Center: Social Sciences
Leonard Wendering graduated from the Westcoast University of Applied Sciences with a bachelor’s in business psychology, followed by a double degree masters. He obtained a MA in Sociology from the University of Bamberg and a MSc in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento. During his academic journey, he worked as a research assistant at the Leibniz-Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg as well as the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES).
The relationship between persistent poverty and health inequalities across age groups is the topic of his master thesis. By applying marginal mean weighting through stratification, a method used to simulate a randomized controlled trial with observational data, the study demonstrates the detrimental effects of persistent poverty on health.
His research focuses on the evaluation of the contact theory within the German context. By adopting field and quasi-experiments as the principal research methods, he aims to contribute to the development of behavioral indicators of social cohesion.