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Prof. Dr. Karsten Hank - Professional Service

Editorial Service (Selection)

2018 – 2020
Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences (Editorial Board)

2016 – 2017
Journal of Marriage and Family (Editorial Board)

2013 – 2015
Co-editor of Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie

2013 – present
Research on Aging (Editorial Board)

2012 – 2017
Co-editor (with H.-J. Andress, D. Fetchenhauer, A. Kaiser & H. Meulemann) of the book series 'Akteure & Strukturen' (Campus)

2011 – 2017
Co-editor (with F. Busch, J. Huinink, B. Nauck, R. Nave-Herz, N. Schneider & H. Trappe) of the book series 'Familie & Gesellschaft' (Ergon)

Advisory Boards & Working Groups (Selection)

2018 – present
Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB),
Member of the Board of Trustees

2016 – present
gesis Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften,
Member of the Board of Trustees

Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA),
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

2013 – present
German Centre of Gerontology (DZA),
Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board

2007 – present
German Ageing Survey (DEAS),
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

2006 – 2008
Joint Academy Initiative on Aging in Germany,


American Sociological Review, Demography, European Journal of Population, European Societies, European Sociological Review, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society – Series A, Population and Development Review, Population Studies, Social Forces, Social Science & Medicine, etc.

European Research Council, German Research Foundation (DFG), VolkswagenStiftung


2011 - 2013
Section on 'Ageing & Society' of the German Sociological Association (DGS), Board Member

2007 - 2012
Section on 'Family Sociology' of the German Sociological Association (DGS), Board Member