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Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel
Professor of Sociology, especially Methods of Empirical Social Research
Department of Sociology
University of Bamberg
96045 Bamberg
Phone: +49-951-863-2629
Email: michael.gebel@uni-bamberg.de
NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS
[Jul 2015 - Jun 2018] The Volkswagen Foundation has agreed upon funding (402,000 Euro) our research project "Opportunities and Barriers at the Transition from Education to Work. A Comparative Youth Study in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Tajikistan" based on the  funding initiative "Between Europe and Orient", call "Institutional change and social practice. Research on the political system, the economy and society in Central Asia and the Caucasus". I am coordinating this international and interdisciplinary research network. Currently, 15 researchers from 5 countries are engaged in this research project.rrently, 57 researchers and 13 members of the advisory board are engaged in this research project.  Project homepage. Project page at Facebook.

[May 2015 - April 2018] The European Commission has agreed upon funding (2,497,416 Euro) our new research project „Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer“ (EXCEPT). The EXCEPT project will be supported based on the European Commission Horizon 2020-Program, Call „The young generation in an innovative, inclusive and sustainable Europe“, Topic „YOUNG-1-2014: Early job insecurity and labour market exclusion“. The international and interdisciplinary research network consisting of ten partner universities/institutes in nine European countries is coordinated by Dr. Marge Unt (University of Tallinn, Estonia) and co-coordinated by myself. Currently, 57 researchers from 9 countries and 13 members of the advisory board are engaged in this research project. Project homepage. Project page at Facebook.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS
[Dec 2016] Our working paper "Interdependencies between labour market insecurity and well-being - evidence from panel data." (joint work with A. Baranowska-Rataj, K. Gousia, M. Klobuszewska, O. Nikolaieva, O. Nizalova, E. Norton, M. Rokicka, J. Stasiowski, M. Strandh and J.Voßemer) has been published in the EXCEPT Working Paper Series. Download the paper

[Dec 2016]
Our working paper "Report on the impact of the institutional setting and policies on the well-being and health of youth in insecure labour market positions in EU-28 and Ukraine." (joint work with C. Athanasiades, L. Figgou, A. Flouli, K. Gousia, B. Högberg, M. Kostouli, O. Nizalova, N. Shapoval, M. Sourvinou, M. Strandh, K. Täht, M. Unt, J. Voßemer, D. Xanthopoulou) has been published in the EXCEPT Working Paper Series. Download the paper

[Dec 2016] Our article titled "Quality of work and job satisfaction: Comparing female part-time work in four European countries" (co-authored with Duncan Gallie, Johannes Giesecke, Karin Halldén, Rudi Wielers and Peter van der Meer) has been published in the academic journal International Review of Sociology. Download the article

[Jul 2016] Our article titled "Quality of work and job satisfaction: Comparing female part-time work in four European countries" (co-authored with Duncan Gallie, Johannes Giesecke, Karin Halldén, Rudi Wielers and Peter van der Meer) has been published in the academic journal International Review of Sociology. Download the article[Oct 2016] Our article titled "Education effects on the school-to-work transition in Egypt: A cohort comparison of labor market entrants 1970-2012" (co-authored with Stefanie Heyne) has been published in the SSCI-listed journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Download the article

[Oct
2016] Our article titled "Delayed transitions in times of increasing uncertainty: School-to-work transition and the delay of first marriage in Jordan" (co-authored with Stefanie Heyne) has been publishedhas been published in the SSCI-listed journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Download the article

[Oct 2016] My article titled "Education, employment dynamics and the middle class in Germany" has been published in the journal Sociological Problems. Download the article

[Aug 2016] Our article titled "Does deregulation help? The impact of employment protection reforms on youths’ unemployment and temporary employment risks in Europe" (co-authored with Johannes Giesecke) has been published in the SSCI-listed journal European Sociological Review. Free access to this article via open access! Download the article



RECENT EVENTS (last 12 months)

[Nov 29, 2016] Invited talk on "The transition from education to work in Central and Eastern Europe" at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg.


[Oct 26-28, 2016] Held a workshop on "Introduction into modern methods of causal analysis" (in German) at GESIS Workshop series in Cologne.


[Oct 6-7, 2016] Held a workshop on "Multilevel analysis using comparative data" (in German) at GESIS Workshop series in Mannheim.


[Sep 26-30, 2016] Co-organized the 38th Congress of the German Sociological Assocation in Bamberg (5-days event with more than 2200 participants) and acted as a session organizer and discussant at the plenum "Dynamics of exclusion and inclusion in the life course and biography" and as session chair of the keynote lecture by Tom DiPrete.

[Sep 21-23, 2016] Participated at the workshop of the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT Project and chaired session on WP4 "Health and well-being" in Sofia, Bulgaria.

[Sep 21, 2016] Held a presentation on "EXCEPT project: Ambitions and results" at the Policy Learning Event of the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT project at the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Sofia.

[Sep 7-10, 2016] Held a presentation on "Gender, early family formation and the school-to-work transition: Evidence from 30 low and middle income countries" at the 24th Annual Workshop of the the European Research Network on Transitions in Youth (TIY) in Trento, Italy.

[Aug 22 -26, 2016] Held a lecture and an exercise course on "Advanced regressions analysis using Stata" at the PhD Training Workshop of the TEW-CCA project in Bamberg.

[Jul 25-29, 2016] Held a lecture and an exercise course on "Regression analysis with Stata" at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne.


[Jul 6-8, 2016] Held a presentation on "Gender, early family formation and the school-to-work transition: Evidence from 30 low and middle income countries" and he was session chair and discussant of the session "Youth, transitions and labour trajectories" at the 37th Annual Conference of the International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation in Barcelona.


[Jun 28-29, 2016] Held a workshop on "Moderne Kausalanalyse" (Modern Causal Analysis) (in German) at the The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in Bamberg.


[Jun 10-11, 2016] Presentations on "Well-being and health" and "Ethics and data management" at the H2020 YOUNG-2014 Project Review Meeting at the European Commission in Brussels.

[Jun 1, 2016] Invited for public lecture on “The transition from education to work: Challenges for youths” at University of Central Asia in Dushanbe (Tajikistan). Afterwards, Eliza Mandieva and me discussed youth issues with students and experts from Tajikistan.


[May 31-Jun 3, 2016] Organized the 2nd workshop of the TEW-CCA project (15 participants from 5 countries) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.


[May 25-28, 2016] Presentation on "Gender, early family formation and the school-to-work transition: Evidence from 30 low and middle income countries" and session chair and discussant  of the session "Child development" at the joint conference of the  ISA-RC06 on Family Research and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.


[Apr 7-8, 2016] Plenary talk on "The transition from education to work in international comparision. The role of education and labour market institutions" at the conference of the Doctoral program of the Hans-Böckler foundation „International comparative research on education and education policy in welfare states“ in Tuebingen.


[Feb 29-Mar 4, 2016] Held a workshop on "Methods of modern causal analysis based on observational data" at the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Winter School in Bamberg.


[Feb 24-26, 2016] Organized the 3rd EXCEPT Workshop in Bamberg, which was attended by more than 40 international guests.


[Feb 16, 2016] Presentation on "Education and labour market careers in Syria before the civil war: Survey results and experiences" at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg.


[Jan 28-29, 2016] Held a workshop on "Longitudinal data analysis" at PH Karlsruhe.


[Dec 9, 2015] Inaugural lecture on "The transition from education to work in international comparison - Methodological challenges" at the University of Bamberg.