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Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel
Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research
Institute of Social Sciences, Faculty I, A6
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
26111 Oldenburg
Phone: +49-441-798-4841
Email: michael.gebel@uni-oldenburg.de
NEW POSITION
[1 Mar 2014] I have been appointed as a Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research (w3) at the University of Oldenburg. For new contact details see above.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

[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 2013] Our article titled "Helpful friends? Personal contacts and job entry among youths in transformation societies." (joint work with Irena Kogan and Teo Matković) has been published in the SSCI-listed journal International Journal of Comparative Sociology (impact factor 2012: 0.652)
. Download the article

[Oct 2013] My article titled "Is a temporary job better than unemployment? A cross-country comparison based on British, German, and Swiss panel data." has been
published in the Journal of Applied Science Studies (Schmollers Jahrbuch). A longer version of the article is available as a discussion paper (SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research at DIW Berlin No 543). Download the article

[Aug 2013] My book review on " D. Vaughan-Whitehead Work Inequalities in the Crisis: Evidence from Europe Geneva: International Labour Organisation and Cheltenham: Edward Elgar" has been published in the SSCI-listed journal
Work, Employment and Society (5-year impact factor 2012: 1.965)
. Download the book review

[Mar 2013]
My book review on "P. Emmenegger, S. Häusermann, B. Palier and M. Seeleib-Kaiser (eds.): The age of dualization. The changing face of inequality in deindustrializing societies. Oxford University Press" has been published in 
the SSCI-listed journal West European Politics (5-year impact factor 2012: 1.713). Read a free version of the book review

[Mar 2013] My working paper "Is a temporary job better than unemployment? A cross-country comparison based on British, German, and Swiss panel data." SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research at DIW Berlin No 543 has been published. A shorter version will be published in the Journal of Applied Science Studies soon. Download the working paper

[Jan 2013] My 60-page report “The transition from education to work in Syria. Results of the Youth Transition Survey 2009” (with contributions from Ummuhan Bardak, Ulrike Damyanovic and Jens Johansen) has been published as a working paper by the European Training Foundation (ETF), an EU agency that helps transition and developing countries. The report summarizes main findings from a unique survey of 3847 Syrian youths conducted by the ETF and the Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. In view of the current crisis in Syria, the working paper provides very interesting insights into the socio-economic situation of Syrians youths just prior to the uprising. Download the working paper


EVENTS

[Nov 25, 2014] Invited talk on "Berufseinstieg in Zeiten der Krise und Revolution: Eine Kohortenanalyse der Arbeitsmarktchancen von Hochschulabsolventen in Ägypten" at LUH-DZHW-Forschungskolloquium, Hannover


[Nov 20-21, 2014] Invited plenary lecture at the conference "Beschäftigungsqualität im beruflichen, familiären und betrieblichen Kontext" at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) at Nuremberg. More information about the conference and call for papers


[Aug 4-8, 2014]  I will hold a lecture on "Multiple Regressionsanalyse mit Stata" (in German) at GESIS Method seminar series in Cologne. Registration is now open!


[Jun 25-28, 2014] Presentation on "Delayed transitions in times of increasing uncertainty: Trends in first marriage patterns in Egypt" at the Volkswagen Stiftung Conference on "Challenges in the third decade of life in the 21st century - Individual development and health, social opportunities and inequalities" at Schloß Herrenhausen (Hanover).


[Jun 12-13, 2014] Chair and organizer of the session "Changing patterns of labor market dynamics in turbulent times" at the BIGSSS International Conference 2014 on Social Stratification and Social Policy in Bremen. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 Feburary 2014. Read more about the conference


[May 8-10, 2014] Presentation on "Temporary employment and subjective well-being: Short- and long-term effects" (with Jonas Voßemer) at the ISA-RC28 Conference "Old and new social divides:
social stratification research in the 21st century" at the Central European University Budapest.
Read more about the conference


[Dec 13, 2013] Invited expert, workshop"Labour market transitions in turbulent times" at EUROFOUND (Dublin).


[Dec 12, 2013] Invited talk, position "Professorship for Sociology (W3), especially Methods of empirical research" at the University of Bamberg.


[Dec 5-6, 2013] Invited expert, workshop "Impact of demographic change on policies for reconciliation of work and family life" at The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe in Belgium, organized by EUROFOUND.


[Nov 6, 2013] Invited talk at the conference on "Generation Jobless: Youth Unemployment in Europe and the US", organized by New York University's La Pietra Dialogues at NYU Florence. Read more about this conference


[Sep 23-25, 2013] Presentation on "The impact of employment transitions on health and well-being. Evidence from German panel data."(with Jonas Voßemer) at the  Conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) "Growing up and growing old: Health transitions throughout the lifecourse" at the University of Amsterdam. Read more about this conference


[Sep 11-14, 2013] Presentation at Transitions in Youth (TIY) Conference "School-to-Work Transitions in Times of Economic Crisis: Causes, Consequences & Remedies" on the topic "The impact of the great recession on youths’ NEET and temporary employment risks in Europe". Moreover, I will hold the final plenary workshop summary lecture. Read more about this conference


[Sep 2-6, 2013]  I will hold a lecture on "Methods of analysing time trends in social inequality" and I will act as a discussant of students' papers at the ECSR, EQUALSOC and University of Trento Summer School on "Rising Inequalities and Their Impacts on Societies" at Levico (Trento) in Italy. Read more about the summer school




TEACHING

[Dec 2013] Students rated my teaching quality on average with 1.00 (MA reading course) on a scale ranging from 1 (very good) to 6 (not satisfactory). The course was rated among the top 1% of all 538 sociological courses ever evaluated at the University of Mannheim. Read the full evaluation reports


[Dec 2013] Students rated my teaching quality on average with 1.25 (MA research seminar) on a scale ranging from 1 (very good) to 6 (not satisfactory). The course was rated among the top 2% of all 532 sociological courses ever evaluated at the University of Mannheim. Read the full evaluation reports

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