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Sander Wagner

Research Associate

Sander is a quantitative sociologist and sociodemographer. Since 2021 he is a Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science. Before he worked as a researcher at ENSAE/CREST and INED and finished his PhD at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.


Sander is interested in how social stratification and demographic processes interact as well as intergenerational mobility. His current research focuses in particular on the labour-market consequences of motherhood as well as on how demographic processes affect wealth inequality. He is currently Principal Investigator of a DFG-ANR grant "Labour Market Consequences of Motherhood" using French and German social security data to comparatively study motherhood penalties. 


Methodologically Sander is interested in causal inference methods as well as in unlocking new data sources. The resulting projects range from making national registry datasets more accessible for comparative studies, to looking at residential discrimination with novel sharing economy data, to digitizing historical demography data to better understand fertilty in times of the Spanish flu.


Current projects include:

- Labour Market Consequences of Motherhood - Cross-Country Comparative Study using Registry Data

- Demography and Wealth Stratification

- Lessons from the 1918 Spanish Flu

- Discrimination in the Sharing Economy




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    Full list of publications Google Scholar here

    The Wealth of Parents: Trends Over Time in Assortative Mating Based on Parental Wealth

    Sander Wagner, Diederik Boertin, Mette Gortz

    Demography volume 57, pages1809–1831 (2020)

    1 December 2020

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