Dr Markus Klein

Senior Lecturer

Education

Personal statement

Markus Klein is a Senior Lecturer in Human Development and Education Policy in the School of Education. He is a Life Course Research Affiliate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, University of Queensland. Using quantitative methods and secondary data analysis, his research deals with the mechanisms for social inequality across the life course. Together with Dr Edward Sosu (Strathclyde) he recently commenced an ESRC funded research into the role of school absenteeism in the poverty-attainment gap. He is the Course Leader for the MEd Education Studies (part-time).

Publications

Socioeconomic status and school absenteeism : a systematic review and narrative synthesis
Sosu Edward M, Dare Shadrach, Goodfellow Claire, Klein Markus
Review of Education Vol 9 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1002/rev3.3291
Direct and indirect effects of grandparent education on grandchildren's cognitive ability : the role of parental cognitive ability
Klein Markus, Kühhirt Michael
Sociological Science Vol 8, pp. 265-284 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.15195/v8.a13
Direct and indirect effects of grandparent education on grandchildren's cognitive development : the role of parental cognitive ability
Klein Markus, Kühhirt Michael
(2021)
Who benefits from attending elite universities? Family background and graduates' career trajectories
Klein Markus
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility Vol 72 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2021.100585
Socioeconomic Disparities in School Absenteeism after the First Wave of COVID-19 School Closures in Scotland
Sosu Edward, Klein Markus
(2021)
Mapping inequalities in school attendance : the relationship between dimensions of socioeconomic status and forms of school absence
Klein Markus, Sosu Edward M, Dare Shadrach
Children and Youth Services Review Vol 118 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105432

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Professional activities

Family background and academic achievement: The mediating role of school absenteeism
Speaker
8/10/2021
Are school leavers’ post-school destinations associated with their school attendance during secondary education? Evidence from the Scottish Longitudinal Study
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20/9/2021
School absenteeism and academic achievement: Is missing out on school more detrimental for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds?
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6/9/2021
Direct and Indirect Effects of Grandparent Education on Grandchildren's Cognitive Ability: The Role of Parental Cognitive Ability
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2/6/2021
School of Education’s podcast series “Meet an academic”:
Interviewee
5/2021
School absenteeism and academic achievement: Is missing out on school more detrimental to children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds?
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27/4/2021

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Projects

Proposal for Process and Impact Evaluation of the East Lothian Tutoring Initiative (ELTI)
Sosu, Edward (Principal Investigator) Cassidy, Claire (Co-investigator) Kennedy, Aileen (Co-investigator) Klein, Markus (Co-investigator)
06-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2021
Family background and educational attainment: An investigation into the mediating role of school absenteeism
Klein, Markus (Principal Investigator) Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator)
Family background and educational attainment: An investigation into the mediating and moderating role of school absenteeism
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2022
Nurturing School Ethos to Improve Educational Attainment
Cassidy, Claire (Principal Investigator) Holmes, Joanna (Co-investigator) Klein, Markus (Co-investigator) Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2019
School and University Research Enquiry
Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator) Firth, Jonathan William (Co-investigator) Beck, Anna (Co-investigator) Klein, Markus (Co-investigator) Donohoe, Claire (Co-investigator) McGavigan, Hilary (Co-investigator) Martin, Phil (Co-investigator)
The School and University Research Enquiry project (SURE) aims to bridge the gap between education research and practice. It will investigate the Scottish Attainment Challenge and the ‘what works’ agenda in terms of specific school interventions. In April 2017, the Scottish Government published their Research Strategy for Scottish Education, which stressed the need for a focus on “increasing the levels of collaboration and communication between all actors within the education system". SURE is contributing to this goal via a school-university collaborative study exploring Headteachers’ relationship with
research and gaining an understanding of their choices of interventions employed in their schools, with reference to PEF funding. Researchers on the project represent two Glasgow schools as well as the University of Strathclyde.
01-Jan-2017
Child Development in a Dynamic Family Context
Klein, Markus (Principal Investigator) Kühhirt, Michael (Principal Investigator)
Goal: Assessing the impact of dynamic aspects of family context, such as maternal employment, residential area, and family structure on children's developmental outcomes. Using biostatistical methods to account for complex temporal and causal interdependencies between different context factors.

Methods: marginal structural models, group based trajectory analysis, inverse probability of treatment weighting, sequence analysis, directed acyclic graphs, regression with residuals
01-Jan-2016

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