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I am a senior lecturer and researcher in quantitative empirical methods and sociology at the University of Flensburg, where I specialize in gender, family sociology, social inequality, public opinion dynamics, and quantitative methods. Previously, I worked as an interim professor for quantitative methods in empirical social research and social stratification at the University of Flensburg and held positions as a postdoctoral researcher at the German Family Panel (pairfam) and the Data Center of the Research Institute for Social Cohesion at the University of Bremen.

I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (University of Bremen & Jacobs University). I hold M.A. and B.A. degrees in Sociology from the Universities of Hamburg and Mannheim. I have been a visiting fellow at the Department of Sociology at Cornell University and at the International Inequalities Institute at the LSE. My work has been published in Perspectives on Politics, Social Politics, and EPJ Data Science, among others, and has received several prizes, including the Best Paper Award of the German Society for Demography and the European Studies First Article Prize of the Council for European Studies.

You can find my full CV here.



  1. Minkus, Lara, Nicolai Gröpler and Sonja Drobnič (2022): The significance of occupations, family responsibilities, and gender for working from home: Lessons from COVID-19, PLOSone 17(6): e0266393.

  2. Minkus, Lara and Sonja Drobnič (2021): Abortion: Life-Course Stages and Disruptive Life Events, Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 50(3–4): 259–273.

  3. Waitkus, Nora and Lara Minkus (2021): Investigating the Gender Wealth Gap Across Occupational Classes, Feminist Economics, 27(4): 114-147.

  4. Gattig, Alexander and Lara Minkus (2021): Does Marriage Increase Couples’ Life Satisfaction? Evidence Using Panel Data and Fixed-effects Individual Slopes, Comparative Population Studies, 46: 123-147.

  5. Kuhnt, Anne-Kristin, Lara Minkus and Petra Buhr (2021): Uncertainty in Fertility Intentions from a Life Course Perspective: Which Determinants Matter? Journal of Family Research, 33(1): 184–208.

  6. Ehrlich, Ulrike, Lara Minkus and Moritz Hess (2020): Einkommensrisiko Pflege? Der Zusammenhang von familiärer Pflege und Lohn, Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 53(1): 22-28.

  7. Minkus, Lara and Anne Busch-Heizmann (2020): Gender Wage Inequalities Between Historical Heritage and Structural Adjustments: A German-German Comparison Over Time, Social Politics, 27(1): 156–186.

  8. Calanca, Federica, Luiza Sayfullina, Lara Minkus, Claudia Wagner and Eric Malmi (2019): Responsible Team Players Wanted: An Analysis of Soft Skill Requirements in Job Advertisements, EPJ Data Science, 8(13): 1-20.

  9. Minkus, Lara, Emanuel Deutschmann and Jan Delhey (2019): A Trump Effect on the EU's Popularity? The U.S. Presidential Election as a Natural Experiment, Perspectives on Politics, 17(2): 399-416.

  10. Deutschmann, Emanuel and Lara Minkus (2018): Swinging Leftwards: Public Opinion on Economic and Political Integration in Latin America, 1997-2010, Latin American Research Review, 53(1): 38-56.


Minkus, Lara (2023): Disentangling the Components of the Gender Wage Differential, Nomos: Baden-Baden.


Task Force FGZ-Datenzentrum (2022): Gefährdeter Zusammenhalt? Polarisierungs- und Spaltungstendenzen in Deutschland, Bremen: SOCIUM, Forschungsinstitut Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt.

Minkus, Lara (2019): Labor Market Closure and the Stalling of the Gender Pay Gap, SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 1049, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).


Groh-Samberg, Olaf, Carina Cornesse, Jean-Yves Gerlitz, Martin Kroh, Holger Lengfeld, Stefan Liebig, Lara Minkus, Jost Reinecke, David Richter, Richard Traunmüller and Sabine Zinn (2023): German Social Cohesion Panel 2021 – Anchor Persons. Dataset and Documentation. doi:10.60532/scp.2021.ap.v1.

Brüderl, Josef, Sonja Drobnič, Karsten Hank, Franz J. Neyer, Sabine Walper, Philipp Alt, Elisabeth Borschel, Christiane Bozoyan, Madison Garrett, Svenja Geissler, Tita Gonzalez Avilés, Nicolai Gröpler, Kristin Hajek, Michel Herzig, Bernadette Huyer-May, Rüdiger Lenke, Renate Lorenz, Katharina Lutz, Lara Minkus, Timo Peter, Trang Phan, Richard Preetz, Julia Reim, Barbara Sawatzki, Claudia Schmiedeberg, Philipp Schütze, Nina Schumann, Carolin Thönnissen, Katharina Timmermann and Martin Wetzel (2021): The German Family Panel (pairfam). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5678 Data file Version 12.0.0, doi.org/10.4232/pairfam.5678.12.0.0 .

Calanca, Federica, Luiza Sayfullina, Lara Minkus, Eric Malmi and Claudia Wagner (2019): Soft Skills list. GESIS - Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften. Datenfile Version 1.0.0, doi.org/10.7802/1707 .


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Europa-Universität Flensburg
Auf dem Campus 1
D-24943 Flensburg

E-Mail: lara[dot]minkus[at]uni[minus]flensburg[dot]de



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