Hans-Jürgen Andreß

University of Cologne, Germany

I think World of Labor is a useful way to quickly learn the latest state of research on a wide range of issues in labor policy. I am happy I could contribute to this exciting project (Sadly the author passed away in 2020 but we are very grateful for his highly valuable contribution to the IZA World of Labor)

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, Methods of Empirical Social and Economic Research, University of Cologne, Germany

Research interest

Social research, statistics, and multivariate methods, social inequality, labor market research, social and family policy

Past positions

Lecturer, Assistant Professor, and Professor, University of Bielefeld (1980–2003)


PhD, University of Frankfurt/Main, 1983

Selected publications

  • Applied Panel Data Analysis for Economic and Social Surveys. Berlin, Heidelberg 2013: Springer (with Katrin Golsch and Alexander W. Schmidt).

  • “Wer nicht arbeitet, soll auch nicht essen! Eine Vignettenanalyse zur Bestimmung eines Einkommensmindestbedarfs.” Zeitschrift für Sozialreform 61:2 (2015) 171–198 (with K. Hörstermann).

  • “The economic consequences of divorce in Germany: What has changed since the turn of the millennium?” Comparative Population Studies 40: 3 (2015) 277–312 (with M. Bröckel).

  • “Needed but not liked. The impact of labor market policies on natives’ opinions about immigrants.” International Migration Review 47:2 (2013) 374–413.

  • “Income or living standard and health in Germany: different ways of measurement of relative poverty with regard to self-rated health.” International Journal of Public Health 56:373 (2011) (with T. Pförtner and C. Janssen).