The support already starts during pregnancy and should extend until school age. This is the first time that a long-term study is conducted on such a large-scale regional support program.
The reference group is comprised of children whose families do not take systematic advantage of programs offered in the city of Bremen. By linking BRISE to both, the Newborn Cohort Study of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS Starting Cohort 1) and the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), BRISE can draw on additional high-quality data to evaluate intervention effects.
The joint project is scientifically coordinated by the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN, Kiel), with field access taking place in Bremen. The educational economic evaluation of the coordinated program of measures (intervention chain) is carried out at the German Institute for Economic Research and the Federal Institute for Population Research; In addition, DIW Berlin is responsible for the integration of BRISE and the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Linking BRISE with the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) is the joint responsibility of the association partners University of Bamberg and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories. Another sub-project of the University of Bamberg focuses on the quality of interaction in families and daycare centers. The University of Heidelberg focuses on milestone-oriented early childhood development diagnostics. Furthermore, the Leibniz Institute for Educational Research and Information focuses on children's readiness for school.