Dr Markus Klein

Senior Lecturer


Personal statement

I am a Lecturer in Human Development and Education Policy and joined the School in January 2016.


Social origin, field of study, and graduates' career progression : does social inequality vary across fields?
Jacob Marita, Klein Markus
British Journal of Sociology (2019)
When and for Whom Does it Pay to Attend a Prestigious University? Social Origin, Elite Education and Graduates' Career Trajectories
Klein Markus
Inequality of educational opportunity in East and West Germany : convergence or continued differences?
Klein Markus, Barg Katherin, Kühhirt Michael
Sociological Science Vol 6, pp. 1-26 (2019)
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

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Professional activities

School absenteeism and educational attainment: Is missing-out on school more detrimental to students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds?
Who is Missing Out on School? Exploring Socioeconomic Inequalities in School Absenteeism
Who is Missing Out on School? The Role of School Absenteeism in the Poverty Related Attainment Gap
Institutional prestige, social origin and UK graduates’ career trajectories
Direct and Indirect Effects of Grandparent Education on Grandchildren’s Cognitive Development: A Prospective Mediation Analysis
The social stratification of early TV consumption and children’s cognitive, language and behavioural development

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Family background and educational attainment: An investigation into the mediating role of school absenteeism
Klein, Markus (Principal Investigator) Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
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.

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