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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
HIRING
I invite applications for the following position (Application deadline: 27 February, 12:00 noon, CET):
Akademische/r Rätin/Rat auf Zeit (A13, 100%) oder wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (Postdoc, E13 TV-L, 100%) Download job advertisement

I invite applications for the following positions (Application deadline: 15 February, 12:00 noon, CET):
Two PhD research positions in the ERC project SECCOPA Download job advertisement
One Postdoc research position in the ERC project SECCOPA Download job advertisement

NEW AND ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
[Apr 2018 - Mar 2023] The European Research Council (ERC) is funding 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 - Jun 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. Currently, 18 researchers from 5 countries are engaged in this project.Project homepage.

[May 2015 - Apr 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. Currently, 62 researchers from 9 countries are engaged in this project. Project homepage. Project page at Facebook.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

[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

[Jul 2017] 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!)

[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)

[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.


[Jul 24-28, 2017] Held a lecture and an exercise course on "Regression analysis with Stata" at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne.


[Jul 12, 2017] Held a keynote lecture on "The transition to adulthood in Central and Eastern Europe" at the 9th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on "Family in transition: Context, values and choice" in Tutzing.


[Jun 28 - Jul 1, 2017] Research stay at the Georgian Center for Population Research (GCPR) in Tblisi conducting and discussing research of the TEW-CCA project.


[Jun 15, 2017] Presentation and interview on ERC Starting Grant proposal "The socio-economic consequences of temporary employment: A comparative panel data analysis" (SECCOPA) at ERC in Brussels.


[Jun 13 , 2017] Participated as an international expert at the expert meeting on "CONVERGENCE - Monitoring convergence in the European Union" at Eurofound in Dublin.


[May 23, 2017] Participated and presented ERC Starting Grant proposal "The socio-economic consequences of temporary employment: A comparative panel data analysis" (SECCOPA) at ERC Interview Training at KOWI Bonn.


[Apr 18-19, 2017] Held a presentation on "The transition from education to work and youths’ well-being. Evidence from German panel data" and acted as a session chair of the session "Youth, wellbeing and mobility" at the ISA-RC55 Midterm Conference “The Future of social indicators: Regional responses to global challenges” at the Academia Sinica in Taipei.


[Mar 30, 2017] Acted as a reviewer in the PhD commission of Giampiero Passaretta at the University of Trento.


[Mar 6-10, 2017] 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.

[Mar 7, 2017] Held a presentation on "Analyses on the family and state in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA)" at the State Institute for Family Research at Bamberg University.

[Feb 28, 2017] Held a presentation on "The impact of the economic crisis on youth labour markets in Europe" at the AB-A Research Colloquium of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) at the University of Mannheim.

[Feb 22-24, 2017] Participated and discussed research findings at the workshop of the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT Project in Warsaw.