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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 1 (Version 4.0.0) released

8/10/2017
The new data version 4.0.0 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 1 - Newborns - is now available for scientific use.
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Program of the 2nd International NEPS Conference available

8/5/2017
The 2nd International NEPS Conference on October 5-6, 2017 at LIfBi in Bamberg assembles 24 paper and 15 poster presentations. The program is complemented by a keynote lecture and by an award ceremony for the best NEPS publication and the best conference poster.
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Summer School of the DFG Priority Programme 1646 “Education as a Lifelong Process. Analyzing Data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)”

8/4/2017

The third Summer School of the Priority Programme 1646 "Education as a Lifelong Process"—funded and initiated by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)—on “Longitudinal Analyses in Educational Research" took place on July 31–August 4 in cooperation with the LIfBi.

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6th Workshop on analysis of incomplete data (AID) with focus on strategies for public data providers

7/24/2017

The 6th workshop on the analysis of incomplete data (AID) held at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) on July 19, 2017, illustrated the different strategies that a public data provider can adopt—namely, to either provide the tools for imputing within the analysis, or to impute first and then analyze.

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Festive farewell for Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach

7/3/2017
The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and the University of Bamberg bid farewell to the former Director of the Institute and Chair of Early Childhood Education with a joint ceremony in the auditorium of the university celebrating his retirement.
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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 5 (Version 9.0.0) released

6/23/2017
The new data version 9.0.0 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 5 - First-Year Students - is now available for scientific use.
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Context effects? It depends! Guest lecture on spatial context effects at educational transitions

6/22/2017
Dr. Katarina Weßling, University of Cologne, talks about the relations between context characteristics and transitions to secondary education, vocational training, higher education, and the labor market.
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Dr. Katarina Weßling talks about context effects at educational transitions at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Submission of NEPS Conference Abstracts and Nominations for the NEPS Publication Award still possible until June 30, 2017

6/18/2017

The deadline for submitting proposals to present a paper or poster at the 2nd International NEPS Conference ends on June 30, 2017. The conference addresses an interdisciplinary audience of researchers working with data of the National Educational Panel Study. Empirical contributions on all NEPS topics, including methodological issues and comparisons with other national or international surveys, are welcome. For more information please refer to the Call for Papers on our conference website.

https://www.neps-data.de/de-de/neps-conference2017

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Registration for the 2nd International NEPS Conference now open

6/4/2017

The online form for this year's international NEPS Conference on October 5-6, 2017 at LIfBi in Bamberg is now activated. Interested persons are invited to register for their conference participation:

https://www.neps-data.de/de-de/neps-conference2017/registration.aspx

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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 4 (Version 9.0.0) released

6/3/2017
The new data version 9.0.0 for the NEPS Starting Cohort 4 - Grade 9 - is now available for scientific use.
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Study about school-to-work-transitions: Are biographies different in times of crisis?

6/2/2017
Even in times of crisis, the typical transition from school to employment is popular among graduates.
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From intermediate secondary school to university? Dr. Oliver Winkler talks about moving up within the German school system

4/12/2017

As part of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories’ (LIfBi) involvement in the National Report on Education 2018, Dr. Oliver Winkler (Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg) was invited for a guest lecture as an expert on downward and upward mobility during the school career. On April 7, 2017, he gave a presentation on the topic of “Second chance education during the life course. A sequence pattern analysis of intermediate secondary school graduates making up for Abitur.”

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Dr. Oliver Winkler gave a talk about the possibilities of moving up within the German school system.

Prof. Dr. Pam Sammons informs herself about the work at the LIfBi

3/17/2017
During her visit at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Pam Sammons, Department of Education at the University of Oxford, informed herself about the work at the Institute and the usage of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).
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When children with special educational needs have problems with their peers—comparison of inclusive and special needs classes

3/7/2017
Prof. Susanne Schwab (University of Wuppertal, North-West University South Africa), Prof. Markus Gebhardt (TU Dortmund University), Prof. Marco Hessels (University of Geneva, North-West University South Africa), and Lena Nusser (University of Bamberg) investigated this topic on the basis of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS Starting Cohort 3).
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Professor Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D., visits the LIfBi

2/24/2017
A lively scientific exchange was the primary focus of the 3-day visit by Prof. Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work & London School of Economics, at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).
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Members of SPD Bamberg county district council visit LIfBi

2/22/2017
Local politicians define political usefulness of educational research as their key expectation.
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Members of SPD Bamberg county district council with LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach (4th on left) as well as LIfBi staff.

4th Annual General Meeting of NEPS

2/13/2017
On February 13, 2017, the Annual General Meeting of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) met in Bamberg for the fourth time. The NEPS Annual General Meeting represents scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories and different cooperating institutions. In this way, the NEPS receives expertise from different academic disciplines. The meeting focused on reinventing the process of instrument development for NEPS as well as its future development.
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Discussion about data editing and data provision at LIfBi: Dr. Helen Wareham and Virgilio Sastre, Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, receive information on site

1/18/2017

Dr. Helen Wareham and Virgilio Sastre, Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at the University of Durham, received information about the challenges and solutions concerning data editing and data provision for the scientific community, illustrated by the example of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).

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Eckart Hohmann provides information about the principles of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

1/12/2017

The former President of the Hessian Statistical Office spoke about the “New general data protection regulation of the European Union” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Esser talks about “Effects of educational systems on social and ethnic educational inequality. A comparison of German Federal States based on data of the NEPS” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories

1/11/2017

One of the most distinguished representatives of rational choice theory in German sociology discussed with employees of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) some first and highly controversial results generated on the basis of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) as a work in progress.

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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Esser talked about the effects of educational systems on social and ethnic educational inequality.
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