Dr. Peter Valet


Dr. Peter Valet
Chair of Sociology, especially Methods of Empirical Social Research
University of Bamberg
Feldkirchenstraße 21
96045 Bamberg



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room: 01.16c

Academic positions

Peter Valet studied social sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen (diploma 2009). After completing his studies, he was invited for a research stay at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin. From 2010 to 2015 he was a research assistant in the working group "Social Structure and Social Inequality" at Bielefeld University. From 2012 to 2018 he also worked in the project "Structural Conditions of Justice Attitudes over the Life-Span" funded by the German Research Foundation. In this project he was, among other things, involved in the conception, realization, and data preparation of the LINOS panel survey. In spring 2015, he was invited for a research stay at Ohio State University. In 2017 he received his doctoral degree in sociology (first advisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig, second advisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schupp). Since April 2018 he is an assistant professor ("Akademischer Rat") at the Chair for Sociology, especially Methods of Empirical Social Research at the University of Bamberg. In the 2020 summer term, Peter Valet held an interim professorship on social inequality at Bielefeld University.


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Recent Publications (selection):

Sauer, Carsten, Peter Valet, Vincent J. Roscigno & George Wilson (im Druck). Neoliberalism’s Public-Sector Impact: The U.S. and Germany Compared. In Dwyer, Rachel, Chris Warhurst & Chris Mathieu (Hrsg.): The Oxford Handbook of Job Quality. Oxford University Press.

Löwe, Paul S. & Peter Valet (2022): Reformen im öffentlichen Dienst. Auswirkungen auf Beamt*innen und Arbeitnehmer*innen von 1993 bis 2018. WSI-Mitteilungen, 75(2), 119-128. doi:10.5771/0342-300X-2022-2-119

Valet, Peter, Carsten Sauer & Jochem Tolsma (2021): Preferences for work arrangements: A discrete choice experiment.PLoS ONE16(7), e025448. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0254483

Sauer, Carsten, Peter Valet, Safi Shams & Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (2021): Categorical Distinctions and Claims-Making: Opportunity, Agency, and Returns from Wage Negotiations. American Sociological Review, 86(5), 934-959doi: 10.1177/00031224211038507

Adriaans, Jule, Peter Valet & Stefan Liebig (2020). Comparing Administrative and Survey Data: Is Information from Administrative Records of the German Institute for Employment Research Consistent with Survey Self-reports? Quality & Quantity, 54(1), 3-25. doi:10.1007/s11135-019-00931-4

Sauer, Carsten, Peter Valet & Vincent J. Roscigno (2019). Neue Ungleichheiten im öffentlichen Sektor. In Burzan Nicole (Hrsg.): Komplexe Dynamiken globaler und lokaler Entwicklungen. Verhandlungen des 39. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Göttingen 2018.

Valet, Peter, Jule Adriaans & Stefan Liebig (2019). Comparing Survey Data and Administrative Records on Gross Earnings: Nonreporting, Misreporting, Interviewer Presence and Earnings Inequality. Quality & Quantity, 53(1), 471-491. doi:10.1007/s11135-018-0764-z

Roscigno, Vincent J. , Carsten Sauer & Peter Valet (2018). Rules, Relations, and Work. American Journal of Sociology, 123(6), 1784-1825. doi:10.1086/697111

Valet, Peter (2018). Social Structure and the Paradox of the Contented Female Worker: How Occupational Gender Segregation Biases Justice Perceptions of Wages. Work and Occupations, 45(2), 168-193. doi:10.1177/0730888417753048



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Recent Events:

[August 2019] presentation with Carsten Sauer, Safi Shams, and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey zum Thema "Categorical Distinctions and Claims Making: Opportunity, Actions, and Returns from Wage Negotiations". 114th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), New York City, USA.

[July 2019] presentation with Carsten Sauer on "Assessing Preferences for Working Arrangements Using a Discrete Choice Experiment". 8th Conference of the European Social Research Association (ESRA), Zagreb, HR.

[July 2019] presentation on "Subjektive Wahrnehmungen atypischer Beschäftigung [Subjective Perceptions of Atypical Employment]" at the Sociological Colloquium of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

[April 2019] session with Jule Adriaans on "Attitudinal Consequences of Social Inequality in Europe". 4th Conference of the European Social Survey (ESS), Mannheim.

[March  2019]  research stay at Radboud University Nijmegen, NL.

[September 2018] presentation with Carsten Sauer on "Neue Ungleichheiten im öffentlichen Sektor: Wie haben die Reformen öffentlicher Organisationen die wahrgenommene Arbeitsbelastung und Jobsicherheit von Beschäftigten verändert?" at the 39th Congress of the German Sociological Society (DGS), Göttingen.

[September 2018] presentation with Jule Adriaans on "Validating Survey Data Using Administrative Records and Vice Versa?" at the LINOS-2 Conference, Berlin.

Research interests

  • Social inequality, esp. earnings inequality
  • Labor market, esp. atypical employment and public sector employment
  • Quality of work
  • Individual attitudes, esp. distributive justice
  • Methods of empirical social research


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Current courses:

Summer term 2022:

Vorlesung (Bachelor): Einführung in die Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung Teil II

Seminar (Master): Fortgeschrittene Verfahren der Querschnittsanalyse: Advanced Regression Analysis Using Stata

Winter term 2021/22:

Vorlesung (Bachelor): Einführung in die Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung Teil I

Vorlesung (Master): Research Design