Marcel Raab

Marcel Raab

Senior Researcher

ifb Bamberg


I am Senior Researcher at the State Institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg and Deputy Managing Director of the Journal of Family Research.

Previously, I worked as research assistant at the National Educational Panel Study and the Professorship of Demography at the University of Bamberg, as research fellow in the research group Demography and Inequality at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and Assistant Professor for Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Mannheim. In 2011 I was a visiting pre-doctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE) at Yale University, New Haven. In 2014, I completed my PhD (“Family Effects on Family Formation”) at the University of Bamberg.

  • Family Sociology/Demography
  • Life Course Sociology
  • Aging
  • Demography & Inequality

Sequence Analysis Tool

seqquality - Sequence Quality Index
On github you can find my R function which computes a generalized version of the sequence quality index proposed by Manzoni and Mooi-Reci (2018).


In the spring/summer semester 2021 I am teaching the following course at the University of Bamberg:

  • BA Sociology: Intergenerational relations across the life course