Markus Klein


  • United Kingdom

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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 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 mechanisms for social inequality across the life course.

Together with Dr Edward Sosu (Strathclyde) he recently commenced an ESRC funded research into the role of school absenteeism in the poverty-attainment gap.

He is the Course Leader for the MEd Education Studies (part-time).

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 2020

Research Output 2008 2020

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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

Parental education, television exposure, and children's early cognitive, language and behavioral development

Kühhirt, M. & Klein, M., 16 Nov 2019, In : Social Science Research. 86, 39 p., 102391.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2016 2019

  • 11 Oral presentation
  • 3 Invited talk