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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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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


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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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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


Presentation of APPLES study: Guest lecture by W. Steven Barnett

On July 3, 2015, W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA), presented the study APPLES (The Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study) at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). This longitudinal study examines the way in which a change in preschool care system will affect the development of competencies—and hence also the future success in terms of learning and school—of 3- and 4-year-old children in 31 cities throughout New Jersey.

First, W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D, outlined the background and history of the APPLES study. Among other things, he introduced the changes that were made regarding the system of preschool education in participating cities throughout New Jersey in order to improve the quality of educational offerings and to give children a better start in school. Afterwards, he presented results concerning the development of competencies, showing, for example, that children who took part in the program for two years benefitted more than children who took part for one year only. During the ensuing discussion, the differences between the German and the US-education system were also debated.

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