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Karl Ulrich Mayer

Karl Ulrich Mayer

Stanley B. Resor Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Professor, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University; Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute of Human Development

Biography

Karl Ulrich Mayer. Director Emeritus Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin; Stanley B. Resor Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Yale University; Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow 2017, European University Institute, Florence; Visiting Professor New York University at Abu Dhabi 2015-2017; Past President Leibniz Association 2010-2014; Chair, Scientific Committee of the German National Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat). Member/ Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, British Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina – German Academy of Sciences, Berlin- Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea. Research areas: social stratification and mobility, life course and social change, social demography, methods of social research, sociology of science. Selected publications: Quality of Life or Just Society? Halle: 2017; An observatory for life courses: Populations, countries, institutions, and history. Research in Human Development, 12, 196–201 (2015) doi:10.1080/15427609.2015.1068051; (Ed.). Social change and life courses in Germany since 1920s: Contributions from the German Life History Study [Special Issue]. European Sociological Review, 31(2), (2015). Moving on? A growth-curve-analysis of occupational career progression patterns in West Germany. Social Forces, 92, 1285-1312. doi:10.1093/sf/sou002 (2014) (with A. Manzoni and J. Härkönen); Die Wendegeneration: Lebensverläufe des Jahrgangs 1971. Frankfurt a. M.: Campus 2009 (with E. Schulze).