Daniel Degen

Box: 32
Phone: +49 7531 88-3193
Room: F 537
Email: Daniel.Degen@uni-konstanz.de

Office hours: by appointment

Research Interests

  • Migration and Integration
  • Welfare State Studies
  • Methods of Empirical Social Research


Degen, Daniel, Theresa Kuhn, and Wouter van der Brug (2019). Granting immigrants access to social benefits? How self-interest influences support for welfare state restrictiveness. Journal of European Social Policy: 29(2). DOI

Conference Presentations


Degen, Daniel (2018) "Do women feel more threatened by the immigration of Muslims than men? Evidence from ALLBUS data". GESIS Tagung zu Migration und interethnischen Beziehungen, Panel: Ausgewählte Einflussfaktoren auf Einstellungen zu Migranten, GESIS Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften.
Cologne: Oct. 11, 2018
(download presentation here)

Degen, Daniel (2018) "Contribution and Redistribution. Immigrants' attitudes torwards taxation and welfare in Germany". NORFACE Welfare State Futures Programme Final Conference,
Panel: Migrants' Knowledge and Attitudes on Welfare State Provisions,
European University Institute.
Florence: May 24, 2018 - May 25, 2018
(download presentation here)


Degen, Daniel (2017) "Fair Support for Asylum Seekers in Germany Determining Perceived Financial Deservingness using a Survey Experiment".  Demographic change, migration and integration. interdisciplinary perspectives, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena.
Jena: Sept. 13, 2017 - Sept. 14, 2017
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Degen, Daniel (2016) "Should immigrants have access to social benefits? Comparing attitudes of natives and immigrants in the European Social Survey". Paper presented at the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) in Prague (Panel: Public Attitudes Towards Immigration; Section: Responses to International Migration in Contemporary Europe), Sept. 10, 2016
(download presentation here)

Degen, Daniel (2016) "Migrants’ Attitudes towards Welfare State Access". Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA) in Brussels (Panel: Attitudes of and towards Immigrants), Jun. 26, 2016
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Current Immigration of European Migrants and Refugees to Germany: Migration Processes and Early Integration Trajectories (ENTRA) (Researcher 2017–2020)

Migrants' Welfare State Attitudes (MIFARE) (Researcher 2015-2018)

Scientific Career

Since June 2015
Research Associate  at the Department of Microsociology, University of Konstanz
M.A. in Sociology at the University of Konstanz
Student Assistant (Introduction to Scientific Work, Quantitative Methods, Statistics I) at the University of Konstanz in the working groups of Prof. Dr. Thomas Hinz, Prof. Dr. Claudia Diehl, Dr. Thorsten Berndt, PD Dr. Hanno Scholtz and Dr. Kilian Seng.
B.A. in Sociology (main subject) and Philosophy (secondary subject) at the University of Konstanz

CV Daniel Degen (English)