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Prof. Dr. Brigitte Schels

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Schels

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Schels

Assistant Professorship for Labor Market Sociology

Curriculum vitae

Brigitte Schels attended the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg to study social sciences and completed her studies in 2005. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Mannheim in 2012 (summa cum laude). She has been a research at the German Institute for Employment Research (IAB) since 2005. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Mannheim in 2012. From 2011 to 2015, she was a senior researcher at the Chair of Sociology and Empirical Research at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU). Brigitte Schels has been an Assistant Professor (German Juniorprofessorin) for Labour Market Sociology since April 2015.

Her research focuses on the (re-)production of social inequalites. Her specific interest is on the school-to-work transition. Her research includes: occupational choice, youth unemployment, youth poverty, and the intergenerational transmission of labour market inequalities. A further interest is on gender inqualities on the labour market.