Contact

Jonas Voßemer (M.A.)
Chair of Sociology, especially Methods of Empirical Social Research
University of Bamberg
Feldkirchenstraße 21
96045 Bamberg

phone: +49-951-863-2868
email: jonas.vossemer(at)uni-bamberg.de

office hours: Wednesday 1-2 p.m., 

please make an appointment via email

room: 01.17A

Academic positions

A detailed CV is available here(135.0 KB)

Jonas Voßemer studied Sociology and Economics at the University of Mannheim (B.A. 2011) and Sociology at the University of Mannheim and Indiana University, IN, USA (M.A. 2014). During his studies he worked as a student assistant at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), for the junior professorship of Sociology of Labor Market and at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) as well as tutor for the lecture on Multivariate Analyses. Additionally, he completed research internships at the German Federal Statistical Office and at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). From March 2014 to September 2014 he worked as a research and teaching associate in the working group Methods of Empirical Social Research at the University of Oldenburg. In October 2014 he began working as a research and teaching associate at the University of Bamberg. From May 2015 to April 2018 he also worked as a research associate in the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT Project "Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer".

Dissertation

Consequences of job loss, unemployment, and inadaquate re-employment

My doctoral thesis addresses three research questions:

1) What are the short- and long-term consequences of job loss and unemployment for the further career and beyond?

2) Is (fast) re-employment via inadequate employment better for the unemployed than a (long) search for adequate employment?

3) What is the role of institutional and structural differences and change across and within countries?

To answer these questions I use national and international cross-sectional and longitudinal data and apply quantitative methods of empirical social research.

Research interests

  • Social Inequality and Sociology of the Life Course
  • Unemployment and Atypical Employment
  • Quality of Work
  • Life Satisfaction and Health
  • Transition from School to Work
  • International Comparative Social Research
  • Methods of Quantitative Empirical Social Research

Publications

Articles:

Voßemer, J. (2018). The effects of unemployment on non-monetary job quality in Europe: The moderating role of economic situation and labor market policies. Social Indicators Research doi:10.1007/s11205-018-2044-7.

This article is available for download here

Voßemer, J., Gebel, M., Nizalova,  O. and O. Nikolaieva (2018). The effect of an early-career involuntary job loss on later life health in Europe. Advances in Life Course Research, 35, 69-76. doi:10.1016/j.alcr.2018.01.001.

This article is available for download here (open access)

Voßemer, J., Gebel, M., Täht, K., Unt, M., Högberg, M. and  M. Strandh (2018) The effects of unemployment and insecure jobs on well-being and health: The moderating role of labor market policies. Social Indicators Research. , 138, 1229–1257. doi: 10.1007/s11205-017-1697-y.
 This article is available for download here (open access)

Voßemer, J. and B. Schuck (2016). Better overeducated than unemployed? The short- and long-term effects of an overeducated labor market re-entry. European Sociological Review, 32, 251-265. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcv093.

This article is available for download here

Gebel, M. and J. Voßemer (2014). The impact of employment transitions on health in Germany. A difference-in-differences propensity score matching approach. Social Science & Medicine, 108, 128-136.  doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.02.039

This article is available for download here

Working Papers:

Gebel M. and Voßemer, J. (2018). Synthesis of findings of WP4: Consequences of labour market insecurity on youth`s well-being and health. In Unt, M. and Gebel, M. (Eds.) Synthesis of the main empirical findings of EXCEPT project, EXCEPT Working Papers, WP No. 57. Tallin University, Tallin. 

The working paper is available for download here

Baranowska-Rataj, A. et al. (2016). Interdependencies between labour market insecurity and well-being - evidence from panel data. EXCEPT Working Papers, WP No. 8. Tallinn University, Tallinn.

The working paper is available for download here

Athanasiades, C. et al (2016). Report on the impact of the institutional setting and policies on well-being and health of youth in insecure labour market positions in EU-28 an Ukraine. EXCEPT Working Papers, WP No. 7. Tallinn University, Tallinn.

The working paper is available for download here

Voßemer, J. and N. Eunicke (2015). The impact of labor market exclusion and job insecurity on health and well-being among youth - a literature review. EXCEPT Working Papers, WP No 2. Tallinn University, Tallinn. 

The working paper is available for download here

Conferences

Participation at conferences and workshops:

[Jul 23-27, 2018] Lecture and exercise course with Prof. Michael Gebel on "Multiple Regression Analysis with Stata" at the  GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences in Cologne, Germany.

[Jul 20, 2018] Jonas Voßemer and Stefanie Heyne received the Joachim R. Frick Memorial Price 2018, Second Price for their presentation on "The Effects of Unemployment on Couples' Division of Labor" at the 2018 13th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy for Sciences in Berlin.

[Mar 14, 2018] Presentation of a poster on "Which Policies Shape the Well-Being and Health Effects of Labor Market Exclusion and Job Insecurity” at the "Final conference" of the EXCEPT Project “Vulnerable Youth – Insights, Policy and Future Perspectives” in Brussels, Belgium.

[Sep 20-23, 2017] Presentation with Stefanie Heyne on "The Effects of Unemployment on Couples’ Total Housework and Division of Labor” at the seminar "Analytische Soziologie: Theorie und empirische Anwendungen" at the Venice International University in San Servolo, Venice, Italy.

[Aug 28-31, 2017] Participation at the 6. Workshop of the EXCEPT Project in Thessaloniki, Greece. 

[Jul 24-28, 2017] Lecture and exercise course with Prof. Michael Gebel on "Multiple Regression Analysis with Stata" at the  GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences in Cologne, Germany.

[Jun 21-23, 2017] Presentation on "Does an Early-career Involuntary Job Loss Affect Self-rated Health in Late Life in Europe" at the 4. Workshop of "Comparative Health Sociology - Comparing Health across Societies (CHASE)" at Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium.

[Mar 30-Apr 1, 2017] Presentation on "The Effects on an Early-career Involuntary Job Loss on Late Life Health in Europe" at the 2017 Spring Conference "Challenges Through Recent Demographic Trends" of the Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) at the University of Cologne in Cologne, Germany.

[Mar 06-Mar 10, 2017] Teaching Associate for the Advanced Data Analysis Course "Methods of Modern Causal Analysis Based On Observational Data" at the ECPR Winter School in Bamberg, Germany.

[Feb 22-24, 2017] Participation at the 5. Workshop of the EXCEPT Project at the Education Research Institute (IBE) in Warsaw, Poland. 

[Nov 28-30, 2016] Participation at the "GESIS Training Course on EU-SILC" at the GESIS-Leibniz-Institut for Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany.

[Sep 21-23, 2016] Presentation with Olga Nikolaieva on "The Effects of Youth Unemployment on Late Life Well-being and Health in Europe" at the 4. Workshop of the EXCEPT Project at the Institute for the Studies of Societies and Knowledge in Sofia, Bulgaria.

[Jul 25-29, 2016] Lecture and exercise course with Prof. Michael Gebel on "Multiple Regression Analysis with Stata" at the  GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences in Cologne, Germany.

[Jul 13-15, 2016] Presentation on "The Effects of Unemployment and Insecure Jobs on Health and Well-being: The Moderating Role of Labor Market Policies" at the 3rd International ESS Conference "Understanding Key Challenges for European Societies in the 21st Century” at the University of Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

[Jul 13-15, 2016] Presentation on "The Effects of Unemployment on Subsequent Job Quality: The Moderating Role of Economic Situation and Labor Market Policies" at the 3rd International ESS Conference "Understanding Key Challenges for European Societies in the 21st Century” at the University of Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

[May 26-28, 2016] Presentation on "The Effects of Unemployment on Subsequent Job Quality: The Moderating Role of Economic Situation and Labor Market Policies" at the 2016 Spring Conference "Intergenerational Transfer, Human Capital, and Inequality" of the Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) at the National University of Singapore in Singapore.

[Feb 29-Mar 4, 2016] Teaching Associate for the Advanced Data Analysis Course "Methods of Modern Causal Analysis Based On Observational Data" at the ECPR Winter School in Bamberg, Germany.

[Feb 24-26, 2016] Presentation on "The Effects of Unemployment and Insecure Jobs on Health and Well-being: The Moderating Role of Labor Market Policies" at the 3. Workshop of the EXCEPT Project at the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg in Bamberg, Germany.

[Aug 31-Sep 4, 2015] Participation at the 2015 Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) on the topics "Multilevel Modeling", "Event History Analysis", and "Sequence Analysis" at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg in Bamberg, Germany.

[Aug 17-19, 2015] Presentation on "Better Overeducated than Unemployed? The Short- and Long-term Effects of an Overeducated Labor Market Re-entry" at the 2015 Summer Conference "Demographic Perspectives on Inequality" of the Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

[Aug 3-7, 2015] Lecture and exercise course with Prof. Michael Gebel on "Multiple Regression Analysis with Stata" at the  GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences in Cologne, Germany.

[Jun 18-19, 2015] Participation at the Kick-off workshop of the EU-Horizon-2020 Except Project at the University of Tallinn in Tallinn, Estonia.

[Mar 12-13,2015] Presentation with Bettina Schuck on "Better Overeducated than Unemployed? The Short- and Long-term Effects of an Overeducated Labor Market Re-entry" at the 11th International Young Scholar German Socio-Economic Panel Symposium at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Delmenhorst, Germany.

[Nov 20-21, 2014] Presentation with Bettina Schuck on "Underemployment at Re-entry into the German Labor Market: Long-term Trends and Consequences" at the workshop "Quality of Employment" of the Institute for Employment research (IAB) working groups "Gender Research" and "Quality of Employment" and the DGS-Section "Social Inequality and Social Structure Analysis" in Nuremberg, Germany.

[Sep 23-25, 2014] Presentation with Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel on "The Psychological Scars of Job Loss and Unemployment in Germany. A Conditional Difference-in-differences Approach" at the 2014 ECSR Conference "Social Inequalities in Europe – On the Rise Again?" at the Humboldt University and the Wissenschaftszentum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) in Berlin, Germany. 

[Sep 22-23, 2014] Participation at the methods workshop at the 2014 ECSR conference "Social Inequalities in Europe – On the Rise Again?" on the topics "Basics of Graphical Causal Models" and "Introduction to the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)" at the Humboldt University (Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)) in Berlin, Germany.

[Aug 4-8, 2014] Lecture and exercise course with Prof. Michael Gebel on "Multiple Regression Analysis with Stata" at the  GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences in Cologne, Germany. 

[Jun 30-1, 2014] Presentation on "Job Loss, Unemployment, and Post-Unemployment Subjective Well-being" at the 2014 SOEP 11th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany.

[May 8-10, 2014] Presentation on "Temporary Employment and Subjective Well-being: Short- and Long-term Effects" at the 2014 Spring Conference "Old and New Social Divides: Social Stratification Research in the 21st Century" of the Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

[Sep 23-25, 2013] Presentation on "The Impact of Employment Transitions on Health and Well-being. Evidence from German Panel Data" at the 2013 conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) "Growing Up and Growing Old: Health Transitions Throughout the Life Course" at the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Teaching

Present courses:

Winter term 18/19: 

Research Design
(Held in English)
>> evaluation: 

Past courses:

Summer term 18:

Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Teil II: Datenanalyse: Plenum
>> evaluation: course: average=2.5, docent: average=1.8, Skala von 1-5

Winter term 17/18:

Advanced Methods of Quantitative Social Research – Advanced Regression Analysis using Stata
(Held in English)
>> evaluation: course: average=1.5, docent: average=1.3, scale from 1-5

Summer term 17:

Seminar: Advanced Methods of Quantitative Social Research – Experiments in the Social Sciences
(Held in English)
>> evaluation: course: average=1.8, docent: average=1.4, scale from 1-5

Winter term 16/17:

Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Teil I: Datenerhebung: Übung (Gruppe D)
>> evaluation: course: average=1.4, docent: average=1.3, scale from 1-5

Summer term 16:

Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Teil II: Datenanalyse: Übung (Gruppe D)
>> no evaluation

Winter term 15/16:

Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Teil I: Datenerhebung: Übung (Gruppe D)
>> evaluation: course: average=1.7, docent: average=1.7, scale from 1-5

Summer term 15:

Fortgeschrittene Analysemethoden der quantitativen Sozialforschung: Propensity Score Matching mit Stata 
>> evaluation: course: average=1.7, docent: average=1.3, scale from 1-5

Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Teil II: Übung (Gruppe D)
>> no evaluation

Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Teil II: Übung (Gruppe E)
>> no evaluation

Winter term 14/15:

Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Teil I: Übung (Gruppe E) 
>> evaluation: course: average=1.8, docent: average=1.6, scale from 1-5

Soziologisches Forschungspraktikum Teil I: Übung (Gruppe F) 
>> evaluation: course: average=2.2, docent: average=1.8, scale from 1-5

Summer term 14:

Exercise courses "Statistics I", Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg 
>> evaluation1: overall: average=1.5, scale from 1-4
>> evaluation2: overall: average=1.5, scale from 1-4