Dr. Simone Schneider
2008 – 2014: Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
• Dr. phil. in sociology (summa cum laude)
• Title: Income Inequality and Life Satisfaction. An Investigation of its Cognitive Mechanisms in Germany
• Program: European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies
• Supervisors: Prof. Bernd Wegener, Prof. Jürgen Schupp
2005 – 2008: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Master of Arts, Social Sciences
2002 – 2005: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences
Employment / Scholarships
Since Nov. 2017: Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich
2015 – 2017: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Norface funded research group “The Paradox of Health State Futures” (HEALTHDOX), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
2011 – 2013: Doctoral Researcher in DFG-funded research project “The Legitimation of Inequalities” (SFB 882), Bielefeld University, Bielefeld
2008 – 2011: Doctoral scholarship funded under the Initiative for Excellence Program of the German Federal and State Governments
2006 – 2008: Research Assistant in DFG-funded research project “International Social Justice Project” at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin
2004 – 2006: Research Assistant at the Robert Koch Institute, Department of Epidemiology, Berlin
2009 and 2014: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin
2012: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
2011: European University Institute, Florence, Italy
2010: University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
2007: United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), Brussels Office, Belgium
Schneider, S. (2014): Income Inequality and Life Satisfaction. An Investigation of its Cognitive Mechanisms in Germany. Dissertation. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Berlin.
Schneider, S. (in press): Why Income Inequality is Dissatisfying? Perceptions of Social Status and the Inequality-Satisfaction Link in Europe. European Sociological Review. (Online first: 28 February 2019)
Popic, T., Schneider, S. and Asenio, M. (in press): Public Opinion towards Healthcare in the Context of Economic Crisis: Evidence from Portugal. Journal of Social Policy. (Online first: 19 December 2018)
Schneider, S. and Popic, T. (2018): Cognitive determinants of healthcare evaluations – A comparison of Eastern and Western European countries. Health Policy, 122 (3): 269-278.
Popic, T. and S. Schneider (2018): An East-West Comparison of Attitudes towards Healthcare Systems in Europe: Do Institutions Matter? Journal of European Social Policy,28(5): 517-534.
Schneider, S. and C. Devitt (2018): How do the Foreign-born Rate Host Country Health Systems? Evidence from Ireland. The Economic and Social Review, 49(1): 45-71.
Schneider, S. and C. Devitt (2017): Accessing Health Care in Times of Economic Growth and Economic Downturn: Evidence from Ireland. Journal of European Social Policy, 28(4): 357-369.
Schneider, S. and P. Valet (2017): Relative Standards and Distributive Justice: How Social Comparison Orientations Moderate the Link between Relative Earnings and Justice Perceptions. Social Psychology Quarterly, 80(3): 276–287.
Schneider, S. (2016): Wie Wahrnehmungs- und Bewertungsprozesse unsere materielle Zufriedenheit beeinflussen: Ein Erklärungsversuch der materiellen Wohlfahrtsdivergenz zwischen Ost- und Westdeutschland [How Perception and Evaluation Processes affect Material Satisfaction. An Explanation of the Divergence in Material Wellbeing between East and West Germany]. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 68(2): 341–367.
Schneider, S. (2016): Income Inequality and Subjective Wellbeing: Trends, Challenges, and Research Directions. Journal of Happiness Studies, 17(4): 1719–1739.
Schneider, S. and J. C. Castillo (2015): Poverty Attributions and the Perceived Legitimacy of Income Inequality: A Comparison of East and West Germany. Social Psychology Quarterly, 18(3): 263–282.
Liebig, S., May, M., Sauer, S., Schneider, S. and P. Valet (2015): How Much Inequality of Earnings Do People Perceive as Just? The Effect of Interviewer Presence and Monetary Incentives on Inequality Preferences. Methods, Data, Analyses, 9(1): 57-86.
Schneider, S. and J. Schupp (2014): Individual Differences in Social Comparison and its Consequences for Life Satisfaction. Introducing a Short Scale of the Iowa-Netherlands Comparison Orientation Measure. Social Indicators Research, 115: 767-789.
Schneider, S. (2012): Income Inequality and its Consequences for Life Satisfaction: What Role do Social Cognitions Play? Social Indicators Research, 106(3): 419-438.
Lampert, T., Schneider, S., Klose, M., and F. Jacobi (2005): Schichtspezifische Unterschiede im Vorkommen psychischer Störungen [Class-specific differences in the incidence of mental disorders]. Public Health Forum, 13(49): 7-8.
Schneider, S. (2012): Book Review: Sylvia Terpe, Ungerechtigkeit und Duldung. Die Deutung sozialer Ungleichheit und das Ausbleiben von Protest (UVK 2009). Soziologische Revue, 35(4): 463-466.
Shamon, H. and S. Schneider (2015): How Others' Earnings influence our Justice Perceptions. Studying the Effects of Income Distribution and Social Position on Reflexive Justice Evaluations among German Employees. SFB-882 Working Paper No. 44.
Schneider, S. and P. Valet (2013): Social Comparison Orientations and their Consequences for Justice Perceptions of Earnings. SFB-882 Working Paper No. 22.
Liebig, S., May, M., Sauer, S., Schneider, S. and P. Valet (2012): Inequality Preferences in Interviewer- and Self-Administered Interviews. SFB-882 Working Paper No. 10.
Schneider, S. and J. Schupp (2011): The Social Comparison Scale: Testing the Validity, Reliability, and Applicability of the Iowa-Netherlands Comparison Orientation Measure (INCOM) on the German Population. SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No. 360 (also published as DIW-Data Documentation No. 55).
Schneider, S. (2010): The Selection of Pay Referents: Potential Patterns and Impacts on Life Satisfaction, SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research No. 333.
Schneider, S. and J. Schupp (2010): Measuring the Selection of Pay Referents - A Methodological Analysis of the Questions on Pay Referents in the 2008 and 2009 Pretest Modules. DIW-Data Documentation No. 48.
Schneider, S. and J. C. Castillo (2009): The Legitimacy of Social Inequality in Comparative Perspective: Do people and countries differ in their poverty attributions? ISJP Working Paper No.184.
Schneider, S. (2009): Well-Being and Social Justice – How Perceptions of Social Justice shape Emotional Experiences.” ISJP Working Paper No.183.
Schneider, S. and J. C. Castillo (2009): Social Justice and Political Participation – The influence of attribution patterns on political participation in comparative perspective. ISJP Working Paper No.182.
Schneider, S. and J. C. Castillo (2008): The Legitimation of the Distributive System – A Comparison of Germany and Chile. ISJP Working Paper No.161.
Schneider, S. and J. C. Castillo (2007): Internal and External Attributions of Poverty. Germany 1991-2006. ISJP Working Paper No.132.
Schneider, S. and J. C. Castillo (2007): Internal and External Explanations of Poverty and Wealth: Germany 2006. ISJP Working Paper No.131.
American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada (2017)
European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2011)
The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin, Ireland (2015)
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (2015)
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (2012)
University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (2017)
University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland (2010)
University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany (2013)
Talks at International Conferences/Meetings
Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (New York, 2013)
Annual Meeting of the European Sociological Association (Geneva, 2011)
European Social Survey Conference (Lausanne, 2016)
ESPAnet Conference (Rotterdam, 2016; Lisbon, 2017)
Biannual Meeting of the International Sociological Association, Forum of Sociology (Buenos Aires, 2012)
International Conference of Europeanists (Glasgow, 2017)
International Society for Quality of Life Studies (Florence, 2009; Venice, 2012; Berlin, 2014; Innsbruck, 2017)
International Society of Political Psychology (Paris, 2008; Dublin, 2009)
International Political Science Association (Santiago, 2009)
International Society for Justice Research (Adelaide, 2008; Tel Aviv, 2012; Kent, 2016)
OECD Universities Research Conference (Paris, 2013)
World Congress on Positive Psychology (Philadelphia, 2011)
Annual Meeting of the International Sociological Association, World Congress of Sociology (Gothenburg, 2010)