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Nils Lerch

Center for Study Management | Survey Coordination


Research interests

  • Surveymethodological aspects of longitudinal data collections
  • Social Inequalities in Education and the Labor Market
  • labour market and employment
  • Life course research
  • Social Stratification and Mobility
  • Publications


    Lerch, N., & Rauh, L. (2022). LIfBi Study Manager: Current status and future vision of digitized study management in the NEPS. LIfBi Working Paper 107. Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories.


    Lerch, N. (2018). The causal analysis of the development of the unemployment effect on life satisfaction. SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 991. German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).


    Lerch, N. (2017). Die kausalanalytische Interpretation des OED-Dreiecks: Eine Analyse der Reproduktion sozialer Ungleichheiten nach Bourdieu. Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-497633

    Selected presentations and lectures


    Lerch, N., & Löwe, L. (25. März 2021). Ungleichheiten beim Erwerb der Hochschulzugangsberechtigung: Eine Frage der Messung von Bildung? [Posterpräsentation]. [Posterpräsentation]. 7. Jahrestagung des Berliner Netzwerks für interdisziplinäre Bildungsforschung, Berlin, Deutschland.


    Lerch, N. (18. - 29. März 2020). Wann erreichen Individuen ihr höchstes Bildungsniveau? Implikationen für die Analyse von herkunftsbedingten Bildungsungleichheiten [Posterpräsentation]. Wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung LERN 2020; Bildungsforschung interdisziplinär: Gebündelte Expertise im LFV Bildungspotenziale, Frankfurt am Main.


    Lerch, N. (1. September 2017). Is the educational attainment a relative or absolute good? [Vortrag]. Paper presented at the Second International Workshop of ISA RC45 on Social Inequality, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    Lerch, N. (5. Oktober 2017). Is the educational attainmant a relative or absolute good? [Posterpräsentation]. Poster presented at the 2nd International NEPS Conference, Bamberg, Germany.

    Current projects