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Prof. Dr. Norbert F. Schneider

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Education

  • 1976 - 1982: Studies in Sociology, Psychology and Education, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany
  • 1982: Diplom Degree, Sociology, Study Focus: Population Science, Otto-Friedrich Universität-Bamberg, Germany
  • 1986: Dr., Otto-Friedrich Universität-Bamberg, Germany
  • 1994: Habilitation, Otto-Friedrich Universität-Bamberg, Germany
    Habilitation Treatise: Familie und private Lebensführung in West- und Ostdeutschland [Family and Private Life in West and East Germany]

Professional Background

  • 1982 - 1983: Researcher at the Otto-Friedrich Universität-Bamberg, Germany
  • 1985 - 1987: Managing Director of the »Gesellschaft für sozialverträgliche Innovation und Technologie« (XIT), Nürnberg, Germany
  • 1987: Researcher at the Department of Empirical Sociology, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • 1988 - 1995: Assistant Professor at the Otto-Friedrich Universität-Bamberg, Germany
  • 1990: Research Stay at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary
  • 1994: Visiting Lecturer at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary
  • 1995 - 1997: Department Leader and Deputy Director at the State Institute for Family Research, Bamberg (ifb), Germany
  • 1997 - 2009: Full Professor for Sociology at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • Since April 2009: Director of the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 2009 - 2010 (winter semester): Visiting Professor at the Universität Wien, Austria
  • Since April 2009: Visiting Professor at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • Since March 2012: Honorary Professor for Sociology at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 2013 and 2016 (summer semester): Visiting Professor at the Universität Wien, Austria

Memberships and Activities in Scientific Associations

  • Since 1986: Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) [German Sociological Association]
  • 1992 - 1996: Spokesperson of the DGS Section »Family and Youth Sociology«
  • Since 1997: Member of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
  • 2002 - 2012: Member of the Executive Board of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR)
  • 2008 - 2010: President of the ESFR
  • 2007 - 2009: Member of the Executive Committee of the European Sociological Association (ESA)
  • Since 2009: Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) [German Society for Demography]
  • Since 2016: Member of the board and Vice President of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) [German Society for Demography]

Publishing Activities

  • Since 1998: Co-Publisher of the »Journal of Family Research – Zeitschrift für Familienforschung«
  • Since 2008: Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Journal »Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung«
  • Since 2009: Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Journal »Family Science«
  • Since 2009: Co-Publisher of the Book Series »Der Mensch als soziales und personales Wesen«
  • Since 2009: Co-Publisher of the Book Series »Familie und Gesellschaft«
  • Since 2009: Publisher of the Open Access Journal »Comparative Population Studies – Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft« (CPoS)

Consulting Experience

  • 2003 - 2011: Member of the State Advisory Board for Family Policy of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Since 2007: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Athenaeum Centre for Family Studies and Research of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
  • Since 2010: Member of the State Advisory Board on Demography of Saxony-Anhalt
  • Since 2010: Member of the Expert Advisory Board on Demography of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI)
  • 2010 - 2012: Member of the Expert Committee for the 8th Family Report of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

  • 1984–1986: Graduation scholarship by the Free State of Bavaria
  • 1997–1999, 1998–1999, 1999–2002: Grant of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)
  • 1999–2001: Grant of the Bavarian State Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Family Affairs and Women (BStMAS)
  • 2004: Grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • 2004–2005: Grant of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • 2004–2006: Grant of the State Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Health and Demography of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • 2006–2008: Grant of the European Commission

Selected Publications

  • Schneider, Norbert F. (2015): Familie in Westeuropa. Von der Institution zur Lebensform. In: Paul B. Hill und Johannes Kopp (eds.): Handbuch Familiensoziologie. Wiesbaden: Springer: 21-53
  • Schneider, Norbert F. (2015): Die räumliche Dimension der Herstellung von Familie. In: Karin Jurczyk, Andreas Lange und Barbara Thiessen (eds.): Doing Family - Familienalltag heute. Warum Familienleben nicht mehr selbstverständlich ist. Weinheim: Beltz Juventa: 208-221
  • Schneider, Norbert F. und Silvia Ruppenthal (2014): Familie in Zeiten veränderter beruflicher Mobilitätsanforderungen. In: Rosemarie Nave-Herz (eds.): Familiensoziologie – Ein Lehr- und Studienbuch. München: Oldenbourg: 80-91
  • Schneider, Norbert F. (2013): Familie – Zwischen traditioneller Institution und individuell gestalteter Lebensform. In: Stefan Hradil (eds.): Deutsche Verhältnisse. Eine Sozialkunde. Frankfurt am Main: Campus: 94-120
  • Schneider, Norbert F.; Naderi, Robert; Ruppenthal, Silvia (2012): Familie in Deutschland nach dem gesellschaftlichen Umbruch. Sind Ost-West-Differenzierungen in der Familienforschung zwanzig Jahre nach der Wiedervereinigung noch sinnvoll? In: Huinink, Johannes; Kreyenfeld, Michaela; Trappe, Heike (eds.): Familie und Partnerschaft in Ost- und Westdeutschland. Ähnlich und doch immer noch anders. Zeitschrift für Familienforschung, Sonderheft 9: 29-53

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