PD Dr. Andreas Damelang

Visiting professor

Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Department of Social Sciences
Institute for Sociology

Campus Westend - PEG Gebäude
Hauspostfach 15
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main




Andreas Damelang is visiting professor of Sociology within the area of social stratification and social policy at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main during the winter of 2021/22 and summer of 2022. During this time, he is on leave from his position as senior lecturer at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. His research interests include primarily ethnic inequality and gender inequality in the labor market, digitalization and the labor market, occupational labor markets, and quantitative-empirical, especially causal-analytical research methods. He has published his research in Social Forces, European Sociological Review, Social Science Research, Work, Employment and Society, Acta Sociologica, European Societies, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, and Zeitschrift für Soziologie, among others. Awards for his research achievements include the Hermann Gutmann Prize.

to the top



2011 Arbeitsmarktintegration von Migranten. Die Potentiale kultureller Vielfalt nutzen. IAB Bibliothek 327, Dissertation, Bielefeld: Bertelsmann.

Papers in peer-reviewed academic journals

2021 The role of reciprocity in the creation of reputation (with: Abraham, M., Grimm, V., Neeß, C. & Seebauer, M.), European Sociological Review, 37: 137–154.

2021 To work or to study? Immigrants’ educational investments after migration – evidence from a choice experiment among adult refugees in Germany (with: Kosyakova, Y.), Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 73, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2021.100610.

2021 Immigrants’ Labour Market Disadvantages across Western Europe: The Role of Composition and Context (with: Ebensperger. S. & Stumpf, F.), International Journal of Migration and Integration, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-021-00823-3.

2021 Was hält Frauen von beruflichen Positionen fern? Ein faktorielles Survey zum Einfluss der Gestaltung einer Stellenausschreibung auf deren Attraktivitätseinschätzung (with Rückel, A.-K.), Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 73: 109–127.

2020 Foreign credential recognition and immigrants’ chances of being hired for skilled jobs – Evidence from a survey experiment among employers (with: Ebensperger, S. & Stumpf, F.), Social Forces, 99: 648–671.

2020 Gender composition of occupations and occupational characteristics: Explaining their true relationship by using longitudinal data (with: Ebensperger, S.), Social Science Research, 86, doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2019.102394

2020 How National Institutions Shape Skilled Immigrants’ Chances of Getting Hired – Evidence from Harmonized Hiring Simulations in Germany and England (with: Abraham, M, Ebensperger, S. & Stumpf, F.), Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 72: 351–373 (Sonderheft: Berufe und soziale Ungleichheit)

2019 The Hiring Prospects of Foreign-Educated Immigrants: A Factorial Survey among German Employers (with: Abraham, M., Ebensperger, S. & Stumpf, F.), Work, Employment and Society, 33: 739–758.

2018 Occupations as labour market institutions: Occupational regulation and its effects on job matching and occupational closure (with: Stops, M. & Abraham, M.), Soziale Welt, 69: 406–426.

2018 Economic consequences of occupational deregulation: Natural experiment in the German crafts (with: Haupt, A. & Abraham, M.), Acta Sociologica 61, 34–49.

2016 You can take some of it with you! A vignette study on the acceptance of foreign occupational certificates and ethnic inequality on the German labor market (with: Abraham, M.), Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 45: 91–106.

2015 Institutionelle Eigenschaften von Berufen und ihr Einfluss auf berufliche Mobilität in Deutschland (with: Schulz, F. & Vicari, B.), Schmollers Jahrbuch, 135: 307–334.

2013 Poverty and the social participation of young people. An analysis of poverty-related withdrawal mechanisms (with: Kloß, G.), Journal for Labour Market Research, 46: 321–333.

2012 The Benefits of Migration: Cultural Diversity and Labour Market Success (with: Haas, A.), European Societies, 14: 362–392.

Book chapters

2019 Die Durchlässigkeit zwischen Berufsbildung und Hochschule aus soziologischer Sicht (with: Abraham, M. & Sachse, H.). In: Hemkes, B., Wilbers, K. & Heister, M. (Ed.): Durchlässigkeit zwischen beruflicher und hochschulischer Bildung. Bonn: 97–113.

2019 Die Potentiale der Zuwanderung nutzen. In: Zimmermann, O. & Geißler, T. (Ed.): Wertedebatte: Von Leitkultur bis kulturelle Integration, Politik & Kultur, Zeitung des Deutschen Kulturrates: 300–302.

2018 Berufe und Arbeitsmarkt (with: Abraham M. & Haupt A). In: Abraham M., Hinz T. (Ed.): Arbeitsmarktsoziologie. Springer VS, Wiesbaden: 225–259.

to the top