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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 AND ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
[Sep 2017] The European Research Council (ERC) announced the awarding of a 1,393,561 Euro Starting Grant for my project "The socio-economic consequences of temporary employment: A comparative panel data analysis" (SECCOPA). The grant negotiation process is ongoing. The planned funding period is 1 April 2018 till 31 March 2022. Read the ERC press release (my project is one of the 8 selected projects that were presented in detail)

[Jul 2015 - Jun 2018] The Volkswagen Foundation has agreed upon 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 - April 2018] The European Commission has agreed upon funding (2,497,416 Euro) our new 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 Dr. Marge Unt (University of Tallinn, Estonia) and co-coordinated by myself. Currently, 62 researchers from 9 countries are engaged in this project. Project homepage. Project page at Facebook.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

[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. Open access article! Download the article

[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 the paper

[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 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, WP No.7. Download the paper

[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 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 academic 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. Open access article! Download the article


RECENT EVENTS (last 12 months)

[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.


[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.


[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.

[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.