Background photograph © by Sandro Gämperle

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

My research interests are social inequality, especially inequality in education, social mobility, and gender inequality. I am not only interested in statistical descriptions, but also in assessing potential mechanisms by using survey experiments and laboratory experiments amongst others.

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

  • Combet, Benita; Jakob, Martina (under review): Educational decision-making in rural El Salvador. An application of the Breen-Goldthorpe model. (shared first authorship)
     

  • Oesch, Daniel; Combet, Benita (under review): The social-origin gap in university completion among youth with the same school abilities. Evidence from a Swiss cohort study. (shared first authorship)
     

  • Combet, Benita (in press): The institutional dimension of class-based educational decision-making: Evidence from regional variation in Switzerland.
    Zeitschrift für Soziologie. (Working Paper, Appendix)
     

  • Combet, Benita; Oesch, Daniel (2019): The gender wage gap opens long before motherhood. Panel evidence on early careers in Switzerland. European Sociological Review, 35(3): 332-345. (shared first authorship) (Article, Working Paper, Appendix, Stata scripts and output)

  • Berger, Joël; Combet, Benita (2017): Late School Tracking, Less Class Bias in Educational Decision-Making? The Uncertainty Reduction Mechanism and Its Experimental Test. European Sociological Review, 33(1): 124-136. (shared first authorship) (Article, Working Paper)
    won the Best Paper Award by ISA RC 45, 2016 edition

  • Combet, Benita (2013): Zum Einfuss von primären und sekundären Effekten der sozialen Herkunft beim zweiten schulischen Übergang in der Schweiz. Ein Vergleich 
    unterschiedlicher Dekompositions- und Operationalisierungsmethoden. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Bildungswissenschaften, 35(3): 447-471. (Article, Abstract in English)

     

  • Jann, Ben; Combet, Benita (2012): Zur Entwicklung der intergenerationalen Mobilität in der Schweiz. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 38(2): 177-199. (Article, Abstract in English)

CURRENT PROJECTS (SELECTION)

 

  • Why women choose 'female' professions. Analysing mechanisms behind horizontal sex segregation with survey experiments. 

  • Unobserved effects in teacher's decisions - anticipation of parental support? An experimental analysis. (with Ulf Liebe, University of Warwick)