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Personal Statement

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

By using quantitative methods and secondary data analysis, his research deals with the mechanisms for social inequality across the life course.

For more information see his webpage.

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




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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2008 2019

Inequality of educational opportunity in East and West Germany: convergence or continued differences?

Klein, M., Barg, K. & Kühhirt, M., 10 Jan 2019, In : Sociological Science. 6, p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
German Democratic Republic (GDR)
educational opportunity
Federal Republic of Germany
economic system

Early maternal employment and children's vocabulary and inductive reasoning ability: a dynamic approach

Kühhirt, M. & Klein, M., 31 Mar 2018, In : Child Development. 89, 2, p. e91-e106 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

employment history

Activities 2016 2017

  • 6 Oral presentation
  • 3 Invited talk

The social stratification of early TV consumption and children’s cognitive, language and behavioural development

Markus Klein (Speaker)
11 Oct 201713 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Institutional prestige, social origin and UK graduates’ occupational trajectories

Markus Klein (Speaker)
11 Oct 201713 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation