Sub-Project II

Pathways into the Labour Market

PD Dr. Friedhelm Pfeiffer
is deputy head of the research department "Labour Markets and Social Insurance", ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research. In addition, Friedhelm Pfeiffer is a lecturer at the University of Mannheim, Department of Economics. Since 2009, Friedhelm Pfeiffer is a member of the section Economics of Education of the German Economic Association, since 2010 a member of the Mannheim Advisory Council on Education. In his research, Friedhelm Pfeiffer examines human capital formation over the life cycle, intergration in labor markets and the efficiency of education and labour market policies.

Prof. Dr. Petra Deger
held various posts as a stand-in professor as well as a post as Professor of general sociology at the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen, before taking up the position as Professor for sociology at the Heidelberg University of Education. She lectures and researches in particular in the field of educational sociology.

Dr. Katrin Sommerfeld
is a researcher and project leader at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research. Sommerfeld completed her PhD in labour market economics at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, whereby she investigated the various microeconomic aspects of wage inequality in Germany.

Corinna Uebel, M.A.
studied sociology with business studies at the University of Mannheim and Heidelberg University. She specialised in sociological aspects of training and labour markets. During her studies Uebel freelanced for the Heidelberg Office for Schools and Training. Since October 2015, Uebel has been responsible for the management of the transition from school to employment in the Regional Training Office in Heidelberg.

Martin Lange (M.Sc.)
studied economics at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at the University of Mannheim. He has been a researcher at ZEW since September 2015 in the Research Department "Labour Markets and Social Insurance". Lange's research interests include migration, the job offer behaviour of individuals, as well as the effects of labour market policies on incomes and employment.