Pia N. Blossfeld

Institut für Soziologie


University of Leipzig,
Institute for Sociology
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

Office H3 1.11
Telephone [+49] (0)341 / 97-35655
Email pia.blossfeld[at]uni-leipzig.de

Office Hours: Wednesday 15:00-16:00 (appointments by email).

Fields of Research

  • Life Course Research
  • Sociology of Labour Markets
  • Sociology of Education
  • Stratification, Class, and Mobility
  • Sociology of Work and Occupations
  • Statistical Methods
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Cross-National Comparative Research
  • Welfare Regimes
  • Middle Class Research

Curriculum Vitae

10/2016 - present    PostDoc, University of Leipzig (GER)

10/2012 – 07/2017 DPhil, Nuffield College, University of Oxford (UK)

09/2015 - 11/2015 Visiting Researcher, Observatoire Sociologique de Changement (OSC), Sciences Po (FR)

09/2014 - 10/2014 Visiting Researcher, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE), Yale University (US)

03/2010 - 08/2010 Erasmus, University of Trento (IT)

10/2007 - 08/2012 Diploma in Sociology, University of Bamberg (GER)




Blossfeld, P. N. (2014). Neue und alte Ungleichheiten. Inter- und intragenerationale Mobilitätsprozesse von Männern. Opladen: Budrich Verlag. [Link]

Blossfeld, P. N. (2018). Changes in Inequality of Educational Opportunity. The Long-Term Development in Germany. Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag. [Link]

Refereed Journal Articles

Blossfeld P. N., Blossfeld G. and Blossfeld H.-P. (2015). Educational Expansion and Inequalities in Educational Opportunity: Long Term Changes for East and West Germany. European Sociological Review 31: 144-160. [Link]

Blossfeld, P. N. (2016). Inequality of Educational Opportunity and Welfare Regimes. World Studies in Education 17: 53-85. [Link]

Book Chapters

Blossfeld, P. N., Blossfeld, G. J. and Blossfeld, H.-P. (2016). Changes in Educational Inequality in Cross-National Perspective. In: M. J. Shanahan, J. T. Mortimer and M. K. Johnson (eds.): Handbook of the Life Course. Volume II. Heidelberg: Springer Press, pp. 223-247. [Link]

 Blossfeld, P. N., Blossfeld, G. J. and Blossfeld, H.-P. (2017). The Speed of Educational Expansion and Changes in Inequality of Educational Opportunity. In: T. Eckert und B. Gniewosz (eds.): Bildungsgerechtigkeit, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp. 77-92. [Link]

Blossfeld, P. N. (2017). Labour Market Entry Before and After the Financial Crisis in Germany: Duration of Labour Market Entry, Quality of First Job, and Fixed-Term Employment. In: J. Bynner and I. Schoon (eds.): Young People's Development and the Great Recession. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 208-232. [Link]

Blossfeld, P. N., Carstensen, C. H. and von Maurice J. (forthcoming). Zertifikatsarmut gleich Kompetenzarmut? Zum Analysepotential des Nationalen Bildungspanels bei Fragen der Bildungsarmut. In: G. Quenzel and K. Hurrelmann (eds.): Bildungsarmut. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. [Link]

Working Papers

Blossfeld, P. N. (2018). A note on the Mare model. Arbeitsbericht des Instituts für Soziologie Nr. 76. [Download]

Blossfeld, P. N. (2018). A multidimensional measure of social origin: Theoretical perspectives, operationalization and empirical application in the field of educational inequality research. LIfBi Working Paper No. 73. [Download]


Seminar Bachelor | 2 SWS | SS 2018

Soziale Mobilität in Deutschland

Institutionen und Sozialer Wandel
09:15 | wöchentlich
NSG 328
Seminar Master | 2 SWS | SS 2018

Introduction to the Methods and Theories of International Comparisons

Institutionen und Sozialer Wandel
11:15 | wöchentlich
NSG S322