[Jan 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 accepted for publication in the SSCI-listed journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Download the article
[Sep 2015] I contributed a comment on the chapter "Berufliche, beruflich tertiäre und akademische Bildungsabschlüsse" (Vocational, tertiary vocational and academic education degrees) of the ZEW-BMBF research report on "Bildungsindikatoren im internationalen
Vergleich" (Educational indicators in international comparison). Download the research report
[Mar 2015] My book chapter titled "Labor market entry and early career development" has been published in the edited volume of R. Scott and S. Kosslyn (eds.) Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences, New York: Wiley. Read more about this edited volume
[Feb 2015] My book review titled "Book review: D. Gallie (ed.): Economic crisis, quality of work, and social integration: The European experience." has been published in the SSCI-listed journal European Sociological Review ar impact factor 2012: 3.688) (5-year impact factor 2012: 2.013)
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2014] Our book titled "Transitions to adulthood in the Middle East and
North Africa. Young women's rising?" (co-authored with Stefanie Heyne)
has been published by Palgrave MacMillan. Read more about the book
[Jul 2014] EUROFOUND (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions), an agency of the European Union, published the report "Mapping youth transitions in Europe" (100 pages) (joint work with Massimiliano Mascherini, Anna Ludwinek, Carlos Vacas and Anja Meierkord). The study analyses the labour market situation of young people in Europe, focusing on their school-to-work transition and also their more general transition to adulthood. Download the report
2014] Our article titled "The impact of employment transitions on health in Germany. A difference-in-differences propensity score matching approach." (joint work with Jonas Voßemer) has been published in the
SSCI-listed journal Social Science & Medicine (5-year impact factor 2012: 3.688). Download the article
[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.
[Nov 30, 2015] Invited for public lecture on “The transition from education to work: Challenges for youths” at Baku State University in Azerbaijan. Afterwards, Eliza Mandieva and me discussed youth issues with students from Azerbaijan.
[Nov 29, 2015] Organized a policy briefing on the TEW-CCA project with representatives of governments and (inter)national organizations in Baku, Azerbaijan.
[Nov 27-29, 2015] Organized the 1st workshop of the TEW-CCA project (13 participants from 5 countries) in Baku, Azerbaijan.
[Nov 4-5, 2015] Plenary talk on "The concept of the 'middle class' in a life course perspective" at the conference "Middle Class, Education, Employment: The Contribution of the Social Sciences" organized by the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge (ISSK) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more about the conference
[Oct 29-30, 2015] Held a workshop on "Moderne
Kausalanalyse" (Modern Causal Analysis) (in
German) at the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER) in Kassel.
[Oct 1-3, 2015] Participation and presentations at the 2nd workshop of the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT project at the University of Torino. Read more about the workshop
[Sep 28-29, 2015] Held a workshop on "Einführung in Methoden der modernen Kausalanalyse" (Introduction to Methods of Modern Causal Analysis) (in German), which includes methods such as (diff-in-diff) propensity score matching, instrumental variable estimators, and selection correction models, at GESIS Workshop series in Cologne. Read more about the workshop
[Aug 31, 2015] Plenary talk on "Educational processes in a life course perspective – The benefits of longitudinal data" at the Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research 2015 of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) in Bamberg. Read more about the summer school
[Aug 3-7, 2015] Lecture on "Multiple Regressionsanalyse mit Stata" (in German) at GESIS Method seminar series in Cologne. Read more about the seminar
[Jun 18-20, 2015] Participation and presentations at the 1st project workshop of the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT project (role of co-coordinator of the research project) at the University of Tallinn.
[Jun 10-11, 2015] Presentation on the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT project (with Marge Unt, Tallinn University) at the H2020 YOUNG-2014 Projects Policy Kick-off Meeting of the European Commission in Brussels.
20, 2015] Invited talk at the scientific workshop "Bildungsindikatoren im internationalen
Vergleich" at the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) in
[May 12, 2015] Invited talk on "Berufseinstieg in Zeiten der Krise und Revolution: Eine Kohortenanalyse der Arbeitsmarktchancen von Hochschulabsolventen in Ägypten" (in German) (Labour Market Entry in times of crisis and revolution: A cohort analysis of labour market chances of graduates in Egypt) at LUH-DZHW research colloquium in Hanover. Read more about the colloquium
[Apr 16, 2015] Invited talk at a workshop discussion on female labour force participation in Mediterranean countries with Muslim population majority at the Harriet Taylor Mill Institut in Berlin. Read more about the workshop