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Dr. Jan Skopek

Assistant Professor (Sociology)
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Jan Skopek, Dr., is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. Previously, he held positions as post-doctoral researcher at the State Institute of Family Research at the University of Bamberg, Germany, and as post-doctoral Senior Researcher at the Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre (CLIC) located at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy. At the EUI, he was part of the research team on the ERC-funded international comparative research project 'Education as a Lifelong Process - Comparing Educational Trajectories in Modern Societies' (eduLIFE). Before that, he headed the Research Data Centre of the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) located at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Bamberg (Germany). His research relates to family and social stratification, social demography, the life course, cross-national comparison, and quantitative methodology. He is co-editor of several books and is publishing in internationally renowned journals.
 ISOTIS - Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Society
 Can preschool reduce migrant gaps? A longitudinal study of migration-related disparities in educational opportunities and the role of early childhood education.
 The Late Divide: Gender and the Division of Labor in Older Couples
 eduLIFE: Education as a Lifelong Process. Comparing Educational Trajectories in Modern Societies.
 The Internet as a Partner Market: Analyzing the Early Phase of Meeting and Mating using Data from Online Dating

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Referee for peer-review journals including American Journal of Sociology, Acta Sociologica, American Sociological Review, Advances in Life Course Research, British Educational Research Journal, British Journal of Sociology, Comparative Population Studies, Demographic Research, European Sociological Review, Human Nature, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, International Sociology, Journal of Marriage and Family, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Social Forces, Social Science Research. ongoing
Referee for applicants to IRC post-graduate scholarship programme
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Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre (CLIC), European University Institute, Florence/Italy 2013 2016
Institute for Longitudinal Educational Research (INBIL), Bamberg, Germany 2011 2013
International Sociological Association (ISA), Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility 2013 ongoing
Skopek, J. and Passaretta, G., Socioeconomic inequality in children's achievement from infancy to adolescence: The case of Germany, Social Forces, 2020, Notes: [(forthcoming)], Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Skopek, J, Leopold, T., Educational reproduction in Germany: A prospective study based on retrospective data, Demography, 57, 2020, p1241 - 1270, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Skopek, J., Triventi, M., Blossfeld, H.-P., How do institutional factors shape PhD completion rates? An analysis of long-term changes in a European doctoral program, Studies in Higher Education, (published online), 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
How do educational systems affect social inequality of educational opportunities? The role of tracking in comparative perspective in, editor(s)Becker, Rolf , Research Handbook of Sociology of Education, Edward Elgar, 2019, [Skopek, J., Triventi, M., Buchholz, S], Notes: [a peer review was convened by the book editor], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Kulic, N., Skopek, J., Triventi, M., Blossfeld, H.-P. , Social Background and Children's Cognitive Skills: The Role of Early Childhood Education and Care in a Cross-National Perspective, Annual Review of Sociology, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Blossfeld, H.-P., Kulic, N., Skopek, J., Triventi, M., Kilpi-Jakonen, E., Vono de Vilhena, D. and Buchholz, S., Conditions and consequences of unequal educational opportunities in the life course: Results from the cross-national comparative eduLIFE project, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie and Sozialpsychologie [Cologne Journal of Sociology and Social Psychology], 71 , (Supplement 1), 2019, p399 - 428, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Triventi, M., Skopek, J., Kulic, N., Buchholz, S., Blossfeld, H.-P., Advantage 'Finds Its Way': How Privileged Families Exploit Opportunities in Different Systems of Secondary Education, Sociology, (online first), 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Skopek, J., Leopold, T. , Explaining Gender Convergence in Housework Time: Evidence from a Cohort Sequence Design , Social Forces, 2018, padvance access , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Leopold, T., Skopek, J., Schulz, F., Gender Convergence in Housework Time: A Life Course and Cohort Perspective, Sociological Science, 5, (13), 2018, p281 - 303, Journal Article, SUBMITTED  DOI
Blossfeld, H.-P., Kulic, N., Skopek, J., Triventi, M. , Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality: An International Perspective, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar, 2017, Notes: [a peer-review of the book proposal was convened by the publisher], Book, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
  

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Passaretta, G., Skopek, J., Van Huizen, T., To what extent is social inequality in school-age achievement determined before and during schooling? A longitudinal analysis in three European countries, 2020, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Skopek, J., How to study individual changes over time using fixed-effects panel regression models, Household Dynamics, Family Events, and Inequalities in the Life-Course, University of Trento, October 9-11, 2019, Trento School of Applied Quantitative Research, University of Trento, Notes: [Keynote speaker at the Trento School of Applied Quantitative Research 'Household Dynamics, Family Events, and Inequalities in the Life-Course', University of Trento, October 9-11. ], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Skopek, J. , Event History Analysis: Introduction and Advanced Topics (three-day training course), GESIS Workshops, Mannheim, Germany, October 16-18, 2019, GESIS Knowledge Transfer, Training Courses, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Skopek, J., Passaretta, G., & Zachrisson, H. , The power of mothers. Maternal education, parenting quality, and cognitive development in early childhood., Spring 2019 Meeting of the ISA RC 28 (Social Stratification and Social Mobility) "Long-term consequences of the Great Recession for stratification, mobility and inequality", Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, March 21-23, 2019, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Skopek, J. & van Huizen, T., Bypassing system barriers in education systems (Symposium presentation), Equality & Inclusion - International ISOTIS conference, Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, the Netherladns, November 28-29, 2019, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
van Huizen, T. & Skopek, J., Educational inequality and early interventions (Symposium presentation), Equality & Inclusion - International ISOTIS conference, Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, the Netherladns, November 28-29, 2019, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Skopek, J. & Passaretta, G., The Social Stratification of Skills from Infancy to Adolescence - Evidence from an accelerated longitudinal design, Spring 2019 Meeting of the ISA RC 28 (Social Stratification and Social Mobility) "Long-term consequences of the Great Recession for stratification, mobility and inequality", Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, March 21-23, 2019, Poster, PRESENTED
Passaretta, G., Rözer, J., Skopek, J., van Huizen, T., Van de Werfhorst, H. , Inequality in Various Stages of the Educational Career - Integrative report (WP 1): Lessons and policy implications, 1.0, Dublin, ISOTIS Report for European Commission., 2019, Notes: [ISOTIS Report for European Commission. ], Report, PUBLISHED
Skopek, J. , Introduction to Event History Analysis (One-day workshop delivered to PhD students, post-docs, senior academics of the DFG SPP Programme), DFG SPP Programme, German National Educational Panel Study, LIfBi, October 11, 2018, DFG SPP Programme, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Skopek, J., Measuring dynamics of inequality in the life-course, CRITEVENTS workshop (NORFACE), European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy, June 18-19, 2018, CRITEVENTS project, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

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Award Date
Award for exceptional study performance (Diplom-Kaufmann Hermann-Weiler Foundation) December 2004
Substantial: social stratification, life course and family demography. Particular: assortative mating; grandparenthood; gendered division of labor; early childhood education and care; comparative life-course research; gender inequalities; educational systems and inequalities of educational opportunity. Methodological: cross-national research; quantitative longitudinal research; panel data analysis; categorical data analysis; event history analysis; multi-level analysis, methods of data management; survey methodology and online-research.