Project in Social Economics

Project in Social Economics

Master (Social Economics), SS 2017: 5 ECTS, WS 2017/18: 10 ECTS


Course title: Discrimination and the Public Sector

Course type: Seminar

Accomplishment: Chairs of Sociology and Empirical Social Research (Prof. Abraham) and Social Policy (Prof. Wrede)

Contact persons: Prof. Matthias Wrede & assistants

Period: SS 2017 and WS 2017/18

Language: German



  • The seminar aims on gaining information and knowledge about discrimination and its possible appearance in the public sector. The focus is set on two questions:
  • Does discrimination in supply of public services exist? Which kinds of discrimination are possible and expected?
  • Is it possible to identify factors influencing discrimination?


Examination requirements

  • written elaboration and presentations (SS)
  • final report (WS)

The main part of performance consists of team work.


As accompanying methodological course, the module “Methods II: Topics in Empirical Research Methods” (Prof. Abraham) is highly recommended.

Please contact the Chair of Social Policy for further information (Prof. Wrede, Lehmann).