I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Social Science, Institute of Sociology, University of Duisburg-Essen. My main research interests include topics on ethnic and social inequalities and the role of social relations/capital such as the parents, siblings or peers. I have expertise in the application of longitudinal analytical methods on survey data such as SOEP or Pairfam. I acquired funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the project "The role of older siblings in the educational attainment of children with and without migration background". My work has been published in various well-recognized international journals such as the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Ethnicities, Advances in Life Course Research, European Sociological Review and previously in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

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  • Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, Institut für Soziologie

The following publications are listed in the online university bibliography of the University of Duisburg-Essen. Further information may also be found on the person's personal web pages.

    Journal articles

  • Kohlmeier, Markus; Fischer-Neumann, Marion
    Upward track mobility into academic upper secondary education : Effects of challenging parental expectations, immigrant origin, and older siblings on students' educational choices
    In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility Vol. 90 (2024) 100892
  • Fischer-Neumann, Marion; Böhnke, Petra
    With a Little Help from My Peer Clique : Mitigating the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty
    In: European Sociological Review Vol. 38 (2022) Nr. 5, pp. 799 - 815
  • Fischer-Neumann, Marion; Böhnke, Petra
    Facets of parent–child relations in adulthood and their role in transmitting economic deprivation across generations
    In: Advances in Life Course Research Vol. 48 (2021) 100397