European Academy of Sociology - Fellows


Prof. Dr. Johannes J. Huinink

EMPAS- Institute for Applied and Empirical Sociology
University of Bremen
FVG Mitte
D-28359 Bremen

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Prof. Dr. Johannes J. Huinink

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology

Johannes J, Huinink was born in 1952 in Greven, Westfalia, Germany.He studies Mathematics and Sociology at the universities of Münster and Bielefeld;he received his PhD at the University of Bielefeld (1986) and his Habilitation at the University of Berlin (1994). He held chairs of Sociology at the universities of Leipzig and Rostock he holds a chair in Sociology (Social Structure) at the University of Bremen since 2003.
His research interests lie in the fields of theoretical model building and empirical research in Sociology. He started his academic career with conceptual work on issues of Mathematical Sociology (modelling social processes and sociological multi-level analysis) and empirical research methods as well as methods of sociological data analysis. He particularly investigated fertility patterns and their change between cohorts. He broadened this cohort analytical research agenda moving to life course analysis and using individual level information from retrospective surveys and panel studies. Research fields are now family dynamics, migration, occupational careers, and social mobility.
He is co-editor of BIOS, Comparative Population Studies, and Zeitschrift für Familienforschung. Among his publications are: Human Capital Investments or Norms of Role Transition? How Women's Schooling and Career Affect the Process of Family Formation. American Journal of Sociology (with H.-P. Blossfeld) (1991); Warum noch Familie? (1995); Prospects of Labor Division within Pair Relationships: Housework in Eastern and Western Germany. In: S. Drobnic and J. Treas, Judith (eds.): Men, Women, and Household Work in Cross-National Perspective (with A. Röhler) (2010); he has edited (with W. Heinz and A. Weymann) The Life Course Reader: Individuals and Society across Time. (2009).