Janine Jongbloed

Postdoctoral Fellow


My current research focuses on gender and social inequalities resulting from different forms of educational participation. Tertiary education is a key policy response to combat income inequality across the OECD countries. However, rising educational levels have not stemmed the tide of growing income inequality. Indeed, tertiary education expansion may have done the opposite, and systems with a strong focus on general (often university) education, such as Canada, are often contrasted with that of systems aiming to promote specific skills through vocational education and training (VET), such as Germany. This study analyzes extensive comparative longitudinal data to answer the question: What are the long-term effects of educational and labour market trajectories on women and men’s outcomes in relation to income inequality in Canada and Germany? This research is conducted as part of the SSHRC-funded project “Education, work, and income inequality across the life course: a Canadian and German longitudinal analysis” for which I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Professor Lesley Andres. We are interested in exploring issues around the gender-work nexus and gendered educational and employment trajectories over the adult life course.



Research Interests

educational trajectories
educational outcomes
longitudinal research
school-to-work transitions
welfare regimes
income inequality

Research Methodology

Longitudinal analysis
survey research
Mixed methods
sequence analysis
comparative research
Quantitative methods

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.


Dr. Janine Jongbloed is a researcher at IREDU in France and UBC in Canada in the fields of the sociology and economics of education. Her work focuses on the effects of tertiary education on individuals’ life chances in comparative perspective, with a focus on gender and social inequalities. She explores how educational systems and and welfare production regimes shape the social distribution of market and nonmarket outcomes, such as income, unemployment and inactivity, cognitive skills, and well-being.


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