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Johanna Dämmrich

In March 2016, Johanna Dämmrich successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis: “Gender differences in the labor market. A comparative study of contemporary societies” at the Department of Social and Political Science in the European University Institute. Since June 2011, she is part of the research team on the ERC advanced grant project “Education as a lifelong process – Comparing Educational Trajectories in Modern Societies” (eduLIFE). Within the eduLIFE project she analyses educational and labor market outcomes from a comparative perspective.

From October 2010 to June 2011 Johanna was program coordinator of the Research Network “Transnationalisation and Changing Life Course Inequality in Europe” (TransEurope) and from December 2010 to August 2012 she worked as lecturer at the Chair of Sociology 1 in Bamberg.


Research Themes

International comparison, gender differences, educational inequalities, migration; quantitative data analysis

Peer reviewed articles

  • Dämmrich, J., Kosyakova, Y., and Blossfeld, H.-P. (2015). Gender and job related non formal training: A comparison of 20 countries, in: International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 56(6), 433-459.

  • Kosyakova, Y., Dämmrich, J., and Blossfeld, H.-P. (2016). Participation in formal adult education and its impact on inequality over the life course in contemporary Russia. In: World Studies in Education, 17(1), (accepted February 1, 2016).

Chapters in edited books

Other publications

  • Dämmrich, J. (forthcoming 2016 in English, Spanish and Catalan). Does preschool matter? The role of preschool attendance in the reduction of immigrants’ reading disadvantages in the early school career. Observatorio Social de La Caixa, 1.

Selected presentations


  • Dämmrich, J.  & Triventi M. "From primary school to young adulthood: A cross-national analysis of cognitive competencies and related social inequalities", ECSR Conference, Tallinn, 6-8 September, 2015. 

  • Dämmrich, J. & Blossfeld, H.P. “The gender gap in holding supervisory positions. The role of horizontal gender differences and country-specific characteristics in a cross-national perspective.” Roundtable presentation at the conference ‘(Persistent) inequalities reconsidered: Social origin, education, and social mobility’, Ascona, July 26-31, 2015. 

  • Dämmrich, J., Kosyakova, Y. & Blossfeld, H.P. “How country-specific contexts influence gender patterns of participation in job-related non-formal training across OECD countries.” Presentation at the 2014 Spring Meeting of Research Committee 28 ‘Old and new social divides: social stratification research in the 21st century’, Budapest, May 8-10, 2014. 

  • Dämmrich, J. “The influence of country-specific characteristics on gender segregation of the first job. A comparison of European countries.” Presentation at the conference ‘ECSR European Consortium for Sociological Research – Developments in Social Inequality and Social Cohesion’, Tilburg, Netherlands, October 14-16, 2013.

  • Kosyakova, Y. & Dämmrich, J. “Formal adult education and patterns of inequality on the labor market: evidence from post-Soviet Russia?” Presentation at the ‘ISA-RC28 2013 Spring Meeting’, Trento, May 16-18, 2013.

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