Florian Wohlkinger, born in 1983, studied sociology with focus on
methods of empirical research at Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, where he
graduated in 2008. Since then he works as a research scientist at the
Chair of “Allgemeine Pädagogik, Erziehungs- und
Sozialisationsforschung” at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Munich. There he completed 2014 his doctoral thesis on
children’s participation in choosing a school type after elementary schooling.
His main research interests are education research, family sociology
and life course research. Within the DFG Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National
Educational Panel Study (NEPS)” he works in the project “Inequality in
educational transitions during secondary school: Family, regional and
institutional conditions”. Besides, he works in the NEPS-project as
instrument developer and researcher in the area of “motivational variables and
personality aspects across the life course”.