NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS
[Jul 2015 - Jun 2018] 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. Currently, 15 researchers from 5 countries are engaged in this research project.Project homepage
. Project page at Facebook.
[May 2015 - April 2018] 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, 58 researchers from 9 countries and 13 members of the advisory board are engaged in this research project. Project homepage. Project page at Facebook.
[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. Download the paper
[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. Download the paper
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 the article
[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 the article
[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 the article
[Oct 2016] My article titled "Education, employment dynamics and the middle class in Germany" has been published in the journal Sociological Problems. Download the article
[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. Free access to this article via open access! Download the article
RECENT EVENTS (last 12 months)
[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.
[Feb 2-3, 2017] Held a workshop on "Methods of Modern Causal Analysis Based on Observational Data" at the Goethe Graduate Academy (GRADE) of the University of Frankfurt.
[Jan 25, 2017] Held a presentation on "The effect of labour market insecurity on life satisfaction and health: Empirical results of the EXCEPT-Project" at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg at the research colloquium for labour market sociology.
[Dec 13, 2016] Participated as an international expert at the expert meeting on "Long-term unemployed youth - characteristics and policy responses" at Eurofound in Dublin.
[Nov 29, 2016] Invited talk on "The transition from education to work in Central and Eastern Europe" at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg.
[Oct 26-28, 2016] Held a workshop on "Introduction into modern methods of causal analysis" (in
German) at GESIS Workshop series in Cologne.
[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] Held 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] Held a 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] Held a 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.