Paul B. Hill

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Bernhard Hill (* 1953 in Differten , Saarlouis district ) is a German social scientist and university professor . His research focuses on general sociology , methods of empirical social research , family and partnership sociology , as well as migration and minority sociology .

Professional background

Hill studied sociology , economics and psychology and was in 1984 with the dissertation determinants of integration of migrant workers doctorate . From 1980 to 1990 he was a research assistant at the Universities of Essen , Duisburg and Cologne and from 1990 to 1997 academic senior councilor at the University of Trier in the subject of sociology. In 1997 he was appointed university professor for sociology with a focus on empirical social research at RWTH Aachen University . From 2004 to 2006 Hill was Pro- Dean for Research at the Philosophical Faculty. Since October 2005 he has been the first deputy chairman of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sozialwissenschaftlicher Instituts eV (ASI). From 2006 to 2010 he was Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at RWTH Aachen University and has been a member of Committee 260 at Austrian Standards International since 2009 . Hill has also been a member of the Board of Appeal (second chamber) of the Council of German Market and Social Research since 2009 and has been Chairman of the Board of Trustees of GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences since July 2013 . Since October 2013 he has also been Vice Dean for Research at the Philosophical Faculty and, since October 2014, spokesman for professors at RWTH Aachen University.

Publications (selection)


  • Determinants of the integration of labor migrants , Königstein 1984
  • with Achim Trube: Social origins and professional expectations of unemployed young people , Duisburg 1981
  • with Elke Esser and Rainer Schnell : Methods of empirical social research , Munich 1988; 10th edition, 2013
  • with Johannes Kopp: family sociology. Basics and theoretical perspectives , Stuttgart 1995; 5th edition, Wiesbaden 2013
  • Rational Choice Theory , Bielefeld 2002


  • Interaction and communication. An empirical study on everyday interactions, conflicts and satisfaction in partnerships , Würzburg 2004
  • with Frank Kalter, Johannes Kopp and others: Hartmut Essers Explanatory Sociology. Controversies and Perspectives , Frankfurt a. M. 2009
  • with Johannes Kopp: Handbuch Familiensociology , Wiesbaden 2015
  • with Daniel Baron: Atypical employment and its social consequences, Wiesbaden 2017

Web links