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SOEP alumn Jule Adriaans awarded Peter A. Berger Prize by the German Sociological Association

News of April 17, 2024

Dr. Jule Adriaans was awarded the Peter A. Berger Prize 2024 for her dissertation on “Distributive Justice: Definition, Determinants, and Consequences of the Justice of Earnings.” After Adriaans, a SOEP doctoral candidate (2018-2022), completed her PhD at the University of Bielefeld, she accepted a postdoc position at its Faculty of Sociology. Her work focuses mainly on income inequality and justice, with a comparative European perspective.

In “How do my earnings compare? Pay referents and just earnings” (joint with Philipp Simon Eisnecker), which was recently published in the European Sociological Review, she uses SOEP data and combines it with regional earnings data from Federal and State Statistical Offices.

The “Social Inequality and Social Structure Analysis” section of the German Sociological Association awards the Peter A. Berger Section Prize for outstanding dissertations every two years. The prize is intended to recognize the special importance of early-career researchers working on social inequality and social structure analysis.