Welcome to the website of the CORRODE project! Against the backdrop of the Great Recession, the project is an extensive investigation into the socio-economic repercussions of unemployment in North America and Europe. CORRODE is conducted by an international team of quantitative sociologists based at Goethe University Frankfurt and is funded through a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council to Prof. Markus Gangl, the Principal Investigator for the CORRODE project.

We invite you to learn more about our work from the discussion papers and other news items that we regularly post on this website. Interested in how we work and what empirical evidence we find? Here is a sneak preview of one of our key findings in a new discussion paper based on survey data from the General Social Survey and the European Social Survey:


The relationship between labor market shocks and trust in the national parliament

Read more about this research in our CORRODE Working Paper #5! And don’t ignore the other interesting papers from our project. And let us know if you have comments on our work – we look forward to the opportunity of an exchange with you.

Prof. Markus Gangl and the CORRODE team