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Dr. Heiko Rüger

Senior Research Fellow

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Education

  • 1998 - 2005: Studies in Sociology, Political Sciences and Economics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • 2005: M.A., Sociology, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • 2012: Dr., University Medical Centre of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
    Doctoral Thesis: Überschuldung, soziale Unterstützung und Gesundheit – Eine explorative quantitative Untersuchung aus der Sicht von Sozialmedizin und Public Health [Over-Indebtedness, Social Support and Health – An Explorative Quantitative Analysis from the Perspective of Social Medicine and Public Health]
  • 2017: Habilitation, Venia Legendi for sociology, Faculty 02 Social Sciences, Media and Sport, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
    Habilitation Treatise: Räumliche Mobilität, Familie und Gesellschaft. Quantitative Analysen zum Zusammenhang von berufsbezogener räumlicher Mobilität mit Familie, Beruf und Lebensqualität [Spatial mobility, family and society. Quantitative analyses of the relationship between work-related spatial mobility and family, career and quality of life]

Professional Background

  • 2006 - 2009: Assistant Lecturer at the University Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • 2007 - 2008: Researcher (Project Collaborator) and Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • Since 2007: Researcher at the Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine of the University Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • 2008 - 2009: Researcher at the Department of Sociology, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • Since August 2009: Researcher at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Since 2014: Assistant Lecturer at the University Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • May - June 2016: Visiting Scholar, The University of Edinburgh, UK, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR)

Memberships and Activities in Scientific Associations

  • 2008 - 2015: Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Arbeitsmedizin und Umweltmedizin (DGAUM) [German Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine]
  • Since 2010: Member of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)
  • Since 2011: Member of the European Sociological Association (ESA)
  • Since 2011: Member of the ESA Research Networks (RN) 13 »Sociology of Families and Intimate Lives«
  • Since 2012: Member of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR)
  • Since 2013: Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) [German Society for Demography]
  • Since 2016: Member of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) [German Sociological Association]

Reviewing Activities

  • Scientific Journals: Zeitschrift für Soziologie; Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy; Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie; Comparative Population Studies (CPoS)

Selected Publications

  • Wiernik, Brenton M.; Rüger, Heiko; Ones, Deniz S. (Eds.) (2018): Managing Expatriates. Success Factors in Public and Private Domains. Series on Population Studies, Volume 50. Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Barbara Budrich Publishers
  • Rüger, Heiko; Pfaff, Simon; Weishaar, Heide; Wiernik, Brenton M. (2017): Does perceived stress mediate the relationship between commuting and health-related quality of life? In: Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 50: 100-108 [DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2017.07.005] [online]
  • Rüger, Heiko; Viry, Gil (2017): Work-related Travel over the Life Course and Its Link to Fertility: A Comparison between Four European Countries. In: European Sociological Review 33,5: 645-660 [DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcx064] [online]
  • Rüger, Heiko; Sulak, Harun (2017): Wochenendpendeln von Erwerbstätigen in Deutschland: Analysen mit den Mikrozensen 1991 bis 2012. In: Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planning 75: 413–427 [DOI: 10.1007/s13147-017-0496-x]
  • Rüger, Heiko; Schulze, Alexander (2015): Zusammenhang von beruflicher Pendelmobilität mit Stresserleben und Gesundheit. Bestehen Unterschiede nach soziodemografischen Gruppen? In: Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung 11,1: 27-33 [DOI: 10.1007/s11553-015-0521-2] [LINK]

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