Background photograph © by Sandro Gämperle

The exchange between science and the public is an important concern for me. Therefore, I am available for policymakers in an advisory capacity. I also enjoy informing the general public about scientific findings through lectures and journal articles. My areas of expertise are educational inequality based on social background and gender inequality in the labor market.

For further information, please contact me:
benita.combet@lmu.de

 

Picture © by Oliver Betke for the German Equal Pay Day

PUBLIC TALKS AND PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
  • Keynote for a seminar on elite promotion in Germany. Topic: “Wer hat, dem wird gegeben? Eine kritische Betrachtung der Chancengerechtigkeit im deutschen Bildungssystem”. Organised by the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation Munich. Mai 2020 (canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak)
  • Opening keynote for the Bavarian Equal Pay Day and participation in the discussion round. Topic: “Zu viel Gefühl, zu wenig Biss? Zu Mythos und Wirklichkeit beim Thema Frauen in Gehaltsverhandlungen”. Organised by the Bavarian Ministry of Social Affairs and Catholic German Women's Association (KDFB). March 2020
  • Opening keynote for the German Equal Pay Day Forum. Topic: “Zu viel Gefühl, zu wenig Biss? Zu Mythos und Wirklichkeit beim Thema Frauen in Gehaltsverhandlungen”. Organised by the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW) Germany e.V. on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. November 2019
 
EXPERT IN TV
  • Live interview in the TV show “Abendschau” about the gender pay gap and the role of negotiations. Bayerischer Rundfunk. March 17th, 2020. (watch it here)
     
 
ARTICLES FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC
  • “Zu viel Gefühl, zu wenig Biss? Mythen und tatsächliche Ursachen des Gender Pay Gaps” Journal zum Equal Pay Day 2020: 8 – 9. (full journal, article)
  • Die Lohnungleichheit zwischen Männern und Frauen beginnt lange vor der Familiengründung / L'inégalité salariale entre hommes et femmes commence bien avant la  
      fondation d'une famille”. Social Change in Switzerland, Number 18, June 2019. (with Daniel Oesch) (german version / french version)
  • Lohnungleichheit startet lange vor der Mutterschaft / L’inégalité salariale entre les sexes commence bien avant la maternité”. In Tagesanzeiger, Der Bund, Le Temps.
     
    June 7th, 2019. (with Daniel Oesch)