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Prof. Dr. Gundula Zoch

Institut für Sozialwissenschaften  (» Postanschrift)

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Forschung

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Soziale und geschlechtsspezifische Ungleichheit im Lebensverlauf
  • Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie
  • Arbeitsteilung (un-)bezahlter Arbeit
  • Familienpolitik
  • Bildung im Lebensverlauf, insb. Frühkindliche Bildung und Lernen im Erwachsenenalter
  • Entstehung und Veränderungen von Einstellungen
  • Quantitative Methoden

Laufende Projekte

Effects of employment insecurity and job loss  on children’s development

The project investigates how children's early development - as an important basis for further skill acquisition and educational success - is affected by job insecurity or the loss of the mother's job. The focus is on the extent to which labor market disruptions affect the mother's employment biography, mental well-being, and child development at different stages of early childhood in the short and medium term.  The project uses data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS, Start Cohort 1). The project will provide new insights into the mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of social inequality. Against the backdrop of the emerging global negative effects of the Corona crisis on labor markets and working conditions, the question of the impact of families' occupational insecurities on child development is of particular relevance.

Principal Investigators: Gundula Zoch (zusammen mit Corinna Frodermann (IAB) und Mathias Huebener (DIW Berlin))

Finanzierung: Leibniz-Forschungsnetzwerk Bildungspotenziale (LERN)

Start: 1. Oktober 2020

 

Erhebung von Verschwörungsmentalität” & „politische Deprivation” im Nationalen Bildungspanel (NEPS)

Die Gegenwart ist durch zunehmende gesellschaftliche Polarisierung geprägt die unter anderem zum Erfolg populistischer Parteien und neuer Protestbewegungen beiträgt. Insbesondere die Verbreitung von Verschwörungserzählungen und Fake-News sowie die weitere Fragmentierung der (digitalen) Öffentlichkeit stellt Politik und Gesellschaft vor grundlegende Legitimations- und Aushandlungsprobleme. Der soziologischen und sozialpsychologischen Untersuchung von politischen Einstellungen und der damit verbundenen politischen Partizipation kommt daher eine besondere wissenschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Relevanz zu. Vor allem populistische, verschwörungsaffine und autoritäre Einstellungen haben an gesellschaftlicher Relevanz gewonnen. Sie gehen sehr häufig mit einer generellen Unzufriedenheit oder Ablehnung der Demokratie sowie der Abwertung Anderer einher. Vor dem Hintergrund aktueller Trends und Herausforderungen stellt sich daher die Frage, wie und in welchem Kontext die genannten politischen Einstellungen und Bewertungen entstehen, welche sozialen Disparitäten bei ihrer Herausbildung wirksam sind und wie sie die politische und gesellschaftliche Partizipation prägen. Im Zentrum des Vorhabens steht die Frage, welche Bildungsverläufe und erworbenen Kompetenzen mit der Veränderung von politischer Einstellungen und Bewertungen zusammenhängen.

Principal Investigators: Gundula Zoch (zusammen mit Johannes Kiess, Else-Frenkel-Brunswik-Institut für Demokratieforschung/Universität Leipzig)

Finanzierung: CfM des Nationalen Bildungspanel/Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverlaufe

Laufzeit: 2021-2025

 

Kooperationsprojekte

Effects of the Corona pandemic on job-related learning in adult life

The Corona pandemic has affected learning participation, processes, and outcomes across the world. However, most recent reseearch has focused heavily on children and adolescents in initial education. Conversely, the question of how the pandemic has affected learning in adult age, particularly job-related adult education and training (AET), has been largely neglected in public discourse and research. The Corona pandemic has profoundly changed the supply and demand for adult education in a short period of time. Traditional AET in the form of on-site courses has largely collapsed, and many firms have reduced their investment in training. At the same time, new opportunities for professional learning have emerged for some groups of employees due to short-time work, while others had less time because they had to care for their children when working from home. Finally, the crisis led to accelerated digitization, which has created the need for many employees to learn new things quickly. By analysing rich panel data from the National Educational Panel Study (adult cohort), the project will provide evidence on how the pandemic has affected participation in different forms of AET, which learning barriers and opportunities the crisis brought, and how this has changed patterns of social inequality in AET. Since AET will be a key component in mitigating pandemic-related distortions in the labour market, it is important to answer these questions soon in order to derive targeted adult education strategies.

Principal Investigators: Corinna Kleinert (LIfBi)

Kooperationspartner: Gundula Zoch und Martin Ehlert (WZB)

Finanzierung: DFG

Start: Herbst 2021

 

Abgeschlossene Projekte

Expanding Public Childcare Services for Under-threes. An Empirical Investigation of Maternal Employment and Gender Ideologies in East and West Germany

By focusing on a period that saw a major increase in childcare provision in Germany, the project investigates whether the provision of childcare services for under-threes is positively associated with maternal employment and a change towards less traditional gender ideology among parents with young children. By linking rich individual- and household-level data from panel surveys with annual administrative childcare records at the county-level, the project applies a micro-macro approach in order to disentangle compositional differences at the individual-level and childcare policy variations at the macro level. Thus, the project aim at explaining the relationship between childcare provision and maternal employment as well as the formation of gender ideologies more thoroughly than many previous single country or comparative studies. In sum, the results show that public childcare provision was positively associated with a change in gender ideologies, as well as shorter employment interruptions and a higher likelihood of employment participation and more working hours among mothers, particularly in West Germany.

Principal Investigators: Gundula Zoch

Finanzierung: BAGSS / DFG

Laufzeit: 2014-2017

(Stand: 14.09.2021)