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© Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences
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Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel
Chair of Methods of Empirical Social Research
Department of Sociology
University of Bamberg
96045 Bamberg
Phone: +49-951-863-2629
Email: michael.gebel@uni-bamberg.de
Twitter: @gebel_michael
METHOD WORKSHOPS
I have specialized in holding method workshops (ranging from 2 to 5 days duration) at various summer/winter methods schools, graduate schools and research institutes. My field of specialization is modern causal analysis but I also offer courses in multilevel analysis, panel data analysis and regression analysis. Read more


NEW AND ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
[Apr 2018 - Mar 2023] The European Research Council (ERC)  is funding (1,393,561 Euro) my ERC Starting Grant project "The Socio-Economic Consequences of Temporary Employment: A Comparative Panel Data Analysis" (SECCOPA) for a period of 5 years.

[Jul 2015 - Dec 2018] The Volkswagen Foundation is funding (402,000 Euro) our project "Opportunities and Barriers at the Transition from Education to Work. A Comparative Youth Study in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Tajikistan" (TEW-CCA). I am coordinating this international and interdisciplinary research network. 20 researchers from 5 countries are engaged in this project.Project homepage. Twitter: @tew_cca

[May 2015 - Apr 2018; final review in July 2018] The European Commission is funding (2,497,416 Euro) our project „Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer“ (EXCEPT) in the Horizon 2020-Program. The international and interdisciplinary research network is coordinated by Prof. Marge Unt (University of Tallinn) and co-coordinated by myself. 62 researchers from 9 countries are engaged in this project. Project homepage. Twitter: @except_eu


RECENT PUBLICATIONS (last 24 months)

[Jul 2018] Our paper "The effects of unemployment and insecure jobs on well-being and health: the moderating role of labor market policies" (joint work with J. Voßemer, K. Täht, M. Unt, B. Högberg, and M. Strandh) has been published in the SSCI-listed journal Social Indicators Research. Download (open access!)

[Jul 2018] Our working paper "Proposal for future research based on EXCEPT project" (joint work  D. Hofäcker, M. Jeliazkova, S. Schadow, K. Täht & M. Unt) has been published in the EXCEPT Working Paper Series, WP No.58. Download (open access!)

[Jul 2018] Our working paper "Synthesis of the main empirical findings of EXCEPT project" (co-edited with Marge Unt) has been published in the EXCEPT Working Paper Series, WP No.57. Download (open access!)

[Mar 2018] My book chapter "The role of education institutions for the transition from education to work: A European comparative perspective." has been published in P. Boyadjieva, M. Kanoushev, M. Ivanov (eds.) Inequalities and social (dis)integration: In search of togetherness. Jubilee collection in honor of Prof. Rumiana Stoilova. Sofia: Iztok-Zapad, 181-200.

[Jan 2018] Our paper "The effect of an early-career involuntary job loss on later life health in Europe" (with Jonas Voßemer, Olena Nizalova and Olga Nikolaieva) has been published in the SSCI-listed journal Advances in Life Course Research. Download (open access!)

[Nov 2017] Our book "Familienverständnis in Nordafrika und dem Nahen Osten. Analysen zu familiären Rollen und zur Abgrenzung vom Staat." (with Stefanie Heyne) has been published by University of Bamberg Press. Download (open access!)

[Sep 2017] My book chapter "Der Übergang vom Bildungssystem in den Arbeitsmarkt im europäischen Vergleich. Die Rolle von Bildungs– und Arbeitsmarktinstitutionen" has been published in the edited volume J. Schmid, K. Amos, J. Schrader and A. Thiel (eds.) Governance und Interdependenz von Bildung. Internationale Studien und Vergleiche. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 13–36. Download

[May 2017] My paper "The effects of unemployment and temporary employment on leaving the parental home in Germany" has been published in Baranowska-Rataj  A., Bertolini S. and Goglio V. (eds) (2017). Country level analyses of mechanisms and interrelationships between labour market insecurity and autonomy, EXCEPT Working Papers No.11. Tallinn:  Tallinn  University, pp. 97-130. Download (open access!)

[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, WP No.8. Download (open access!)

[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, WP No.7. Download (open access!)

[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

[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

[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 published in the SSCI-listed journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Download

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

[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. Download (open access!)


RECENT EVENTS (last 12 months)

[Jul 23-27, 2018] Held a lecture and an exercise course on "Regression analysis with Stata" at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne.


[Jul 18, 2018] Invited talk on "Causal analysis using longitudinal data" at School of Big Data Management at Soochow University in Taipei.

[Jul 16-20, 2018] Held a workshop on "Methods of modern causal analysis based on observational data" at the 2018 Workshop on Quantitative Methods and Sociological Research at Academia Sinica in Taipei.


[Jul 13, 2018] Held a presentation on "School-to-work transition and first marriage in the Caucasus and Central Asia" at the Asian Population Association (APA) Conference in Shanghai.


[Jun 16, 2018] Held a presentation on “The transition from education to work and youths’ well-being: Evidence from German panel data” and chaired the Endowed Session of the Daniel Shek - Wofoo Foundation on "Advancement of Adolescent Quality of Life Research" at the ISQOLS Conference "Promotion of Quality of Life in the Changing World" in Hong Kong.


[Jun 2-5, 2018] Participated at the EXCEPT Coordinator Meeting in Thessaloniki.


[May 27, 2018] Held a presentation on "Education effects on the school-to-work transition: Evidence from 23 low and middle income countries" at the ISA-RC28 Conference "Rethinking Social Inequality in a globalizing World" in Seoul.


[May 18-19, 2018] Held held a presentation on “School-to-work transition and first marriage in the Caucasus and Central Asia” and chaired the session on "Labour force" at the ISA-RC06/41 Conference "Changing Demography - Changing Families" in Singapore.


[Apr 23, 2018] Acted as a reviewer for the monitoring of an action of thereviewer for the monitoring of actions reviewer for the monitoring of actionsEuropean Commission Horizon-2020 Programme in Brussels.


[Apr 16-18, 2018] Presentation on "Opportunities and barriers at the transition from education to work. A comparative youth study in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan." at the Status Symposium of the Volkswagen Foundation in Almaty.


[Apr 13-14, 2018] Acted as a session chair and discussant at EXCEPT edited volume workshop in Catania.


[Apr 4, 2018] Invited keynote on "Zunehmende Instabilität von Erwerbsverläufen? Empirischer Forschungsstand und Perspektiven" at the 1st Congress of the Akademie für Soziologie in Munich.


[Mar 26-27, 2018] Acted as a discussant at the joint doctoral conference of the University of Trento, Tilburg University and University of Bamberg in Trento.


[Mar 15, 2018] Presentation on "Well-being and health" at the 2nd review meeting of the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT Project in Brussels.


[Mar 14, 2018] Acted as a panellist in the panel "Policy perspectives: What can we do?" at the final dissemination conference of the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT Project in Brussels.


[Mar 5-9, 2018] Held a lecture and an exercise course as part of the Advanced Data Analysis Course "Methods of modern causal analysis based on observational data" at the ECPR Winter School in Bamberg.


[Feb 21, 2018] Participated as an international expert at the expert meeting on "Indicators of labour market segmentation and policies to combat it" at Eurofound in Dublin.


[Jan 18-19, 2018] Invited talk on "Youth unemployment in Europe: Evidence from multilevel analyses using EU-LFS microdata" at IPUMS/CED-InGRID Data Forum on the Harmonization and Uses of  European Microdata in Barcelona.


[Dec 14, 2017] Participated as an international expert at the expert meeting on "Employment status and job quality" at Eurofound in Dublin.


[Nov 27, 2017] Invited talk on "The research perspective on the EU-LFS: Comparative research on youth labor markets" at CESSDA-GESIS Workshop on „Working with European Union Labor Force Survey (EU-LFS)“ in Mannheim.


[Nov 15-17, 2017] Held a workshop on "Einführung in Methoden der modernen Kausalanalyse" at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne.


[Nov 10, 2017] Presentation on "Chances and barriers for young women’s transition from education to work in the Caucasus and Central Asia" at the conference “Labour market uncertainties for youth and young adults” of the Asian Research Institute at the National University of Singapore.


[Nov 2, 2017] Presentation on "School-to-work transition and first marriage in the Caucasus and Central Asia" at the IUSSP International Population Conference in Cape Town.


[Oct 25, 2017] Invited talk on "How can surveys help youth policy?" at the roundtable stakeholder workshop of b'huth (Dubai Public Policy Center) and United Arab Emirates University in Dubai.


[Oct 24, 2017] Participated as an international expert at the workshop on the Emirati Youth Survey at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain.


[Oct 19-22, 2017] Organized the 3rd workshop of the TEW-CCA project (17 participants from 6 countries) in Tbilisi.


[Sep 5-Oct 6, 2017] Visiting scholar at the Institute of Sociology of the Academia Sinica in Taipei.


[Sep 22, 2017] Invited talk on "School-to-work transition and first marriage in the Caucasus and Central Asia" at the Institute of Sociology of the Academia Sinica in Taipei.


[Aug 26-30, 2017] Participated and presented policy findings at the workshop of the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT Project in Thessaloniki.