Dr. Michael Kühhirt

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

E-mail: kuehhirt@soz.uni-frankfurt.de


Office hours:
By appointment via e-mail



Michael Kühhirt is visiting professor of Sociology within the area of social stratification and social policy at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main during the winter of 2020/21 and summer of 2021. During this time, he is on leave from his position as lecturer at the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology at the University of Cologne. His research investigates social inequality across the life course. Within this field he is particularly interested in the role of specific life events such as the transition to parenthood. Another focus is on social inequality during childhood.

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Kühhirt, Michael (2014): The Motherhood Penalty in West Germany: Longitudinal Analyses of the Effect of Childbirth on Women’s Time Allocation, Employment Exits, and Hourly Wages. University of Mannheim.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Ebner, Christian, Kühhirt, Michael & Lersch, Philipp (2020): Cohort Changes in the Level and Dispersion of Gender Ideology After German Reunification: Results from a Natural Experiment. European Sociological Review. DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcaa015

Kühhirt, Michael: Maternal Employment Dynamics and Childhood Overweight (2020): Evidence from Germany. Journal of Family Research 32 (2): 307–329. DOI: 10.20377/jfr-366

Kühhirt, Michael & Klein, Markus (2020): Parental Education, Television Exposure, and Children’s Early Cognitive, Language and Behavioral Development. Social Science Research 86: 102391. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2019.102391

Jacob, Marita, Kühhirt, Michael & Rodrigues, Margarida (2019): Labour Market Returns to Graduates’ International Experience: Exploring Cross-Country Variation in Europe. European Sociological Review 35 (4): 491–505. DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcz022

Klein, Markus, Barg, Katherin & Kühhirt, Michael (2019): Inequality of Educational Opportunity in East and West Germany: Convergence or Continued Differences? Sociological Science 6: 1–26. DOI: 10.15195/v6.a1

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