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Jürgen Kohl

Estes-Sirgy About the Authors KohlJürgen Kohl is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Max Weber Institute of Sociology, University of Heidelberg, Germany. He holds a PhD from the Department of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim. Professor Kohl was a visiting professor at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. (1991–1993) and a senior researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (1993–1995). He was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence in 1989–1990 and held fellowships at the Hanse Institute of Advanced Studies and the Marsilius College, University of Heidelberg, where he collaborated in the interdisciplinary research project “Perspectives of ageing in the process of social and cultural change.” His main research interests are in social structure and social change and in political sociology. He specializes in comparative welfare state and social policy research and has published extensively on poverty, pensions, health and labour market issues and European social policy. E-mail: juergenkohl.soz@t-online.de; juergen.kohl@soziologie.uni-heidelberg.de
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