Dr. Christian Schmitt

Dr. Christian Schmitt
Research Associate
Research Infrastructure
German Socio- Economic Panel study
Field(s) of work
Data Operation and Research Data Center (RDC SOEP)
Key activities

International panel-datasets
Birth-biography and twin data (SOEP service)
Fertility dynamics & childlessness
Comparative welfare state analyses & political economy
Comparative labour market research
Life-course studies
Panel analyses and econometrics

    Lectures at DIW Berlin

  • Vortrag Policy Responses to Low Fertility and Aging Society : EWC-KIHASA Joint Conference
    Honululu, USA, 08.12.2016 - 09.12.2016

    Low Fertility, Labor Market, and Family : Factors, Outcomes, and Policy Implications
    Christian Schmitt

  • Vortrag Geschlossene Gesellschaften : 38. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie
    Bamberg, 26.09.2016 - 30.09.2016

    Gender Inequalities and Couple Bargaining on the Division of Labor
    Christian Schmitt, Goesta Esping-Andersen

  • Vortrag European Population Conference : EPC 2016
    Mainz, 31.08.2016 - 03.09.2016

    The Dynamics of Bargaining in Partnerships
    Christian Schmitt, Goesta Esping-Andersen

  • Vortrag SOEP 2016 : 12th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference
    Berlin, 22.06.2016 - 23.06.2016

    The Link between Personality and Fertility - Is It Different for Males and Females?
    Christian Schmitt, C. Katharina Spieß

  • Moderation Spektrum demografischer Forschung in Deutschland: Herausforderungen - Leistungen - Perspektiven : Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Demographie 2015
    Berlin, 16.03.2015 - 18.03.2015

    Session des Deutschen Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung Berlin (DIW)
    Christian Schmitt

  • CV - Short Version

    1993-1996: B.A. (eq.) in Sociology (Prediploma in Sociology), Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg

    1996-1997: Erasmus Scholarship, Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, London.

    1997-2000: M.A. (eq.) in Sociology (Diploma in Sociology), Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg Diploma-Thesis: Alleinlebende im Lebensverlauf (Single Living across the Life-Course).

    2000-2001: Research Associate, State Institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg (ifb).

    Since 2001: Research Associate, German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), DIW Berlin.

    Since 2007: Research Associate, Chair of Sociology & Family Demography (Prof. Heike Trappe), Institute of Sociology & Demography, University of Rostock.

    2004-2008: Ph.D. (eq.) in Sociology (Dr. phil.), University of Bielefeld, International Graduate School in Sociology (IGSS), Dissertation Thesis: The Effects of Labour Market Participation on Fertility Decisions: Gender Differences in Cross-National Perspective" (Summa cum Laude), Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Diewald.

    2009: Visiting Fellow at Yale University, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE), Yale University, New Haven (CT) USA, (July - September)

    2013-2014: Deputy Professor in Sociology & Methods in Social Sciences, Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg