Marcel Raab

About Marcel Raab

Marcel Raab is research fellow in the research group Demography and Inequality at the research group Demography and Inequality at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Bamberg. His research interests include family sociology, social demography, life course sociology, and stratification.

Sibling Similarity in Family Formation

Sibling data have been widely used to analyze the impact of family background on status attainment. To a lesser extent, they have been utilized for examining family-of-origin effects on demographic outcomes, such as leaving the parental home, union formation, and fertility. This research gap is surprising in view of the increased interest in the interdependencies between demographic processes among family members and their role in the (re‑)production of social inequality across generations. We address this issue in our recently published paper on sibling similarities in family formation.

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