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 at the University of Strathclyde (since 2018). He previously was a research fellow for the ESRC-funded Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) at the University of Edinburgh (2013-2015) and, in 2013, completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Mannheim.

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 formation of socioeconomic inequalities at various stages across the life course. He recently developed a keen interest in the socioeconomic determinants and consequences of school absenteeism. More information on his research can be found here.

He is the PI of the ESRC SDAI project 'Family background and educational attainment: An investigation into the mediating role of school absenteeism' (more information on this project here) and recently commenced a new project on 'Understanding school attendance, education, and labour market outcomes' funded by the Nuffield Foundation (more information on this project here).

Dr Klein supervises in the areas of child development, school attendance, educational inequality, social mobility, education policy, returns to education,  and comparative research.

 

 

Publications

School Absenteeism and Educational Attainment - Evidence from the Scottish Longitudinal Study
Klein Markus, Sosu Edward, Lillywhite Esme
(2022)
https://doi.org/10.17868/80713
School absenteeism and academic achievement : does the reason for absence matter?
Klein Markus, Sosu Edward M, Dare Shadrach
AERA Open Vol 8, pp. 1-14 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1177/23328584211071115
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
Podcast #21 Meet an academic : Dr. Edward Sosu and Dr. Markus Klein
Sosu Edward, Klein Markus
(2021)
Direct and indirect effects of grandparent education on grandchildren's cognitive development : the role of parental cognitive ability
Klein Markus, Kühhirt Michael
(2021)

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Professional activities

Social Forces (Journal)
Peer reviewer
7/2022
Secondary school absences and adolescents' post-school destinations - Evidence from the Scottish Longitudinal Study
Speaker
17/6/2022
Mariola Giménez-Miralles
Host
5/2022
Parental education and children's cognitive development: A prospective approach
Speaker
22/4/2022
School absences and the poverty-related attainment gap
Host
30/3/2022
Orbis Scolae (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2022

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Projects

Is school absenteeism harmful to education and labour market outcomes?
Klein, Markus (Principal Investigator) Sosu, Edward (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2024
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-2023
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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