Institute of Sociology

Completed Research Projects

The following research projects have been carried out at our department in recent years:

Refugee shelters: between modus vivendi and threatened order


Prof. Boris Nieswand
Dr. Elif Alp-Marent

Funding: Exploration Funds of the University of Tübingen
Duration: 2016-2018 / Summary of the project results

Gender differences in educational behavior and educational success

Joint project:

Prof. Dr. Steffen Hillmert, Meike Han, M.A. (Universität Tübingen, Institut für Soziologie)
Dr. Steffen Kröhnert, Stephan Sievert, M.A. (Berlin-Institut für Bevölkerung und Entwicklung)

Funding: BMBF
Duration: 2012-2015

Historical developments of social reproduction in the Federal Republic of Germany:

Project team:       

Prof. Dr. Steffen Hillmert, Dr. Maarten Buis, Bastian Mönkediek, M.A.       

Funding: DFG
Duration: 2008-2012

Provision during old age for people with flexible employment biographies in Germany

Project team:

Dr. Susanne Strauß, Andreas Ebert, M.A. 

Funding: Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg                                                                         

Heterogeneus information environments and individual status transitions

ScienceCampus Tübingen - Cluster 4


Prof. Dr. Steffen Hillmert                                                    

Sub-projects at the Department of Sociology:
Sub-project 1

Information and decision behaviour during status transitions


Prof. Dr. Steffen Hillmert
Dipl.-Vw. Volker Lang, M.A.

Sub-project 2

Fairness in the course of studies: The impact of distribution evaluations on status transitions


Prof. Dr. Martin Groß
Roland Burger, M.A.

A Life Course Perspective on Inequality Trends across Households

Project team:     

Prof. Leen Vandecasteele (P.I.),Frederike Esche, Dipl.Soz. (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)


Institutional Strategy of the University of Tübingen (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, ZUK 63)

Notions of nursing care of Turkish and Turkish migrants of the first generation of guest workers

Project leader:

Dr. phil. Andrea Kronenthaler                                                                                                

Employment organisations and wage inequality: What role do companies play in generating wage inequality in Germany?


Prof. Dr. Martin Groß                                                                                                                


Michael Schweiker, M.A