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I’m an empirical social researcher using quantitative data analysis and causal inference methods to study the formation and development of social inequality over the life course. I'm particularly interested in the role of specific life events (e.g., childbirth) in this process as well as in social stratification in childhood and its determinants.

Currently, I'm co-heading a DFG-funded project on the effects of parenthood on health behavior located at the University of Cologne, Germany. I'm also a Research Affiliate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.

Over the years, I've had the pleasure of teaching a variety of substantive and methodological courses. The latter include multiple national and international workshops on causal inference, causal mediation analysis, and quasi-experimental research designs.

My CV in PDF format is available here and a short resume here.


Michael Kühhirt
University of Cologne
Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology
Universitätsstraße 24
50939 Cologne

Email: michael.kuehhirt[theusual]uni-koeln[a dot]de
Phone: +49 (0) 221 470 3363