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
[Apr 2015] 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 consisting of project partners Tair Faradov (International Centre for Social Research ICSR) and Rajab Sattarov (ICSR and Baku State University) from Azerbaijan, Irina Badurashvili (Georgian Centre of Population Research GCPR) and Giorgi Meladze (I.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University) from Georgia, and Saodat Olimova (SHARQ Research Center) and Subhon Ashurov (Technological University of Tajikistan, Dushanbe) from Tajikistan. Project homepage. Project page at Facebook.

[Feb 2015] 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, 54 researchers and 13 members of the advisory board are engaged in this research project. Project homepage. Project page at Facebook.


[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).Download the book review

[Sep 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

[Mar 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


[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]  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]  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 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.

[May 20, 2015] Invited talk at the scientific workshop "Bildungsindikatoren im internationalen Vergleich" at the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) in Berlin.

[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

[Mar 5-6, 2015] Presentation on “The short and medium term impact of the great recession on youths’ non-employment rates and transitions in Europe” (in cooperation with Bettina Schuck, University of Mannheim) at the "Microdata from Eurostat - SILC, LFS, AES, SES, CIS, EHIS and HBS 4th European User Conference" in Mannheim. Read more about the conference