Bastian Betthaeuser

Assistant Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po
  • Bastian Betthäuser (OSC)Bastian Betthäuser (OSC)

Contact: bastian.betthaeuser(at)sciencespo.fr
Office: 305

Associate Member:
Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, University of Oxford
Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

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PUBLICATIONS - SOCIAL MEDIA
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research interests and academic background

Bastian Betthäuser’s research focuses on social inequality, how it accumulates over the life-course and how it is transmitted across generations. More specifically, he investigates (1) how different dimensions of individuals’ socio-economic background shape their development in early childhood, education, labour market position and life chances, (2) through with micro-level mechanisms these different social background characteristics affect important social outcomes and (3) whether and how education and labour market policies and social interventions at the meso- and macro-level can limited the extent to which individuals’ life chances depend on their social background.

Dernières publications - Latest Publication

  • 2021 (with Caspar Kaiser and Nhat An Trinh), "Regional Variation in Inequality of Educational Opportunity across Europe", Socius, First Published July 23.  Paper available on SAGE Journals
  • 2021 (with Nhat An Trinh, Anette Eva Fasang), "The temporal dimension of parental employment: Fixed-term contracts, non-standard work schedules and children’s education in Germany", SocArXiv. Paper available online
  • 2021 (with Erzsébet Bukodi and Mollie Bourne), "The case for studying the intergenerational transmission of social (dis)advantage: A reply to Gary Marks", British Journal of Sociology, vol. 72, n° 2, p. 233-238. Paper available online
  • 2020, "Left behind? Over-time change in the social mobility of children from unskilled working-class backgrounds in Germany", Acta Sociologica, vol. 63, n° 2, p. 133-155. Available on Sage Journals
  • 2020 (with Mollie Bourne and Erzsébet Bukodi), "Understanding the mobility chances of children from working‐class backgrounds in Britain: How important are cognitive ability and locus of control?", The British Journal of Sociology, First Published 19 January. Available on Wiley Online Library
  • 2020 (with Erzsébet Bukodi, Mollie Bourne and John H. Goldthorpe), "Social origins, cognitive ability, educational attainment and Social Class Position in Britain: A birth cohort and life-course perspective", SocArXiv. Paper available online
  • 2019, "The Effect of the Post-Socialist Transition on Inequality of Educational Opportunity: Evidence from German Unification", European Sociological Review, vol. 35, n° 4, p. 461-473. Available on Oxford Academic
  • 2018 (with Erzsébet Bukodi and Mollie Bourne), "Cognitive Ability, Lifelong Learning, and Social Mobility in Britain: Do Further Qualifications Provide Second Chances for Bright People from Disadvantaged Backgrounds?", European Sociological Review, vol. 35, n° 1, p. 49-64. Available on Oxford Academic
  • 2018 (with Mollie Bourne, Erzsébet Bukodi and John Goldthorpe) "‘Persistence of the Social’: The Role of Cognitive Ability in Mediating the Effects of Social Origins on Educational Attainment in Britain", Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, vol. 58, p. 11-21. Available on ScienceDirect
  • 2017, "Fostering Equality of Opportunity? Compulsory Schooling Reform and Social Mobility in Germany", European Sociological Review, vol. 33, n° 5, p. 633-644. Available on Oxford Academic
  • 2017, "Protecting Outsiders? Corporatism and the Dualisation of Unemployment Protection in Germany and Austria", European Journal of Social Security, vol.19, n° 3, p. 209-224. Paper available on Sage Journals
  • 2017 (with Erzsébet Bukodi and Mollie Bourne), "Wastage of Talent? Social Origins, Cognitive Ability and Educational Attainment in Britain", Advances in Life Course Research, vol. 34, p. 34-42. Available on ScienceDirect - Open access version

ENSEIGNEMENTS - TEACHING

  • 2022, Sociology of Education. Course for the Bachelor of Arts at the Sciences Po Undergraduate College.
  • 2022, Sociology of Social Inequality. Course for the Bachelor of Arts at the Sciences Po Undergraduate College. 
  • 2017-2021, Comparative Education Policy. Course for the M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford (Developed and taught course for three consecutive years).
  • 2020, Introduction to Social Policy. Course for the B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), B.A. in History and Politics, and the B.A. in Human Sciences, University of Oxford (Designed and delivered lectures).
  • 2019, Master Class in Sociology. Workshop for PhD Candidates in Sociology. Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) Radboud University Nijmegen (Developed and taught jointly with Prof. Janne Jonsson).
  • 2017, Quantitative Research Methods. Course for the M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford (Taught jointly with Prof. Erzsébet Bukodi).
  • 2015-2017, Social Policy in the 21st Century. Course for the Master of Public Policy (MPP) Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford (Developed and taught for three consecutive years, jointly with Prof. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser).
  • 2014, Evidence & Evaluation. Seminar for the Master of Public Policy (MPP)  Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford  (Developed and taught seminars).
  • 2013, Social Policy and Welfare States in the 21st Century. International Online Course Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford (Designed online course).
Article updated on 28-10-2021
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