University of Cologne, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor, Methods of Empirical Social and Economic Research, University of Cologne, Germany
Social research, statistics, and multivariate methods, social inequality, labor market research, social and family policy
Lecturer, Assistant Professor, and Professor, University of Bielefeld (1980–2003)
PhD, University of Frankfurt/Main, 1983
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).
Panel data provide an efficient and cost-effective means to measure changing behaviors and attitudes over timeHans-Jürgen Andreß, April 2017Stability and change are essential elements of social reality and economic progress. Cross-sectional surveys are a means of providing information on specific issues at a particular point in time, though without providing any information about the prevailing stability. Limited information on change can be obtained by retrospective questioning, but this is often impaired by “recall bias.” However, valid information on change is essential for assessing whether phenomena such as poverty are permanent or only temporary. Panel data analyses can address these problems as well as provide an essential tool for effective policy design.MoreLess