Ungleichheit, Individualisierung, Lebenslauf: Zur Aktualität Peter A. Bergers..

Hoffmann R, Knabe A, Schmitt C (Hg.) 2021 Springer VS, Reihe Sozialstrukturanalyse.

Socioeconomic Differences in Old Age Mortality.

Hoffmann, Rasmus 2008, The Springer series on demographic methods and population analysis; edited by Kenneth Land, 25, Springer, Dordrecht


Approaches and methods for causal analysis of panel data in the area of morbidity and mortality.

Hoffmann R, Doblhammer, G 2021 Comparative Population Studies, 46, Special Issue: Identification of causal mechanisms in demographic research: The contribution of panel data, J. Brüderl und J. Huinink (Eds.)

Comparing the educational gradients in three CVD-specific health measures.

Hoffmann R, Kröger H 2021, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 12(4):591–607.

Mortality by education, occupational class, and income in Finland in the 1990s and 2000s.

Hoffmann R, Kröger, Tarkiainen L, Martikainen P 2020, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 11(4):551-585.

Social causation versus health selection in the life course – does their relative importance differ by dimension of SES?..

Hoffmann R, Kröger H, Geyer S 2019, Social Indicators Research, 141(3):1341-1367.

Dimensions of social stratification and their relation to mortality - A comparison across gender and life course periods in Finland.

Hoffmann R, Kröger H, Tarkiainen L, Martikainen P 2019, Social Indicators Research, 145(1):349-365.

The association between CVD-related biomarkers and mortality in the Health and Retirement Survey.

Kröger H, Hoffmann R 2018, Demographic Research, 38(62):1933-2002

Pathways between socioeconomic status and health: Does health selection or social causation dominate in Europe?

Hoffmann R, Kröger H, Pakpahan E 2018, Advances in Life Course Research, 36:23-36.

The reciprocal relationship between material factors and health in the life course – evidence from SHARE and ELSA..

Hoffmann R, Kröger H, Pakpahan E 2018, European Journal of Ageing, 15(4):379-391.

Statistical Methods for Causal Analysis in Life Course Research: An illustration of a Cross Lagged Structural Equation Model and a Latent Growth Model.

Pakpahan E, Kröger H, Hoffmann R 2017, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(1):1-19.

Evidence on the association between socioeconomic resources and amenable mortality.

Alfonso-Sanchez JL, Mackenbach J, Hoffmann R, Westerling R, Alfonso-Landete G 2017, International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 7(4):370-379.

Assessing the impact of natural policy experiments on socioeconomic inequalities in health: how to apply commonly used quantitative analytical methods?

Hu Y, van Lenthe F, Hoffmann R, van Hedel K, Mackenbach JP 2017, BMC Medical Research Methodology, 17:68.

The turn of the gradient? Educational differences in breast cancer mortality in 18 European populations during the 2000s.

Gadeyne S. Menvielle G, Kulhanova I, Bopp M, Deboosere P, Eikemo TA, Hoffmann R, Kovács K, Leinsalu M, Martikainen P, Regidor E, Rychtarikova J, Spadea T, Strand BH, Trewin C, Wojtyniak B, Mackenbach JP 2017, International Journal of Cancer, 141(1):33-44.

The long arm of childhood circumstances on health in old age: Evidence from SHARELIFE.

Pakpahan E, Hoffmann R, Kröger H 2017, Advances in Life Course Research 31:1-10.

The impact of increasing income inequalities on educational inequalities in mortality - An analysis of six European countries.

Hoffmann R, Hu Y, de Gelder R, Menvielle G, Bopp M and Mackenbach JP 2016, International Journal for Equity in Health, 15:103.

The role of three lifestyle risk factors in reducing educational differences in ischaemic heart disease mortality in Europe.

Kulhánová I, Menvielle G, Hoffmann R, Eikemo TA, Kulik MC, Toch-Marquardt M, Deboosere P, Leinsalu M, Lundberg O, Regidor E, Looman CWN, Mackenbach JP, for the EURO-GBD-SE consortium 2016, European Journal of Public Health, 26(6):1081-1088.

Socioeconomic inequalities in cause-specific mortality in fifteen European cities.

Marí-Dell’Olmo M, Dominguez F, Dzurova D, Gandarillas A, Hoffmann R, Kovacs K, Martikainen P, Demaria M, Pikhart H, Rodríguez-Sanz M, Saez, M, Santana, P 2015, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 69(5):432-441.

Educational inequalities in diabetes mortality across Europe in the 2000s: the interaction with gender.

Vandenheede H, Deboosere P, Espelt A, Bopp M, Borrell C, Costa G, Eikemo TA, Gnavi R, Hoffmann R, Kulhánová I, Kulik MC, Leinsalu M, Martikainen P, Menvielle G, Rodríguez-Sanz M, Rychtaříková J, Mackenbach JP, for the EURO-GBD-SE consortium 2015, International Journal of Public Health 60(4):401-10.

Consequences of measurement error for inference in cross-lagged panel design - The example of the reversed causal relationship between health and SES.

Kröger H, Pakpahan E, Hoffmann R 2015, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 179, part 2:607-28.

What Causes Health Inequality? A systematic Review on the Relative Importance of Social Causation and Health Selection.

Kröger H, Pakpahan E, Hoffmann R 2015, European Journal of Public Health, 25(6):951-960.

Obesity and the potential reduction of social inequalities in mortality: Evidence from 21 European populations.

Hoffmann R, Eikemo TA, Kulhánová I, Kulik MC, Looman C, Menvielle G, Deboosere P, Martikainen P, Regidor E, Mackenbach JP 2015, European Journal of Public Health , 25(5):849-856.

Picking up the Pieces – Applying the Disease Filter to Health Data..

Gross C, Schübel T, Hoffmann R 2015, Health Policy 119:549-57.

Variations in the relation between education and cause-specific mortality in 19 European populations: A test of the „fundamental causes” theory of social inequalities in health.

Mackenbach JP, Kulhánová I, Bopp M, Deboosere P, Eikemo TA, Hoffmann R, Kulik MC, Leinsalu M, Martikainen P, Menvielle G, Regidor E, Wojtyniak B, Ostergren O, Lundberg O; for the EURO-GBD-SE Consortium 2015, Social Science & Medicine 127:51-62.

Socieconomic inequalities in quality of cause-of-death information: A study of ill-defined causes of death in 16 European countries.

Kulhánová I, Menvielle G, Bopp M, Borrell C, Deboosere P, Eikemo TA, Hoffmann R, Leinsalu M, Martikainen P, Regidor E, Rodríguez-Sanz M, Rychtaříková J, Wojtyniak B, Mackenbach JP 2015, BMC Public Health 14:1295.

How can inequalities in mortality be reduced? A quantitative analysis of 6 risk factors in 21 European populations.

Eikemo TA, Hoffmann R, Kulik MC, Kulhánová I, Toch-Marquardt M, Menvielle G, Looman C, Jasilionis D, Martikainen P, Lundberg O, Mackenbach JP; EURO-GBD-SE consortium 2014, PLoS One 9(11).

Assessing the potential impact of increased participation in higher education on mortality: Evidence from 21 European populations.

Kulhánová I, Hoffmann R, Judge K, Looman CW, Eikemo TA, Bopp M, Deboosere P, Leinsalu M, Martikainen P, Rychtaříková J, Wojtyniak B, Menvielle G, Mackenbach JP; for the EURO-GBD-SE Consortium 2014, Social Science & Medicine 117:142-9.

Educational inequalities in mortality by cause of death: first national data for the Netherlands.

Kulhánová I, Hoffmann R, Eikemo TA, Menvielle G, Mackenbach JP 2014 International Journal of Public Health 59(5):687-96.

Trends in inequalities in premature mortality: a study of 3.2 million deaths in 13 European countries.

Mackenbach JP, Kulhánová I, Menvielle G, Bopp M, Borrell C, Costa G, Deboosere P, Esnaola S, Kalediene R, Kovacs K, Leinsalu M, Martikainen P, Regidor E, Rodriguez-Sanz M, Strand BH, Hoffmann R, Eikemo TA, Ostergren O, Lundberg O; for the Eurothine and EURO-GBD-SE consortiums 2014 Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 69(3):207-217.

Municipal interventions against inequalities in health: The view of their managers.

Diez E, Morrison J, Pons-Vigués M, Borrell C, Corman D, Burström B, Dominguez-Berjón F, Gandarillas A, Hoffmann R, Santana P, Camprubí L 2014. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 42(6):476-487.

Health inequalities in European cities: perceptions and beliefs among local policymakers.

Morrison J, Pons-Vigués M, Bécares L, Burström B, Gandarillas A, Domínguez-Berjón F, Diez E, Costa G, Ruiz M, Pikhart H, Marinacci C, Hoffmann R, Santana P, Borrell C; partners from the INEQ-Cities Project 2014 BMJ Open 4(5).

Socioeconomic inequalities in injury mortality in small areas of 15 European cities.

Gotsens M, Marí-Dell'Olmo M, Pérez K, Palència L, Martinez-Beneito MA, Rodríguez-Sanz M, Burström B, Costa G, Deboosere P, Domínguez-Berjón F, Dzúrová D, Gandarillas A, Hoffmann R, Kovacs K, Marinacci C, Martikainen P, Pikhart H, Rosicova K, Saez M, Santana P, Riegelnig J, Schwierz C, Tarkiainen L, Borrell C. 2014. Health & Place, 24:165-72.

Social differences in avoidable mortality between small areas of 15 European cities: an ecological study.

Hoffmann R, Borsboom G, Saez M, Mari Dell'Olmo M, Burström B, Corman D, Costa C, Deboosere P, Domínguez-Berjón MF, Dzúrová D, Gandarillas A, Gotsens M, Kovács K, Mackenbach J, Martikainen P, Maynou L, Morrison J, Palència L, Pérez G, Pikhart H, Rodríguez-Sanz M, Santana P, Saurina C, Tarkiainen L, Borrell C. 2014. International Journal of Health Geographics 13:8

The timing of introduction of pharmaceutical innovations in seven European countries.

Westerling R, Westin M, McKee M, Hoffmann R, Plug I, Rey G, Jougla E, Lang K, Pärna K, Alfonso JL, Mackenbach JP 2014. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 20(4):301-10.

Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in 16 European cities.

Carme Borrell, Marc Marí-Dell’Olmo, Laia Palència, Mercè Gotsens, Bo Burström,  Felicitas Domínguez-Berjón, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Dagmar Dzúrová, Ana Gandarillas, Rasmus Hoffmann, Katalin Kovacs, Chiara Marinacci, Pekka Martikainen, Hynek Pikhart, Diana Corman, Katarina Rosicova, Marc Saez, Paula Santana,  Lasse Tarkiainen, Rosa Puigpinós, Joana Morrison, M. Isabel Pasarín, Èlia Díez 2014. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 42(3):245-54.

Social and health policies or interventions to tackle health inequalities in European cities: a scoping review.

Mariona Pons-Vigués, Èlia Diez, Joana Morrison, Sergio Salas, Rasmus Hoffmann, Bo Burstrom, Jitse P van Dijk, Carme Borrell 2014, BMC Public Health 14(198).

Smoking and the potential for reduction of inequalities in mortality in Europe.

Margarete Christine Kulik, Rasmus Hoffmann, Ken Judge, Caspar Looman, Gwenn Menvielle, Ivana Kulhánová, Marlen Toch, Olof Östergren, Pekka Martikainen, Carme Borrell, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Matthias Bopp, Mall Leinsalu, Domantas Jasilionis, Johan P. Mackenbach 2014. European Journal of Epidemiology, 28(12), 959-971.

Innovations in health care and mortality trends from five cancers in seven European countries between 1970 and 2005.

Rasmus Hoffmann, Iris Plug, Martin McKee, Bernadette Khoshaba, Ragnar Westerling, Caspar Looman, Gregoire Rey, Eric Jougla, Katrin Lang, Kersti Pärna, Johan P. Mackenbach 2013. International Journal of Public Health, 59(2):341-50.

Innovations in medical care and mortality trends from four circulatory diseases between 1970 and 2005.

Hoffmann R., Plug, I., McKee M., Khoshaba B., Westerling R., Looman C., Rey G., Jougla E., Alfonso JL., Lang K., Paerna K., Mackenbach J. 2013 European Journal of Public Health. 23(5):852-7.

Amenable mortality revisited; the AMIEHS study.

Hoffmann R, Plug I, Khoshaba B, McKee M, Mackenbach JP, AMIEHS working group 2012, Gaceta Sanitaria, 27(3), 199-206.

Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality from conditions amenable to medical interventions: do they reflect inequalities in access or quality of health care? .

Iris Plug, Rasmus Hoffmann, Barbara Artnik, Matthias Bopp, Carme Borrell, Giuseppe Costa, Patrick Deboosere, Santi Esnaola, Ramune Kalediene, Mall Leinsalu, Olle Lundberg, Pekka Martikainen, Enrique Regidor, Jitka Rychtaříková, Bjørn Heine Strand, Bogdan Wojtyniak and Johan P Mackenbach 2012, BMC Public Health, 12:346. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-346.

The potential impact of a social redistribution of specific risk factors on socioeconomic inequalities in mortality - illustration of a method based on Population Attributable Fractions.

Hoffmann, Rasmus; Eikemo,  Terje A; Kulhánová, Ivana; Dahl, Espen; Deboosere, Patrick; Dzúrová, Dagmar; van Oyen, Herman; Rychtaříková, Jitka; Strand, Bjørn H; Mackenbach, Johan P 2012, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(1):56-62.

Using ‘amenable mortality’ as indicator of healthcare effectiveness in international comparisons: results of a validation study..

Mackenbach, JP, Hoffmann R, Khoshaba B, Plug I, Rey G, Westerling R, Pärna K, Jougla E, Alfonso J, Looman C, McKee M 2012 Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(2):139-46.

Comparison of health policy documents of European cities: Are they oriented to reduce inequalities in health?

Carme Borrell, Joana Morrison, Bo Burstrom, Mariona Pons-Vigues, Rasmus Hoffmann, Ana Gandarillas, Pekka Martikainen, M Felicitas Dominguez-Berjon, Lasse Tarkiainenand Elia Diez 2012, Journal of Public Health Policy, 34(1):100-20.

Illness, not age, is the leveler of social mortality differences in old age.

Hoffmann, Rasmus 2011, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 66:5: 374-379

Socioeconomic inequalities in old-age mortality: A comparison of Denmark and the USA.

Hoffmann, Rasmus 2011, Social Science & Medicine, 72:12, 1986-1992

Cause-specific mortality time series analysis: a general method to detect and correct for abrupt data production changes.

Rey, Grégoire; Aouba, Albertine; Pavillon, Gerard; Hoffmann, Rasmus; Plug, Iris; Westerling, Ragnar; Jougla, Eric; Mackenbach, Johan 2011, Population Health Metrics, 9:52

The State Socialist Mortality Syndrom.

Carlson E., Hoffmann R. 2010, Population Research and Policy Review, 30:3, 355-379.

A Systematic Literature Review of Studies analyzing the Effects of Sex, Age, Education, Marital Status, Obesity and Smoking on Health Transitions.

Doblhammer, Gabriele; Hoffmann, Rasmus; Muth, Elena; Westphal, Christina; Kruse, Anne 2010, Demographic Research, 20:5, 37-64

Concentration of Working-Age Male Mortality among Manual Workers in Urban Latvia and Russia, 1970-1989.

Andreev, Evgueni; Hoffmann, Rasmus; Carlson, Elwood; Shkolnikov, Vladimir; Kharkova, Tatjana 2009, European Societies, 11:1, 161-185

Do socioeconomic mortality differences decrease with rising age?

Hoffmann, Rasmus 2005, Demographic Research, 13:2, 35-62


Einleitung: ‚We are structure‘ - der Einfluss Peter A. Bergers auf drei Jahrzehnte der Sozialstrukturanalyse in Deutschland..

Hoffmann R, Knabe A, Schmitt C 2021, in: Ungleichheit, Individualisierung, Lebenslauf: Zur Aktualität Peter A. Bergers, R. Hoffmann, A. Knabe, C. Schmitt (Eds.) Springer VS, Reihe Sozialstrukturanalyse.

Kausale Beziehungen zwischen sozialem Status und Gesundheit aus einer Lebensverlaufsperspektive.

Hoffmann R, Kröger H, Pakpahan E 2020 [reprint], in Handbuch Gesundheitssoziologie, M. Jungbauer-Gans und P. Kriwy (Eds.), Springer, Wiesbaden.

Health inequalities and the interplay of socioeconomic factors and health in the life course.

Hoffmann R, Kröger H, Pakpahan E 2017, in: Handbook of Biology and Society, M. Meloni et al. (Eds.), Palgrave MacMillan.

Kausale Beziehungen zwischen sozialem Status und Gesundheit aus einer Lebensverlaufsperspektive.

Hoffmann R, Kröger H, Pakpahan E 2016, in: Handbuch Gesundheitssoziologie, M. Jungbauer-Gans and P. Kriwy (Eds.), Springer, Wiesbaden.

Who can realise their retirement plans? Poor health and employment crises as factors of exclusion.

Kröger H, Hoffmann R 2015, in Aging in Europe - Supporting Policies for an Inclusive Society. SHARE Wave 5 First Results Book, A, Börsch-Supan et al (Eds.), De Gruyter, Berlin.

Interim Second Report on Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide in the European Region.

Carme Borrell, Laia Palència, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Marc Marí Dell’Olmo, Mercè Gotsens, Joana Morrison, Èlia Díez and the INEQCITIES group 2013, European Review of Social Determinants of Health. WHO Report, led by M. Marmot.

The effect of Sex, Obesity and Smoking on health Transitions: A statistical meta-analysis.

Doblhammer, Gabriele; Hoffmann, Rasmus; Muth, Elena; Nusselder, Wilma 2010, in: Aging, Care Need, and Quality of Life, VS-Verlag, Wiesbaden

Soziale Ungleichheit in der Altersmortalität in Dänemark und den USA - Faktoren und ihre Wirkungsweise..

Hoffmann, Rasmus 2008, in: Health Inequalities – Determinanten und Mechanismen gesundheitlicher Ungleichheit, U. Bauer, U. Bittlingmayer, M. Richter (eds.), VS-Verlag, Wiesbaden, 403-429

Rette sich wer kann! Jugend in Argentinien und Deutschland: ein ständiges déjà-vu..

Uriona, Viviana; Hoffmann, Rasmus 2007, in: Globale Jugend und Jugendkulturen. Aufwachsende im Zeitalter der Globalisierung, D. Villányi, M. D. Witte, U. Sander (eds.), Juventa, Weinheim/München, 95-115

Nachhaltiger Konsum nur für Reiche? Der Zusammenhang von Wohlstandsniveau und Konsumverhalten..

Hoffmann, Rasmus 2006, in: Soziale Ungleichheit, Kulturelle Unterschiede, Verhandlungen des 32. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, K.-S. Rehberg (ed.) Campus, Frankfurt, 2787-2801

Working papers



Selected conference papers

Inégalités sociales devant la mort et en matière de santé aux Danemark et aux Etats-Unis..

2010, in: “Populations d'ici et d'ailleurs. Regards croisés“ CD-ROM