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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
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.rrently, 57 researchers and 13 members of the advisory board 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, 57 researchers from 9 countries and 13 members of the advisory board are engaged in this research project. Project homepage. Project page at Facebook.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS
[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

[Jul 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

[Mar 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 accepted for publication in the SSCI-listed journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Download the article


[Jan 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 accepted for publication in the SSCI-listed journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. Download the article

[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


RECENT EVENTS (last 12 months)
[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.


[Jun 10-11, 2016] 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 from Tajikistan.


[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] 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] 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.


[Feb 29-Mar 4, 2016] Held a workshop on "Methods of modern causal analysis based on observational data" at the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Winter School in Bamberg.


[Feb 24-26, 2016] Organized the 3rd EXCEPT Workshop in Bamberg, which was attended by more than 40 international guests.


[Feb 16, 2016] Presentation on "Education and labour market careers in Syria before the civil war: Survey results and experiences" at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg.


[Jan 28-29, 2016] Held a workshop on "Longitudinal data analysis" at PH Karlsruhe.


[Dec 9, 2015] Inaugural lecture on "The transition from education to work in international comparison - Methodological challenges" at the University of Bamberg.


[Nov 30, 2015] Invited for public lecture on “The transition from education to work: Challenges for youths” at Baku State University in Azerbaijan. Afterwards, Eliza Mandieva and me discussed youth issues with students from Azerbaijan.

[Nov 29, 2015] Organized a policy briefing on the TEW-CCA project with representatives of governments and (inter)national organizations in Baku, Azerbaijan.

[Nov 27-29, 2015]
Organized the 1st workshop of the TEW-CCA project (13 participants from 5 countries) in Baku, Azerbaijan.


[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.


[Oct 29-30, 2015] Held a 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.


[Sep 28-29, 2015] Held a 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.