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Julian Seuring

Educational Decisions and Processes, Migration, Returns to Education | Educational Trajectories of refugee children and adolescents
Educational Decisions and Processes, Migration, Returns to Education | Migration


Research interests

  • Ethnic and Social Educational Inequality
  • Language Aquisition
  • Response Bias in Survey Research
  • Methods
  • Publications


    Edele, A., Seuring, J., Schotte, K., Kristen, C., & Stanat, P. (2023). Is the first language a resource, an obstacle, or irrelevant for language minority students’ education? In S. Weinert, G. J. Blossfeld, & H.-P. Blossfeld (Eds.), Education, Competence Development and Career Trajectories. Analysing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). (pp. 349-367). Springer.
    Esser, H., & Seuring, J. (2023). Was ist Dein Replicandum? Eine Antwort auf die Replik von Heisig und Matthewes (2022) zum Beitrag von Esser und Seuring (2020) über „Kognitive Homogenisierung, schulische Leistungen und soziale Bildungsungleichheit“. Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 52(3), 338-343.
    Seuring, J., Degen, D., Rüdel, J., Ries, F., Diehl, C., Kristen, C., & Koenig, M. (2023). The ENTRA survey: Recent immigration processes and early integration trajectories in Germany: Methodological report. GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften. urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-85327-7
    Will, G., Seuring, J., & von Maurice, J. (2023). Geflüchtete Kinder in der Grundschule – Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Grundschule, 2023(1), 7-13.


    Breznau, N., Rinke, E. M., Wuttke, A., Nguyen, H. H. V., Adem, M., Adriaans, J., Alvarez-Benjumea, A., Andersen, H. K., Auer, D., Azevedo, F., Bahnsen, O., Balzer, D., Bauer, G., Bauer, P. C., Baumann, M., Baute, S., Benoit, V., Bernauer, J., Berning, C., . . . Żółtak, T. (2022). Observing many researchers using the same data and hypothesis reveals a hidden universe of uncertainty. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(44), Article: e2203150119.
    Seuring, J., & Will, G. (2022). German language acquisition of refugee children - The role of preschools and language instruction. Frontiers in Sociology, 7, Article 840696.


    Kristen, C., & Seuring, J. (2021). Destination-language acquisition of recently arrived immigrants: Do refugees differ from other immigrants? Journal for Educational Research Online, 13(1), 128-156.


    Esser, H., & Seuring, J. (2020). Kognitive Homogenisierung, schulische Leistungen und soziale Bildungsungleichheit. Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 49(5-6), 277-301.
    Miyamoto, A., Seuring, J., & Kristen, C. (2020). Immigrant students’ achievements in light of their educational aspirations and academic motivation. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46(7), 1348-1370.
    Seuring, J., Rjosk, C., & Stanat, P. (2020). Ethnic classroom composition and minority language use among classmates: Do peers matter for students’ language achievement? European Sociological Review, 36(6), 920-936.


    Kristen, C., Seuring, J., & Stanat, P. (2019). Muster und Bedingungen des Erwerbs und Erhalts herkunftssprachlicher Kompetenzen. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 22(1), 143-167.


    Olczyk, M., Seuring, J., Will, G., & Zinn, S. (2016). Migranten und ihre Nachkommen im deutschen Bildungssystem: Ein aktueller Überblick. In C. Diehl, C. Hunkler, & C. Kristen (Hrsg.), Ethnische Ungleichheiten im Bildungsverlauf : Mechanismen, Befunde, Debatten (S. 33–70). Springer VS.
    Strobel, B., & Seuring, J. (2016). Spracherhalt oder Sprachverlagerung? Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 68, 309-339.


    Edele, A., Seuring, J., Kristen, C., & Stanat, P. (2015). Why bother with testing? The validity of immigrants' self-assessed language proficiency. Social Science Research, 52, 99-123.

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