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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

Junior Research Groups

At LIfBi, there are several organizationally independent Junior Research Groups dedicated to different research focuses in educational science.

Junior Research Group "Outcomes of Education Across the Lifespan"

The junior research group "Outcomes of Education Across the Lifespan" investigates the impact of education and lifelong learning on different areas of life. Complex and dynamic consequences of education are considered in the shorter and longer term, up to effects across the life course.

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Junior Research Group "Gender Roles and Competences Across the Life Course" (completed)

From 2016 to 2020 (lead: Dr. Ilka Wolter) the Junior Research Group "Gender Roles and Competences Across the Life Course" carried out analyses of NEPS data regarding the identification and mapping of gender-specific developments of competences, as well as the psychological mechanisms explaining gender differences in competences and in constructs connected to competences. The comprehensive data structure of the National Education Panel Study was used for longitudinal analyses of (gender-specific) development of competences in different educational environments (e.g., elementary school, secondary school, and adulthood).

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Ilka Wolter