Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig
Institute of Sociology
Empirical Social Structure Analysis and Survey Methodology
Social Inequalities, Perceptions of Social Inequality and Social Justice, Survey- Methodology, Research Data Infrastructures
|2004||Habilitation (Venia: Sociology) at Ludwig Maximilian University of
Doctorate in Sociology (Dr. rer. soc.) at Humboldt Universitaet Berlin
|1992||M.A. in Sociology, Heidelberg University|
|1991||Diploma in Theology, Heidelberg University|
|Since 2019||Professor (W3) of Sociology, Social Structure and Survey Methodology, Institute of Sociology, Freie Universitaet Berlin|
|2018 - 2022||Director of the German Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP) and Member of the Board od Directors of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)|
|2008 - 2019||
Professor (W3) of Sociology, Social Inequality and Social Structure, Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University
|2006 - 2008||Professor (W3) of Sociology, Social Stratification and Inequality University of Duisburg-Essen|
|2005 - 2006||Professor of Sociology, Empirical Research Methods, Trier University|
|2004 - 2005||Deputy Professor of Sociology, Empirical Social Structure Analysis, University of Duisburg-Essen|
|1998 - 2004||Head of the Junior Research Group “Interdisciplinary Social Justice Research” funded by VolkswagenStiftung at HU Berlin (Members: Nicole Jäckle, Alfredo Märker, Steffen Mau, Bernd Ladwig, Holger Lengfeld, Stefan Schlothfeldt).|
|1992 - 1998||Research assistant for methods of empirical social research, Department of Social Science, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin|
Memberships and Professional Activities
|Since 2022||Elected Member of the Academy of Science and Literature Mainz|
|Since 2020||Member of the Commission for Pandemic Research of the German Research Foundation (DFG)|
|2017 - 2022||Member of the German Data Forum (RatSWD)|
|2015 - 2022||
Appointed member (since 2015) and vice-chair (since 2017) of the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures (RfII)
|2010 - 2017||Member of the National Coordinating Team of the European Social Survey, since 2013 National Coordinator Germany|
|2008 - 2015||Member and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German General Social Survey (ALLBUS)|
Associate Editor Soziale Welt (JIF 2022: 0.29)
|Editorial Board Member Social Justice Research (JIF 2021: 1.7)|
|Member of the Advisory Board "Management Revue"|
Ongoing and completed research projects
Longitudinal Study on Refugees from Ukraine in Germany (SUARE): Data infrastructure, health and discrimination (Co-PI: Sabine Zinn), DFG
Perceptions of Inequality and Justice in Europe, (Co-PIs: Thomas Hinz, Guillemina Jasso, Bernhard Kittel), Leibniz Association
|2021-||Changing labor relations through digitization – SOEP-Linked Employer Employee Study Round 2 (Co-PI Wenzel Matiaske), Federal Ministry of Defence|
|2021 - 2022||
KonsortSWD – Consortium for the Social, Behavioral, Educational and Economic Sciences within the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) (Co-PI and Task Area Coordinator), DFG
|2021 - 2022||
Studying Regional Development Dynamics and their Political Consequences: SOEP RegioHub at Bielefeld University Leibniz-Science Campus, (Co-PI: Marco Giesselmann, Simon Kühne), Leibniz Association
|2021||The Spread of the Coronavirus in Germany: Socio-Economic Factors and Consequences (SOEP-CoV) (Co-PI: Simon Kühne), Ministry of Education and Research|
|2016 - 2019||
Structural Conditions of Justice Attitudes over the Lifespan, DFG
|2016 - 2017||European Social Survey (ESS) / German Subsample, Federal Ministry of Education and Research|
|2014 - 2015||European Social Survey (ESS) – European citizens´ attitudes towards society, economy and politics: An international comparative empirical project, DFG|
|2012 - 2013||Linked Employer-Employee-Data based on the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (Co PI: Jürgen Schupp), Leibniz-Association|
|2011 - 2016||
The Legitimation of Inequalities: Structural Conditions of Justice Attitudes over the Lifespan, DFG
|2011 - 2015||Firms and Inequality: Inequality Effects of Temporary Layoffs, DFG|
|2010 - 2013||
Extending the German Research Data Infrastructure: Data Service Center for Business- and Organizational Data at Bielefeld University (DSC-BO), Federal Ministry of Education and Research
|2007 - 2010||
The factorial survey as a method for measuring attitudes in population surveys (Co-PI: Thomas Hinz), DFG
Current key publications
Hoebel, J., M.M. Grabka, C. Schröder, S. Haller, H. Neuhauser, B. Wachtler, L. Schaade, S. Liebig, C. Hövener, S. Zinn (2021). Socioeconomic position and SARS-CoV-2 infections: seroepidemiological findings from a German nationwide dynamic cohort. J Epidemiol Community Health (doi:10.1136/jech-2021-217653).
Adriaans, J., S. Liebig, C. Sabbagh, G. Jasso (2021). What’s in a Word? Just vs. Fair vs. Appropriate Earnings for Self and Others. Social Justice Research, 34(4), 397-427.
Liebig, S., C. Sauer, R. Schunck (2020). Gerechtigkeit und Gesundheit. In Fehlzeiten-Report 2020 (pp. 3-14). Springer, Berlin, Heid,elberg.
Sakshaug, J. W., S. Hülle, A. Schmucker, S. Liebig (2020). Panel Survey Recruitment with or Without Interviewers? Implications for Nonresponse, Panel Consent, and Total Recruitment Bias. Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 8(3), 540-565.
Kühne, S., M. Kroh, S. Zinn, S. Liebig (2020): The need for household panel surveys in times of crisis: The case of SOEP-CoV. Survey Research Methods 14 (doi:10.18148/srm/2020.v14i2.7748).
Giesselmann, M., S. Bohmann, J. Goebel, P. Krause, E. Liebau, D. Richter, D. Schacht, C. Schröder, J. Schupp, S. Liebig (2019). The individual in context(s): Research potentials of the Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) in sociology. European Sociological Review.
Valet, P., J. Adriaans, S. Liebig (2019): Comparing survey data and administrative records on gross earnings: Nonreporting, misreporting, interviewer presence and earnings inequality. Quality & Quantity 53: 471-491.
Goebel, J., M.M. Grabka, S. Liebig, M. Kroh, D. Richter, C. Schröder, J. Schupp (2019). The German socio-economic panel (SOEP). Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 239: 345-360.
Hülle, S., S. Liebig, M.J. May (2018): Measuring attitudes toward distributive justice: The basic social justice orientations scale. Social Indicators Research 136: 663-692.
Liebig, S., C. Sauer (2016): Sociology of justice. In: C. Sabbagh and M. Schmitt (Eds.): Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research, Part I, New York: Springer Science + Business Media: 37-59.
Liebig, S., C. Sauer, S. Friedhoff (2015): Using factorial surveys to study justice perceptions: Five methodological problems of attitudinal justice research. Social Justice Research 28: 415-434.
Schnaudt, C., M. Weinhardt, R. Fitzgerald, S. Liebig (2014). The European Social Survey. Schmollers Jahrbuch 134, 487-506.
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