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Markus Klein is a Reader in Human Development and Education Policy and the Director of Research in the Strathclyde Institute of Education. He has been a member of the Institute since January 2016.

Prior to this, he served as a research fellow for the ESRC-funded Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) at the University of Edinburgh (2013-2015) and earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Mannheim in 2013.

His research examines the formation of socioeconomic inequalities at various stages of the life course by employing quantitative methods and secondary data analysis.

Recently, he has taken a keen interest in the socioeconomic causes and effects of school absences. He was the PI of the ESRC SDAI project 'Family background and educational attainment: An investigation into the mediating role of school absenteeism' and is the PI of the project 'Understanding school attendance, education, and labour market outcomes' funded by the Nuffield Foundation. For more information on these projects see: schoolattendance.org.

His work has appeared in numerous sociology and education journals, including Sociological Science, Child Development, European Sociological Review, AERA Open, and the British Educational Research Journal.

Dr Klein is a Life Course Research Affiliate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course at the University of Queensland. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the BSA journal Sociology.

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

More information on his research can be found on his personal webpage.


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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