Caner Özdemir is a post-doctoral researcher at the VID. He is also an assistant professor at Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University (Turkey), Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations. He had his PhD from Middle East Technical University (METU) Department of Sociology. His PhD thesis was titled “Relationship between equity and excellence in education: multilevel analysis of international student assessment data with a focus on Turkey”. He spent a year of his doctoral studies at University of Stirling as a Jean Monnet Scholar. He had his MSc in Social Policy and BSc in Statistics from METU. He also worked as research and teaching assistant at METU and as a teaching assistant at University of Stirling. His research focus is on social inequalities in general. Specifically, he has been involved in research investigating intergenerational transmission of inequalities and their reproduction through education, family background and occupational status. Methodologically, he mostly uses quantitative analysis of large scale survey data. He is also interested in sociology of education, social policy and youth studies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Education
  • Social stratification & mobility
  • Social policy

Research Areas


Affiliation: VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: caner.oezdemir@oeaw.ac.at
Phone: +431515817737

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Department of Demography of the University of Vienna, the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW).

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