[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
RECENT EVENTS (last 12 months)
[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.
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
[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.
[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.
[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.