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Marcel Raab

Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Mannheim

Biography

I am Assistant Professor for Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Mannheim and visiting researcher in the research group Demography and Inequality at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

Previously, I worked as research assistant at the National Educational Panel Study, the Professorship of Demography at the University of Bamberg, and as research fellow in the research group Demography and Inequality at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. 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.

Interests

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

Recent Publications

Destination as a process: Sibling similarity in early socioeconomic trajectories

This paper proposes a process-oriented, life course perspective on intergenerational mobility by comparing the early socioeconomic …

The Heterogeneity of Partnership Trajectories to Childlessness in Germany

In recent decades, childlessness has increased across many European countries. In addition to socioeconomic characteristics, having a …

Pathways to death: The co-occurrence of physical and mental health in the last years of life

BACKGROUND Physical and mental health are important markers of quality of life. Little is known about how they unfold in tandem in the …

Teaching

In the fall semester 2019 I am teaching the following courses:

  • BA Sociology: Was ist Alter(n)?
  • BA Sociology: Intergenerational relations across the life course
  • MA Sociology: Research seminar

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