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Project A5

The Welfare State and Education: An International Comparison of Educational Poverty

Lohmann, Henning, Prof. Dr.
Head of Project A5
Tork, Jennifer
Research associate Project A5

This project studies the determinants and effects of educational poverty from an international comparative perspective. It views educational poverty as a central concept in the contemporary welfare-state debate around intersections between social policy and education policy. Specifically, it addresses the following questions:

  • How can educational poverty be defined, measured, and described? Although different approaches are available, they have seldom been applied to conduct comparative analyses from an international perspective. As part of the project, these approaches will be examined and compared.
  • How can the emergence of educational poverty be explained? Here, educational poverty is viewed as one specific aspect of educational inequality. The study investigates how the relationship between the heterogeneity of individual characteristics and patterns of unequal access to education vary across different institutional contexts.
  • What are the effects of educational poverty? The project studies the degree to which the educationally disadvantaged are affected by unemployment, poor positions on the labor market, and low pay. It also asks whether national differences in the frequency of these effects can be attributed to differences in institutional framing conditions.

The project combines a broad-based comparison between nations with a more detailed, longitudinal, nation-based analysis. The institutional framing conditions are mapped by means of a specially developed macro database. Together with micro data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), this will serve as the basis for multilevel empirical analyses of the determinants and effects of educational poverty. For Germany, more detailed longitudinal analyses will be carried out using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP).

15 Publications

2015 | Working Paper | PUB-ID: 2716942
Bildungsarmut als soziales Problem
Ferger F (2015) SFB 882 Working Paper Series; 49.
Bielefeld: DFG Research Center (SFB) 882 From Heterogeneities to Inequalities.
2014 | Working Paper | PUB-ID: 2651911
Educational poverty in a comparative perspective: theoretical and empirical implications
Lohmann H, Ferger F (2014) SFB 882 Working Paper Series; 26.
Bielefeld: DFG Research Center (SFB) 882 From Heterogeneities to Inequalities.
2013 | Book Chapter | PUB-ID: 2634958
Potentiale des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP) und des Mikrozensus zur Bestimmung kontextueller Faktoren ungleicher Bildungschancen
Spiess CK, Kreyenfeld M, Lohmann H (2013)
In: Bildungskontexte. Strukturelle Voraussetzungen und Ursachen ungleicher Bildungschancen. Becker R, Schulz A (Eds); Wiesbaden: VS Verlag: 145-171.
2012 | Journal Article | PUB-ID: 2635048
Bildungsungleichheiten und Privatschulen in Deutschland
Jungbauer-Gans M, Lohmann H, Spieß CK (2012)
Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (Sonderheft 52/2012: Soziologische Bildungsforschung, hrsg. von Rolf Becker and Heike Solga): 64-85.
2012 | Book Chapter | PUB-ID: 2521821
School tracking and intergenerational transmission of education
Bratti M, Cappellari L, Groh-Samberg O, Lohmann H (2012)
In: From parents to children. The intergenerational transmission of advantage. Ermisch J, Jäntti M, Smeeding TM (Eds); 13, New York: Russell Sage Foundation: 311-344.
2012 | Book Chapter | PUB-ID: 2498077
Alles Verlierer? Die Modernisierungsverliererhypothese auf dem empirischen Prüfstand
Ferger F (2012)
In: Legitimation und Protest. Dieter B, Maria J, Peter Oliver L (Eds); Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag: 139-151.
2011 | Book | PUB-ID: 2474152 PUB
2011 | Journal Article | PUB-ID: 2521795 PUB | DOI | WoS
2011 | Working Paper | PUB-ID: 2521775 PUB
2010 | Journal Article | PUB-ID: 2522618
Armut von Erwerbstätigen im europäischen Vergleich: Erwerbseinkommen und Umverteilung
Lohmann H (2010)
Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 62(1): 1-30.
2010 | Journal Article | PUB-ID: 2521799
Akzeptanz von Grundschulempfehlungen und Auswirkungen auf den weiteren Bildungsverlauf
Lohmann H, Groh-Samberg O (2010)
Zeitschrift für Soziologie 39(6): 470-492.
2009 | Journal Article | PUB-ID: 2521812
Analysepotenziale des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP) für die empirische Bildungsforschung
Lohmann H, Spieß CK, Groh-Samberg O, Schupp J (2009)
Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft 12(2): 252-280.
2009 | Journal Article | PUB-ID: 2521809 PUB | DOI | WoS
2009 | Book Chapter | PUB-ID: 2521828
Konzept und Messung von Defamilisierung in international vergleichender Perspektive
Lohmann H (2009)
In: International vergleichende Sozialforschung. Ansätze und Messkonzepte unter den Bedingungen der Globalisierung. Pfau-Effinger B, Sakac Magdalenic S, Wolf C (Eds); Wiesbaden: VS Verlag: 93-128.
2009 | Working Paper | PUB-ID: 2521787
Towards a Framework for Assessing Family Policies in the EU
Lohmann H, Peter FH, Rostgaard T, Spieß CK (2009) OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers.
Paris: OECD Publishing.