Florian Hertel
Lacuna Lab - Florian Hertel

Florian is a sociologist studying social inequality mostly from in international, comparative perspective. He is interested in understanding the causes and effects of social inequality in postindustrial societies exploiting differences among stratification systems. Employing quantitative analysis and social class schemes for the description of contemporary and past inequality, Florian researches social mobility to describe the role of inequality during childhood for educational attainment and occupational positioning later in life. Besides studying how inequality is reproduced over generations, recently he began to analyze the impact of inequality on political orientation and attitudes. A more methodological interest of Florian addresses questions regarding the measurement of social position and, in particlar, concepts of social class. Only recently, he ventured into the the quantitative description of socioeconomic inequality in several European countries at the intersection of race, class and gender.