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Dr Markus Klein



Personal statement

Markus Klein is a Lecturer for 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 PhD in Sociology at the University of Mannheim.

Using quantitative methods and secondary data analysis, his research is mainly concerned with the mechansims for social inequality across the life course. 

For more information see his webpage.

Supervises in the areas of educational inequality, social mobility, education policy, returns to education, comparative research and child development. 





The social stratification of early TV consumption and children's cognitive, language and behavioral development
Kühhirt Michael, Klein Markus
Early maternal employment and children's vocabulary and inductive reasoning ability : a dynamic approach
Kühhirt Michael, Klein Markus
Child Development Vol 89, pp. e91-e106, (2018)
Inequality of educational opportunity in East and West Germany : convergence or continued differences
Klein Markus, Barg Katherin, Kühhirt Michael
Measuring student teachers development of metacognition and self-regulated learning in professional dialogue
Huang Ning, Klein Markus, Beck Anna
ECER 2017, (2017)
School subject choices and social class differences in entry to higher education : comparing Scotland and Ireland
Klein Markus, Iannelli Cristina, Smyth Emer
Models of Secondary Education and Social InequalityeduLIFE Lifelong Learning, (2016)
Curriculum differentiation and social inequality in higher education entry in Scotland and Ireland
Iannelli Cristina, Smyth Emer, Klein Markus
British Educational Research Journal Vol 42, pp. 561-581, (2016)

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Professional activities

The social stratification of early TV consumption and children’s cognitive, language and behavioural development
Institutional prestige, social origin and UK graduates’ occupational trajectories
Inequality of Educational Opportunity in East and West Germany: Convergence or Continued Differences?
Family of origin, field of study and career progressionInequality in graduates’ occupational mobility
Family of origin, field of study and career progressionInequality in graduates’ occupational mobility
Social inequalities in graduates’ job opportunities: a comparison between the UK and Germany

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Nurturing School Ethos to Improve Educational Attainment
Cassidy, Claire (Principal Investigator) Holmes, Joanna (Co-investigator) Klein, Markus (Co-investigator) Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2017 - 31-Mar-2019
Family background and educational attainment: An investigation into the mediating role of school absenteeism
Klein, Markus (Principal Investigator) Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2018 - 30-Nov-2019

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