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Public Profile

Title
Dr
First Name
Jan
Last Name
Eichhorn
Job Title
Research Fellow
Employer/Institution
University of Edinburgh
Department/Unit
School of Social and Political Science
Discipline
Sociology
Other discipline / Specific area of work
Life-Satisfaction, Political Participation
Short Biography

Jan has completed a PhD in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh investigating the effects of unemployment on life-satisfaction in different national contexts using survey methods. His second research interest is in the area of political participation and civic culture. Besides his research he has been teaching on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in sociology and methods in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. In addition Jan has been enjoying to teach discipline-specific training courses in quantitative methods on the Executive MBA program of the Business School, a program for health care professionals in the School of Health and Social Sciences as well as for Master of Public Policy students at the Academy of Government.

Before coming to Edinburgh Jan completed a BA in Integrated Social Sciences at Jacobs University Bremen and worked as a researcher for the German World Values Survey Team.

Jan is also a co-founder of the think tank d|part: www.politischepartizipation.de/index.php/en/