Dr. Jonathan Latner


Dr. Jonathan Latner
Chair of Sociology, especially Methods of Empirical Social Research
University of Bamberg
Feldkirchenstrasse 21
96045 Bamberg

Tel .: + 49-951-863-2774


Room : 00.20B

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Dr. Jonathan Latner received his PhD in Sociology, with concentrations in Social Stratification and Urban Sociology, from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (2015), where he also earned a Master of Science in Sociology (2011).  Prior to that, he received a Master of Arts in Regional Economic and Social Development from the University of Massachusetts - Lowell (2009) and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Politics from Brandeis University (2002).

Prior to graduate school, he spent many years implementing and evaluating job training programs in the state of Massachusetts (USA) aimed at improving the lives of adults in, or at risk of, poverty.  The experience serves as the foundation for his research interests in social stratification and urban sociology.  Though the areas are broad, they are united by a focus on inequality, specifically long term trends in the relationship between rising economic growth and declining employment security. 

A detailed copy of his CV is here

Research interests

  • Social Stratification
    • Income inequality, mobility, and volatility
    • Work and occupations
    • Technological change
  • Urban Sociology
    • Housing
    • Racial segregation


Latner, Jonathan and Nicole Saks (2022).  Temporary employment: Reviewing and organizing the current literature. Journal of European Social Policy, https://doi.org/10.1177/09589287221106969

Latner, Jonathan (2022).  Temporary employment in Europe:  Stagnating rates and rising risk.  European Societies, https://doi.org/10.1080/14616696.2022.2072930

Calnitsky, David, Jonathan Latner, and Evelyn Forget (2019). Life after work: The impact of basic income on non-employment activities. Social Science History.  doi.org/10.1017/ssh.2019.35

Latner, Jonathan (2019). Economic insecurity and the distribution of income volatility in the United States. Social Science Research.  doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2018.09.005

Latner, Jonathan (2018). Income volatility and mobility: A conceptual exploration of two frameworks.  Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.  doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2017.10.002

Latner, Jonathan (2017). Rethinking the Role of Racial Segregation in the American Foreclosure Crisis.  City & Community.  doi.org/10.1111/cico.12253

Calnitsky, David and Jonathan Latner (2017). Basic income in a small town: Tracking the effects on wages and work.  Social problems.  doi.org/10.1093/socpro/spw040

Fisher, Jonathan, David Johnson, Jonathan Latner, Timothy Smeeding, and Jeffrey Thompson (2016). Inequality and mobility using income, consumption, and wealth for the same individuals.  Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.  doi.org/10.7758/RSF.2016.2.6.03

Smeeding, Timothy and Jonathan Latner. PovcalNet, WDI and `All the Ginis': A Critical Review.  Journal of Economic Inequality.  doi.org/10.1007/s10888-015-9312-4