via matching methods]. Pp. 931-961 in Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.), Handbuch der sozialwissenschaftlichen Datenanalyse. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.
- 2009 Egalitarianism versus economic dynamics? An empirical assessment of the Friedman conjecture. Pp. 261-279 in Jens Alber and Neil Gilbert (eds.), United in Diversity? Comparing Social Models in Europe and America. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- 2008 Unemployment and worker career prospects: a cross-national comparison. Pp. 169-194 in Ruud Muffels (ed.), Flexibility and Employment Security: Labour Markets in Transition. Cheltenham: Elgar.
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