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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Demografie

Demografie

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Die Forschung und Lehre des Lehrbereichs Demografie setzt an der Schnittstelle von Demografie und sozialer Ungleichheit an und nimmt historisch und international vergleichend die Ursachen und Folgen veränderter Lebensverlaufsmuster in den Blick. Ausgangspunkt ist die verbreitete Annahme, dass sich Lebensläufe heute komplexer, flexibler und individualisierter gestalten, weil Menschen ihre Lebensentwürfe an die Anforderungen zunehmend globalisierter und flexibler Arbeitsmärkte anpassen müssen. Solchen Entwicklungen werden häufig negative Auswirkungen zugeschrieben, etwa wachsende soziale Ungleichheit, ökonomische Unsicherheit, Stress oder eine erschwerte Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie. Der Lehrbereich Demografie überprüft diese Annahme auf der Basis von Längsschnittdaten und untersucht, wie bestimmte Muster in demografischen und sozioökonomischen Prozessen, zum Beispiel in der Fertilität und in Erwerbskarrieren, mit der Verteilung von Ressourcen zusammenhängen. Drei Phasen des Lebenslauf werden dabei genauer untersucht: die Familiengründung, die Erwerbskarriere und der Übergang in die Rente.

 

Prof. Dr. Anette Eva Fasang

Juniorprofessur für Demografie
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Philosophische Fakultät III
Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

 

Sitz: Universitätsstraße 3b, Raum 117
Tel: ++49 (0)30 2093 4497
Fax: ++49 (0)30 2093 4223
Email: anette.fasang (at) sowi.hu-berlin.de

 

 

Sprechstunde: Mittwoch von 16.00-17.00 nach vorheriger Anmeldung per Email

 

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen

Marcel Raab, Dipl.-Soz.

 

Studentische Mitarbeiter/innen

Carmen Schwartz

Zachary Van Winkle

 

Gastwissenschaftler/innen

Dr. Susanne Strauß

 

Sekretariat

Gabi Sonnenberg
Sitz: Universitätsstraße 3b, Raum 224
Tel: ++49 (0)30 2093 4434
Fax: ++49 (0)30 2093 4430
Email: gabi. sonnenberg (at) rz.hu-berlin.de

 

Bürozeiten:
Montag bis Donnerstag 09.00 -12.00 und 13.00 -15.00 Uhr
und nach Vereinbarung.

 

Aktuelle Publikationen

 

forthcoming:

 

Beyond Transmission: Intergenerational Patterns of Family Formation in Middle Class American Families

Anette E. Fasang and Marcel Raab (2014): Beyond Transmission: Intergenerational Patterns of Family Formation in Middle Class American Families. In: Demography, accepted.

 

 

Social Closure and Educational Attainment

This article examines how network closure among parents affects adolescents’ educational attainment. First, we introduce a distinction between informal closure and school-based closure. Second, we investigate whether and how the effect of informal and school-based parental network closure varies across social contexts. Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and multilevel models show that parental network closure modestly impacts educational outcomes. Moreover, educational benefits of informal closure in parent networks are contingent on social context. Closure only benefits educational attainment in low-poverty schools. In high-poverty schools, informal closure in parent networks lowers educational attainment. The social closure generated in informal connections among parents thereby contributes to the encapsulation of disadvantage in areas of concentrated poverty, which is not the case for school-based closure.

 

Anette E. Fasang, William Mangino and Hannah Brückner (2014): Fasang et al (2014): Social Closure and Educational Attainment. In: Sociological Forum 29: 137-164.

 

 

Visualizing Sequences in the Social Sciences: Relative Frequency Sequence Plots

Visualization is a potentially powerful tool for exploration and complexity reduction of categorical sequence data. This article discusses currently available sequence visualization against established criteria for graphical excellence in the visual display of quantitative information. Existing sequence graphs fall into two groups: They either represent categorical sequences or summarize them. The authors propose relative frequency sequence plots as an informative way of graphing sequence data and as a bridge between data representation graphs and data summarization graphs. The efficacy of the proposed plot is assessed by the R 2 and the F statistics. The applicability of the proposed graphs is demonstrated using data from the German Life History Study on women’s family formation.

 

Anette E. Fasang and Tim F. Liao (2013): Visualizing Sequences in the Social Sciences: Relative Frequency Sequence Plots. In: Sociological Methods & Research. Advanced online access.

 

 

Women’s Retirement Income in Germany and Britain

This article analyses women's retirement income in the context of two distinct welfare states. In addition to women's employment history, we consider their marital history over the life course as an important determinant of retirement income. We use longitudinal data for women born between 1930 and 1940 from the German Socio-Economic Panel and the British Household Panel Study. The results shed light on the mechanisms through which welfare states transmit gender inequality over the life course into retirement. In both countries, single women have higher retirement income than continously married women. But there are also significant cross-country differences. In the corporatist-conservative German welfare state, marriage over the life course leads to greater dependence on a male breadwinner in retirement than in the liberal British welfare state.


Anette E. Fasang, Silke Aisenbrey and Klaus Schömann (2013): Women’s Retirement Income in Germany and Britain. In: European Sociological Review. Advanced online access.