Patrick Präg

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I work as an assistant professor of sociology at CREST/ENSAE, am a faculty member of the department of economics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris, and I’m an associate member of Oxford University’s Nuffield College.

I do research on social stratification, social demography, health and wellbeing, and work and family reconciliation. In my work, I mostly use quantitative methods and survey data. I have a PhD from the ICS/University of Groningen.

Below is a list of my publications. If you want to find out more about me and my work: This is my Google Scholar profile. This is my Open Science Framework profile. Follow me on Twitter. This is a collection of Stata commands I have found useful at some point. This is a collection of chocolate bar reviews I wrote (in German). Find my contact details at the bottom of the page.

Publications

Working papers

  1. Präg, Patrick, Katia Begall, and Judith Treas: “Understanding the Marriage–Cohabitation Gap in Income Pooling. Evidence from 29 European Countries,” available at SocArXiv. Replication materials at OSF. Coverage at the Institute for Family Studies blog.

  2. Potente, Cecilia, Patrick Präg, and Christiaan Monden: “Does Children’s Education Improve Parental Health and Longevity? Causal Evidence from Great Britain,” available at SocArXiv. Replication materials at OSF.

  3. Präg, Patrick, and Alexi Gugushvili: “Intergenerational Social Mobility and Self-Rated Health in Europe, available at SocArXiv. Replication materials at OSF.

Journal articles

  1. Präg, Patrick, Nina-Sophie Fritsch, and Lindsay Richards, 2021: “Intragenerational Social Mobility and Wellbeing in Great Britain. A Biomarker Approach,” Social Forces, forthcoming. Available at SocArXiv. Replication materials at OSF.

  2. Ersanilli, Evelyn, and Patrick Präg, 2021: “Fixed-Term Work Contracts and Anti-Immigration Attitudes. A Novel Test of Ethnic Competition Theory,” Socio-Economic Review, forthcoming. Available at SocArXiv. Replication materials at OSF.

  3. Mäcken, Jana, Patrick Präg, Moritz Hess, and Lea Ellwardt, 2021: “Educational Inequalities in Labor Market Exit of Older Workers in 15 European Countries,” Journal of Social Policy. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website (open access). Replication materials at OSF.

  4. Präg, Patrick, and Alexi Gugushvili, 2021: “Subjective Social Mobility and Health in Germany,” European Societies 23(4), pp. 464-486. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website. Replication materials at OSF.

  5. Ellwardt, Lea, and Patrick Präg, 2021: “Heterogeneous Mental Health Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom,” Scientific Reports 11(15958), pp. 1-7. Available at medRxiv and the publisher website (open access). Previous version in the CREST Working Paper Series. Replication materials at OSF. Media coverage at The Financial.

  6. Grätz, Michael, Kieron Barclay, Øyvind Wiborg, Torkild Lyngstad, Aleksi Karhula, Jani Erola, Patrick Präg, Thomas Laidley, and Dalton Conley, 2021: “Sibling Similarity in Education across and within Societies,” Demography 58(3), pp. 1011-1037. Available at the publisher website (open access). Previous versions available as a MPIDR Working Paper and in the Stockholm Research Reports in Demography series.

  7. Paskov, Marii, Patrick Präg, and Lindsay Richards, 2021: “Does Downward Social Mobility Make People More Hostile Towards Immigrants?,” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 72 (100543), pp. 1-11. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website. Replication materials at OSF. Coverage at the A Correction podcast.

  8. Gugushvili, Alexi, and Patrick Präg, 2021: “Intergenerational Social Mobility and Health in Russia. Mind over Matter?,” Advances in Life Course Research 47 (100390), p. 1-13. Available at the publisher website (open access).

  9. Präg, Patrick, 2020: “Subjective Socioeconomic Status Predicts Self-Rated Health Irrespective of Objective Family Socioeconomic Background,” Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 48(7), pp. 707-714. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website (open access). Replication materials at OSF.

  10. Präg, Patrick, Seongsoo Choi, and Christiaan Monden, 2020: “The Sibsize Revolution in International Context. Declining Social Disparities in the Number of Siblings in 26 Countries,” Demographic Research 43(17), pp. 461-500. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website (open access). Replication materials at OSF.

  11. Beham, Barbara, Sonja Drobnič, Patrick Präg, Andreas Baierl, and Suzan Lewis, 2020: “Work-to-Family Enrichment and Gender Inequalities in Eight European Countries,” International Journal of Human Resource Management 31(5), pp. 589-610. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website.

  12. Präg, Patrick, and Lindsay Richards, 2019: “Intergenerational Social Mobility and Allostatic Load in Great Britain,” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 73(2), pp. 100–105. (Lead article, “chosen by the editor to be of special interest or importance.”) Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website. Replication materials at OSF. Writeup at The Conversation.

  13. Präg, Patrick, 2019: “Visualizing Individual Outcomes of Social Mobility Using Heatmaps,” Socius 5, pp. 1–2, available at SocArXiv and the publisher website (open access). Replication materials at OSF.

  14. Barbara Beham, Sonja Drobnič, Patrick Präg, Andreas Baierl, and Janin Eckner, 2019: “Part-Time Work and Gender Inequality in Europe. A Comparative Analysis of Satisfaction with Work–Life Balance,” European Societies 21(3), pp. 378–402. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website.

  15. Präg, Patrick and Melinda Mills, 2017: “Cultural Determinants Influence Assisted Reproduction Usage in Europe More than Economic and Demographic Factors,” Human Reproduction 32(11), pp. 2305–2314. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website (open access). Replication materials and data at OSF. Press release.

  16. Präg, Patrick, Rafael Wittek, and Melinda Mills, 2017: “The Educational Gradient in Self-Rated Health in Europe. Does the Doctor–Patient Relationship Make a Difference?,” Acta Sociologica 60(4), pp. 325–341. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website. Replication materials at OSF.

  17. Präg, Patrick, and SV Subramanian, 2017: “Educational Inequalities in Self-Rated Health across US States and European Countries,” International Journal of Public Health 62(6), pp. 709–716. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website (open access). Replication materials at OSF. Blog post about the article.

  18. Präg, Patrick, Melinda Mills, and Rafael Wittek, 2016: “Subjective Socioeconomic Status and Health in Cross-National Comparison,” Social Science and Medicine 149, pp. 84–92. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website. Replication materials at OSF. Received the Aage B. Sørensen Award at the 2014 RC28 Spring Meeting in Budapest.

  19. Präg, Patrick, Melinda Mills, and Rafael Wittek, 2014: “Income and Income Inequality as Social Determinants of Health. Do Social Comparisons Play a Role?,” European Sociological Review 30(2), pp. 218–229. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website.

  20. Ellwardt, Lea, Sascha Peter, Patrick Präg, and Nardi Steverink, 2014: “Social Contacts of Older People in 27 European Countries. The Role of Welfare Spending and Economic Inequality,” European Sociological Review 30(4), pp. 413–430. Available at the publisher website.

  21. Beham, Barbara, Sonja Drobnič, and Patrick Präg, 2014: “The Work–Family Interface of Service Sector Workers. A Comparison of Work Resources and Professional Status Across Five European Countries,” Applied Psychology 63(1), pp. 29–61. Available at SocArXiv and at the publisher website.

  22. Beham, Barbara, Patrick Präg, and Sonja Drobnič, 2012: “Who’s got the Balance? A Study of Satisfaction with the Work–Family Balance among Part-Time Service Sector Employees in Five Western European Countries,” International Journal of Human Resource Management 23(18), pp. 3725–3741. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website.

  23. Beham, Barbara, Sonja Drobnič, and Patrick Präg, 2011: “Work Demands and Resources and the Work–Family Interface. Testing a Salience Model on German Service Sector Employees,” Journal of Vocational Behavior 78(1), pp. 110–122. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website.

  24. Drobnič, Sonja, Barbara Beham, and Patrick Präg, 2010: “Good Job, Good Life? Working Conditions and Quality of Life in Comparative Perspective,” Social Indicators Research 99(2), pp. 205–225. Available at the publisher website.

Book chapters

  1. Präg, Patrick, and Melinda Mills, 2017: “Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Europe. Usage and Regulation in the Context of Cross-Border Reproductive Care,” pp. 289–309 in Childlessness in Europe. Contexts, Causes, and Consequences, edited by Michaela Kreyenfeld and Dirk Konietzka. Springer. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website (open access). Replication materials at OSF.

  2. Präg, Patrick, and Melinda Mills, 2014: “Family-Related Work Schedule Flexibility in Europe,” pp. 360–420 in Gender Equality in the Workforce. Reconciling Work, Private, and Family Life in Europe, edited by European Commission DG Justice. Publications Office of the European Union. Available at the Publications Office of the European Union and at RAND.

  3. Mills, Melinda, and Patrick Präg, 2014: “Gender Inequalities in the School-to-Work Transition in Europe,” pp. 229–313 in Gender Equality in the Workforce. Reconciling Work, Private, and Family Life in Europe, edited by European Commission DG Justice. Publications Office of the European Union. Available at the Publications Office of the European Union and at RAND.

  4. Mills, Melinda, Patrick Präg, Flavia Tsang, Katia Begall, James Derbyshire, Laura Kohle, and Stijn Hoorens, 2014: “Use of Childcare Services in the EU Member States and Progress towards the Barcelona Targets,” pp. 58–128 in Gender Equality in the Workforce. Reconciling Work, Private, and Family Life in Europe, edited by European Commission DG Justice. Publications Office of the European Union. Available at the Publications Office of the European Union and at RAND.

  5. Mills, Melinda, Flavia Tsang, Patrick Präg, Kai Ruggeri, Celine Miani, and Stijn Hoorens, 2014. “Gender Equality in the Workforce,” pp. 1–57 in Gender Equality in the Workforce. Reconciling Work, Private, and Family Life in Europe, edited by European Commission DG Justice. Publications Office of the European Union. Available at the Publications Office of the European Union and at RAND.

  6. Drobnič, Sonja, Barbara Beham, and Patrick Präg. 2014. “Working Conditions in Europe,” pp. 7221–7226 in Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Wellbeing Research, edited by Alex C. Michalos. Springer. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website.

  7. Präg, Patrick, Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Jouko Nätti, Michael Brookes, and Laura den Dulk, 2011: “Quality of Work and Quality of Life of Service Sector Workers. Cross-National Variation in Eight European Countries,” pp. 77–94 in Quality of Work and Life. Theory, Practice, and Policy, edited by Margareta Bäck-Wiklund, Tanja van der Lippe, Laura den Dulk, and Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes. Palgrave Macmillan. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website.

  8. Präg, Patrick, Steffen Mau, and Roland Verwiebe, 2010: “Quality of Life,” pp. 225–260 in European Societies. Mapping Structure and Change, by Steffen Mau and Roland Verwiebe. Policy Press. Revised and updated English language version of Präg et al. (2009). Available at SocArXiv and at a library near you. Replication materials at OSF.

  9. Beham, Barbara, Patrick Präg, and Sonja Drobnič, 2010: “Balance zwischen Erwerbstätigkeit und Familienleben. Eine vergleichende Studie unter Eltern in vier europäischen Ländern” [Work–life balance: A comparative study among parents in four European countries], pp. 81–104 in Die Metropolregion Berlin vor demografischen und gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen, edited by Matthias Schmidt and Christoph Schank, Munich: Hampp. Available at SocArXiv or a library near you.

  10. Präg, Patrick, Steffen Mau, and Roland Verwiebe, 2009: “Lebensqualität” [Quality of life], pp. 203-232 in Die Sozialstruktur Europas, by Steffen Mau and Roland Verwiebe, UVK. Reprinted by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education in 2009. Available at a library near you.

Editorials

  1. Mills, Melinda, and Patrick Präg, 2016: “Methodological Advances in Cross-National Research. Multilevel Challenges and Solutions,” European Sociological Review 32(1), pp. 1–2. Available at SocArXiv and the publisher website.

Project reports

  1. Präg, Patrick, Tomáš Sobotka, Eevi Lappalainen, Anneli Miettinen, Anna Rotkirch, Judit Takács, Annalisa Donno, Maria Letizia Tanturri, and Melinda Mills, 2016: Childlessness and Assisted Reproduction in Europe. Deliverable for the ‘Families and Societies’ project. Available at SocArXiv.

  2. Präg, Patrick, Melinda Mills, Maria Letizia Tanturri, Christiaan Monden, and Gilles Pison, 2015: The Demographic Consequences of Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Deliverable for the ‘Families and Societies’ project. Available at SocArXiv.

  3. Präg, Patrick, and Melinda Mills, 2015: Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Europe. Towards Legal Coherence and Policy Recommendations. Deliverable for the ‘Families and Societies’ project. Available at SocArxiv.

Theses

  1. Präg, Patrick: Social Stratification and Health. Four Essays on the Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing, doctoral thesis, ICS/University of Groningen. Available at SocArXiv or in a library not near you.

  2. Präg, Patrick: Nonresponse to Items on Self-Reported Delinquency. A Review and Evaluation of Missing Data Techniques, master thesis, University of Hamburg. Available at SocArXiv.

Contact details

patrick.prag@ensae.fr

Patrick Präg

Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST)
École nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique (ENSAE)
Institut Polytechnique de Paris
5 avenue Le Chatelier
91764 Palaiseau
France