Dr. Arne Bethmann

University of Mannheim
Post Doctoral Researcher

A5, 6
entrance C, room 214

Phone: +49 (0)621 181-2068
E-mail: bethmann[at]uni-mannheim.de
Office Hours: by appointment


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Research Interests

Sociology of the Family, Labour Market Sociology, Social Inequality, Generalized Latent Variable Modeling, Data Quality Management, Sampling


Arne Bethmann studied social sciences at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) from 2000 to 2007 (Dipl.-Sozialwirt / MA) specializing in empirical social research. In 2007 he was awarded the Dissertation Prize of the Social Science Research Centre of the FAU for his master thesis. In 2013 he completed his PhD at the FAU with a thesis on “Aspects of Occupation and Family in Economic Insecurity”.

Since August 2014 Arne Bethmann has been a post doctoral researcher at the Chair of Statistics and Methodology (Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter) at the University of Mannheim. In addition he is a senior researcher at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). In this context he works at the Research Department Panel Study "Labour Market and Social Security" (PASS) since 2008. He also serves as Head of IABs Working Group on Data Quality since 2015.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Beste J, Bethmann A, Gundert S (2014): Sozialstruktur und Lebensumstände: Materielle und soziale Lage der ALG-II-Empfänger. IAB-Kurzbericht, 24/2014, Nürnberg
  • Bethmann A (2013): Occupational change and status mobility. The detrimental effects of unemployment and the loss of occupation specific human capital. Journal for Labour Market Research, 46 (4), 307-319
  • Trappmann M, Beste J, Bethmann A, Müller G (2013): The PASS panel survey after six waves. Journal for Labour Market Research, 46 (4), 275-281
  • Bethmann A, Berngruber A (2012): Decision making within couples in deprived circumstances concerning major purchases and leisure time activities. Journal of Family Research, 24 (3) 319-343 (in German)
  • Bethmann A (2011): Involuntary Absent Fathers? Separated Fathers with Disputed Child
    Custody or Visitation Rights. Journal for sociology of education and socialization, 31 (2), 169-185 (in German)