YEAR 2017

ReGES: Field start in Fall 2017


Over the last months, the ReGES team has worked intensely to prepare the first wave of the survey of the ReGES study.

International closing conference of second funding phase of DFG Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)”


The international closing conference of the second funding phase of the DFG Priority Programme 1646, which was initiated in 2012, was held again this year in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories.

Why parents choose day-care centers


In addition to characteristics such as the family’s migration background or place of residence, especially the parents’ personal opinions influence their decision for or against sending their child to a day-care center. These opinions include, for example, the significance that parents attribute to their own working life and if they see child care outside the family as favorable for their child’s development.

The analytic potential of spatial distance calculations based on geodata and data protection requirements in empirical social research


In his guest lecture at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell from the University of Duisburg-Essen, currently Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin-University of Perth (Australia), presented a method to calculate spatial distances between individuals and infrastructure facilities without using "genuine" geocoordinates. The technique he presented creates approximate values of high quality and simultaneously ensures sufficient protection of individual data.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Schnell explains a method that allows for the usage of geodata in social research without raising concerns about data protection.

LIfBi lectures: What are the factors that determine gender-typical expectations of youths and young adults when it comes to choosing a career?


On November 7, 2017, Dr. Irene Kriesi, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET), presented results of her joint work with Ariane Basler, University of Zurich, and Christian Imdorf, University of Basel, on gender-typical career aspirations as part of the lecture series LIfBi lectures.

Dr. Irene Kriesi, SFIVET, during her talk at LIfBi

LIfBi lectures: How to explain “irrational” behavior?


During his visit at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg, University of Cologne, presented the Model of Frame Selection (MFS) as well as its added value and limitations in contrast to (primarily incentive-based) Rational Choice (RC) approaches from the field of decision theory.

Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg, University of Cologne, during his guest lecture at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)

Family-related Employment Interruptions: Mothers in Low-paid Jobs Take More Time off From Work


How quickly women will return to work after taking family-related leave depends on the income level of their last job. In case of low salaries, women are more likely to take more time off from work—and this is largely regardless of the share of part-time work in their profession. These findings have now been revealed by a study based on data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).

Dual vocational education and training firmly established at LIfBi


With the beginning of the new school year of 2017/18, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) welcomes already its second generation of trainees.

From Unemployment Quickly Back to Work? This is Easier in Male-Dominated Professions


Men working in professions with a high male rate evidently find it easier to find a new job after a period of unemployment. In contrast, the last job prior to unemployment is less significant for women returning to work. Instead, the family situation is of key importance: Mothers of small children (below the age of four) are facing difficulties on reentering the labor market. This is what researchers have found out in a study investigating the influence of the profession and other factors on the duration of unemployment.

Keeping an eye on individual cases—performance figures as targets


David Osher and Sanjay Arora (AIR) visited the LIfBi for consultation meetings from October 9 to 11.

Vice President David Osher (AIR, third from left) and Senior Data Scientist Sanjay Arora (AIR, fifth from right) together with members of the executive level of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).
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