Markus Klein


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Markus Klein is a Senior Lecturer in Human Development and Education Policy in the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde (since 2018). He previously was a research fellow for the ESRC-funded Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) at the University of Edinburgh (2013-2015) and, in 2013, completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Mannheim.

He is a Life Course Research Affiliate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, University of Queensland. 

Using quantitative methods and secondary data analysis, his research deals with the formation of socioeconomic inequalities at various stages across the life course. He recently developed a keen interest in the socioeconomic determinants and consequences of school absenteeism. More information on his research can be found here.

He is the PI of the ESRC SDAI project 'Family background and educational attainment: An investigation into the mediating role of school absenteeism' (more information on this project here) and recently commenced a new project on 'Understanding school attendance, education, and labour market outcomes' funded by the Nuffield Foundation (more information on this project here).

Dr Klein supervises in the areas of child development, school attendance, educational inequality, social mobility, education policy, returns to education,  and comparative research.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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