Dr. Till Kaiser

Room: IB 4/173
Phone: +49 234 32 - 27182
Office hours by appointment

  • (Educational-)Inequalities
  • Work, Family and Well-Being
  • Loneliness
  • Krasko, J., & Kaiser, T. (2022). The Dark Triad in a German Representative Sample. Factor Structure, Measurement Invariance, and Reference Values of the Naughty Nine. Diagnostica.
  • Li, J., Bünning, M., Kaiser, T., & Hipp, L. (2022). Who suffered most? Parental stress and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. JFR–Journal of Family Research, 34(1), 281-309.
  • Hawkley, L. C., Buecker, S., Kaiser, T., & Luhmann, M. (2022). Loneliness from young adulthood to old age: Explaining age differences in loneliness. International journal of behavioral development, 46(1), 39-49.
  • Luhmann, M., Buecker, S., Kaiser, T., & Beermann, M. (2021). Nothing going on? Exploring the role of missed events in changes in subjective well‐being and the big five personality traits. Journal of Personality, 89(1), 113-131.
  • Buecker, S., Horstmann, K. T., Krasko, J., Kritzler, S., Terwiel, S., Kaiser, T., & Luhmann, M. (2020). Changes in daily loneliness for German residents during the first four weeks of the COVID-   19 pandemic. Social Science & Medicine, 265
  • Kaiser, T., Hennecke, M., & Luhmann, M. (2020). The interplay of domain-and life satisfaction in predicting life events. PloS one, 15(9), e0238992.
  • Hawkley, L., Wroblewski, K., Kaiser, T., Luhmann, M., Schumm, P.L.L. (2019). Are U.S. older adults getting lonelier? Age, period, and cohort differences. Psychology and Aging, 34 8), 1144-1157.
  • Li J., Kaiser, T., Pollmann-Schult M., Strazdins. L. (2019). Long work hours of mothers and fathers are linked to increased risk for overweight and obesity among preschool children: Longitudinal evidence from Germany. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 73, 723-729.
  • Kaiser, T., Li J., Pollmann-Schult M. (2019). The reproduction of educational inequalities - do parenting and child behaviour problems matter?. Acta Sociologica 62(4), 420-439.
  • Kaiser, T., Li J., Pollmann-Schult M. (2019). Evening and night work schedules and children's social and emotional well-being. Community, Work & Family 22(2), 167-182.
  • Kaiser, T., Li J., Pollmann-Schult M., Song AY. (2017). Poverty and Child Behavioral Problems: The Mediating Role of Parenting and Parental Well-Being. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(9), 981.
  • Kaiser, T. (2017). Socioeconomic status, parenting and conscientiousness: the unequal development of children's focus. Journal of Family Studies. Vol. 23, Issue 1, 62-85.
  • Kaiser, T. & Schneickert, C. (2016). Cultural participation, personality and educational inequalities. Sociological Research Online, 21 (3), 14.
  • Kaiser, T. & Diewald, M. (2014). Social origin, conscientiousness, and school grades: Does early socialization of the characteristics orderliness and focus contribute to the reproduction of social inequality?. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 38, 93-105.
  • Kaiser, T. & Diewald, M. (2014). Ordentliche Arbeiterkinder, konzentrierte Mittelschichtkinder?. KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 66(2), 243-265.
  • Acta Sociologica
  • Advances in Life Course Research
  • British Journal of Psychology
  • Demography
  • European Journal of Social Psychology
  • European Sociological Review
  • Frontiers in Sociology
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
  • Infant Behavior and Development
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • International Sociology
  • Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie
  • Learning and Individual Differences
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
  • Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie | Swiss Journal of Sociology
  • Social Forces
  • Social Psychological and Personality Science
  • Soziale Welt
  • SSM - Population Health
  • Zeitschrift für Familienforschung | Journal of Family Research

04/2017 –

Research Associate (Postdoc)
Psychological Methods
Ruhr University Bochum

04/2017 – 12/2019

Visiting researcher
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
President's Project Group

2015 – 03/2017

Research Associate (Postdoc)
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
President's Project Group

  • Project “The 24/7 Economy and the Health and Wellbeing of Family and Children in Germany”


2011 - 2015

Research Associate
CRC 882 "From Heterogeneities to Inequalities"
Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University

  • Project “Social Closure and Hierarchization: Contextual Conditions of Unequal Developmental Opportunities in Early Phases of Life“

2015    Dr. phil., Bielefeld University

  • Title of Dissertation: “How personality contributes to the (re-)production of social inequality - The unequal development of conscientiousness and its relevance in the intergenerational transmission of educational inequalities”

2011    Master of Arts, Sociology, Bielefeld University

2008    Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, Bielefeld University