Thomas Leopold

Thomas Leopold, Dr.

Dr. Thomas Leopold is Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at University of Amsterdam. Before coming to Amsterdam, he completed a PhD in sociology (2008-2012) at the University of Bamberg and a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012-2013) at the European University Institute. His research interests are in family sociology, comparative research, social stratification, life course research, and demography. Leopold has published extensively in top-tier journals. Methodological expertise he will bring to the project include comparative methods, demographic methods, and methods of causal analysis. Particularly relevant to the activities of WP 1 is his professional experience as a research associate in the National Educational Panel Study (2008-2012), in which he focused on large-scale assessments of educational careers.


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University of Amsterdam,
The Netherlands


Stojmenovska, D., Bol, T., & Leopold, T. (in press): Does Diversity Pay? A Replication of Herring. American Sociological Review.
Leopold, L., Leopold, T., & Lechner, C. (2017): Do Immigrants Suffer More From Job Loss? Unemployment and Subjective Well-Being in Germany. Demography 54: 231-257.

Leopold, T., & Kalmijn, M. (2016): Is Divorce More Painful When Couples Have Children? Evidence From Long-Term Panel Data on Multiple Domains of Well-Being. Demography, 53: 1717-1742

Leopold, T., & Skopek, J. (2015). The Demography of Grandparenthood: An International Profile. Social Forces, 94, 801–832.

Leopold, T., & Lechner, C. (2015). Parents’ Death and Adult WellBeing: Gender, Age and Adaptation to Filial Bereavement. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77, 747–760.