Contact

Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel
Chair of Methods of Empirical Social Research
University of Bamberg
Feldkirchenstraße 21
96045 Bamberg

phone: +49-951-863-2629
email: michael.gebel(at)uni-bamberg.de

office hours: Monday, 12-1pm. Please make first an appointment via email.

room: 01.16A

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Academic positions

A detailed CV is available for download here

Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel graduated from the University of Mannheim with Diplomas in Economics (2005) and Social Sciences (2006). He also completed a post-graduate research MA in Economics (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) at UCL Louvain-la-Neuve. He worked as a research associate at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) (2006-10) and as an assistant lecturer for the Chair of Sociology (Societal Comparison) at the University of Mannheim (2009-11). His doctoral degree in Sociology was earned in 2010. In 2011 he was appointed as a Junior Professor of Labour Market Sociology at the University of Mannheim and was appointed Full Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research at the University of Oldenburg in 2014. The University of Bamberg welcomed him in 2014 with an appointment as a Full Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research. In 2015-18 he was co-coordinator of the EU-Horizon2020 project "Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer“ (EXCEPT), which was funded with 2.5 Mio Euro and involved 58 researchers from 9 countries. In 2015-19 he was coordinator of the VolkswagenStiftung research project "Opportunities and Barriers at the Transition from Education to Work. A Comparative Youth Study in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Tajikistan" (TEW-CCA) (2015-19), which was funded with 0.4 Mio Euro and involved 20 researchers from 4 countries.

Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel has received a 1.4 Mio Euro European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for the project "The socio-economic consequences of temporary employment: A comparative panel data analysis" (SECCOPA) (2018-23). He is MC-Member and Co-Leader of the Working Group 1 “Disadvantages in youth employment” of the EU-Horizon2020 COST Action CA17114 YOUNG-IN (2018-22). He is also scientific co-head of pillar 5 ‘Returns to education in the life course’ of the National Education Panel Study (NEPS) (since 2015) and Research Affiliate (since 2019) at the Leibniz-Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). In 2018 Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel became member of the "Young Elite" - "Top40 under 40" in the category Society and Science in Germany. Since 2020 he is the leading liason professor of the German National Academic Foundation at the University of Bamberg. Since 2021 he is Board Member and Treasurer of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR). Since 2022 he is Associate Editor of the SSCI-listed journal European Sociological Review.

In addition to teaching introductory methods courses, he specializes in methods of causal inference. He also regularly offers courses in multilevel analysis with comparative microdata, panel data analysis, and advanced regression analysis.

Research interests

Research topics:

  • Life course research, esp. transition to adulthood (school-to-work transition, family formation)
  • Unemployment and non-standard employment
  • returns to education
  • Effects of education and work on subjective well-being and health

Research methods:

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Methods of modern causal analysis
  • Multilevel analysis of comparative micro data

Research on countries in:

  • Western/Eastern Europe
  • Middle East
  • Caucasus and Central Asia
  • East Asia

Publications

A detailed list of publications is available for download here

Recent Publications (last 12 months + forthcoming):

Kleinert, C. and M. Gebel (eds.) (forthcoming). Consequences of the corona crisis for social inequalities in Germany. Soziale Welt. (SSCI-listed journal)

Kleinert, C. and M. Gebel (forthcoming). Editorial: Consequences of the corona crisis for social inequalities in Germany. Soziale Welt. (SSCI-listed journal)

Gebel, M. (forthcoming). Causal inference based on non-experimental data in health inequality research. In R. Hoffmann (ed.). Handbook of health inequalities across the life course. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar.

Gebel, M. (forthcoming). Education-to-work transitions and youth’s psychological well-being. In C.-C. Yi and M.-C. Tsai (eds). Journey to adulthood. East Asian perspectives. SAGE Studies in International Sociology. London: SAGE, Chapter 4.

Manzoni, A. and M. Gebel (forthcoming). Young people’s labor market transitions and intergenerational support. Evidence from German panel data. European Sociological Review (SSCI-listed journal)

Fauser, S. and M. Gebel (2023). Labour market dualism and the heterogeneous wage gap for temporary employment: A multilevel study across 30 countries. Socio-Economic Review (SSCI-listed journal) Download (open access!)

Bömmel, N., Kroh, J., Gebel, M. and G. Heineck (2022). Social inclusion as return to education in the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS): Conceptual framework and measurement. NEPS Survey Paper No. 100. Bamberg, Germany: Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, National Educational Panel Study. Download (open access!)

Gebel, M. (2022) 독일 여성고용정책의 최근 동향 (Recent trends of female employment policy in Germany).국제노동브리프 (International Labor Brief) Vol. 20, No. 8. 세종시 시청대로: 한국노동연구원 (Sicheong-daero, Sejong-si: Korea Labor Institute), 9-19. Download (open access!)

Lettau, J., M. Gebel and G. Heineck (2022). Health returns to education across the life course: Measuring health in children and youth at the National Educational Panel Study. NEPS Survey Paper No. 95. Bamberg, Germany: Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, National Educational Panel Study. Download (open access!)

Goldan, J., L. Nusser and M. Gebel (2022). School-related subjective well-being of children with and without special educational needs in inclusive classrooms. Child Indicators Research, 15, 1313–1337. (SSCI-listed journal) Download (open access!)

 

Events

A detailed list of presentations is available for download here

Events from the past 12 months:

[Feb 1, 2023] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The effect of fixed-term contracts on wages. Evidence from comparative panel data analyses" at the Research Colloquium „Analytical Sociology“ at LMU Munich.

[Nov 29, 2022] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "Young people’s labor market transitions and intergenerational support in Germany" at Rostock Demographic Seminar Series at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock.

[Nov 22, 2022] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The effect of fixed-term contracts on wages. Evidence from comparative panel data analyses" at the Research Colloquium „Empirical Social Research“ at the University of Konstanz.

[Sep 22, 2022] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "Social exclusion of Youth in Europe: The multifaceted consequences of labour market insecurity" (Bristol Univ Press, 2021) at the Online Seminar @ESAYouth_RN30.

[Jul 9, 2022] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation at the Author Meets Critics Session on: "Social exclusion of Youth in Europe: The multifaceted consequences of labour market insecurity" (Bristol Univ Press, 2021) at the SASE Conference in Amsterdam.

[May 19, 2022] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on “Young people’s labor market transitions and intergenerational support. Evidence from German panel data." at the COST Action CA17114 YOUNG-IN WG1 Workshop  in Lisbon.

[Apr 22, 2022] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on “The effect of temporary contracts on wages: Evidence from international comparative analyses” at the Research Colloquium of the Department of Sociology in Tilburg.

Teaching

Detailed overview on teaching

Students can find detailed information on current and previous courses on UnivIS