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Overview of ongoing and completed projects at LIfBi


All publications incl. the LIfBi series "NEPS Survey Paper", "LIfBi Working Paper" and Transfer Reports

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About us

History and Purpose of LIfBi - from the Origin of the National Educational Panel to the Present Day


Overview of all employees of the institute with filter and search function

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News on research, events and developments at LIfBi incl. news archive


Conferences, events and trainings of LIfBi as well as all dates of the institute's own lecture series LIfBi Lectures


Information services, press portal and distribution list, and downloads for media professionals


All LIfBi annual reports, subscription to the newsletter as well as all transfer reports and publication series.

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Research Data Center

Information about the FDZ-LIfBi incl. contact form and registration for the newsletter "LIfBi data"

Data and Documentation

To the data of NEPS, ReGES and further studies incl. documentation and variable search

Data Access

Request for access to scientific use files incl. overview of all data use projects


Information on FDZ events, tutorials and help for handling the data incl. online forum

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LIfBi as an Employer

Flexible working and part-time models, equal opportunities and good work-life balance

Further Education, Doctorate, Networks

Offers for all qualification levels and best networking opportunities

Workplace Bamberg

Living and working in the heart of the world heritage city - central location of empirical educational research

Job Offers

All open positions in the areas of research, infrastructure and administration at a glance

NEPS Returns to Education

Another central dimension of theoretical conceptualisation of lifelong educational processes within the scope of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) deals with “Returns to Education Across the Life Course”. In this context, returns to education are not only conceptualized by qualification-specific salaries and chances on the labor market.

In a broader sense, individual well-being, political attitudes and participation, social inclusion, physical and mental health, as well as individual health-related behavior are also considered, among other things, as returns to education. Some of these returns, such as physical and mental health or a student’s active involvement in society, can be assessed long before their entry into the labor market. As a result, they can also be documented and analyzed in terms of their life-course-related development.

The detailed description of the conception and design of the survey program on educational outcomes in NEPS can be found here.

Anika Bela

LIfBi in cooperation with

Localisation in the NEPS