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 the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He works on issues in social stratification, economic inequality, poverty, income dynamics, social mobility, labor markets and careers. A second line of his work is directed at improving statistical methods for the analysis of social science data, including panel, event history, and multilevel data, and the methodology of causal inference in the social sciences. Markus Gangl has published his research in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Demography, European Sociological Review and Sociological Methodology, among others, and has co-edited a volume on Transitions from education to work in Europe (Oxford University Press, with Walter Müller). Markus Gangl is an elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) as well as the European Academy of Sociology, and has been the recipient of the 2016 Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research (with Andrea Ziefle). He is a Board member of the ISA Research Committee 28 (Social Stratification and Mobility) and has served as Associate Editor and then Editor-in-Chief of the European Sociological Review between 2014 and 2022. Currently, Markus Gangl is the principal investigator in the ERC-funded POLAR project, which examines the impact of rising economic inequality on equality of opportunity, social cohesion, and democratic orientations in Western societies.
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
- 2022 Regulated earnings security: The relationship between employment protection and unemployment scarring during the Great Recession. Socio-Economic Review 20 (1): 169-198, doi:10.1093/ser/mwaa049. (with Pilar Goñalons-Pons)
- 2021 Marriage and masculinity: Male‐breadwinner culture, unemployment, and separation risk in 29 countries. American Sociological Review 86 (3): 465–502, doi: 10.1177/00031224211012442. (with Pilar Goñalons-Pons)
- 2021 Unemployment and political trust across 24 Western democracies: Evidence on a welfare state paradox. Acta Sociologica 64 (3): 255–273. doi: 10.1177/00016993211008501. (with Carlotta Giustozzi)
- 2020 Parental Unemployment and the Transition into Tertiary Education: Can Institutions Moderate the Adverse Effects? Social Forces 99 (2): 616–647. doi:10.1093/sf/soz155. (with Kristina Lindemann)
- 2019 The Intergenerational Effects of Unemployment: How Parental Unemployment Affects Educational Transitions in Germany. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, doi: 10.1016/j.rssm.2019.100410. (with Kristina Lindemann)
- 2019 Parental Unemployment and the Transition to Vocational Training in Germany: Interaction of Household and Regional Sources of Disadvantage. European Sociological Review, 35(5), 684-700. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcz027. (with Kristina Lindemann)
- 2019 Changing labour market risks in the service economy: low wages, part-time employment and working poverty in Germany. Journal of European Social Policy 29 (1): 115-129. doi: 10.1177/0958928718779482. (with Jan Brülle, Asaf Levanon and Evgeny Saburov)
- 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.
- 2022 Longitudinal designs and models for causal inference. Pp. 287–306 in Klarita Gërxhani, Nan Dirk de Graaf, and Werner Raub (ed.), Handbook of Sociological Science. Contributions to Rigorous Sociology. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781789909432.00025
- 2018 Lohnbildung und Lohnverteilung [Wage setting and the wage distribution]. Pp. 261–309 in Martin Abraham and Thomas Hinz (eds.), Arbeitsmarktsoziologie: Probleme, Theorien, empirische Befunde. 3rd edition. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-02256-3_8.
- 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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