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Conference Program


 Thursday November 22, 2018
09.00 am -
10.00 am
10.00 am -
10.15 am

Welcome and Opening of the NEPS Conference

Christian Aßmann (LIfBi, University of Bamberg)
10.15 am -
11.00 am

The national report on education in Germany – Rational and research

Michael Mudiappa (LIfBi Bamberg) & Jessica Ordemann (DIPF Berlin)
11.00 am -
11.45 am

Changes in the returns to women’s and men’s education upon entry into the labour market in West Germany, 1945-2008

Rolf Becker (University of Bern) & Hans-Peter Blossfeld (University of Bamberg)
11.45 am -
12.30 am
Lunch Break
12.30 am -
02.30 pm


Session 1

Chair: Gwendolin Blossfeld (Univ. of Bamberg)

Session 2

Chair: Manja Attig (LIfBi Bamberg)

Downward mobility? Intergenerational status preservation over four West German birth cohorts (1945-1988)

Richard Nennstiel (University of Bern)

Early gender specific mother-child-interactions and their effects to later competencies for boys and girls in math and vocabulary

Loreen Beier & Hans-Peter Blossfeld (University of Bamberg)

Forced migration and the educational attainment of second and third generations

Anica Kramer (University of Bamberg, RWI Essen)

Family structure and early childhood development: the emergence of disparities in cognitive development for a cohort of newborns 2012-2013

Alejandra Rodríguez Sánchez (BGSS, HU Berlin)

Timing of tracking and its effects on upper secondary completion: analysis with propensity score matching of comprehensive schools in Germany

Phil Kolbe (University of Kaiserslautern)

Social differences in the development of receptive language skills from age 5 to 9 in Germany

Thorsten Schneider (Leipzig University) & Tobias Linberg (ISB Munich)

Routes to integration? School-to-work transitions of students from special-needs schools in Germany

Reinhard Pollak (WZB, FU Berlin) & Laura Menze (WZB)

Majority and minority language students’ development of German and English reading and writing skills in a bilingual primary school: a longitudinal study

Anja K. Steinlen & Thorsten Piske (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg)
02.30 pm -
03.00 pm
Coffee Break
03.00 pm -
05.00 pm


Session 3

Chair: Christoph Müller (IAB Nuremberg)

Session 4

Chair: Lydia Kleine (LIfBi Bamberg)

Primary and secondary effects of social origin at the transition to tertiary education. A comparison of different strategies of „controlling for ability“

Dave Balzer & Gunnar Otte (JGU Mainz)

Shall we be smart or curious, or both? The interplay between fluid intelligence and intellectual investment traits in predicting knowledge acquisition

Ai Miyamoto, Clemens Lechner & Thomas Knopf (GESIS Mannheim)

Social background and its influence on educational choices: mapping determinants in the transition from Bachelor’s to Master’s studies

Jonas Stein (Utrecht University)

Are less conscientious students more likely to be retained? Effects of students’ big five personality traits on grade retention

Andrea Westphal, Miriam Vock & Rebecca Lazarides (University of Potsdam)

Primary and secondary effects of parental wealth in the early school career in Germany

Jascha Dräger & Nora Müller (GESIS Mannheim)

Participation in further training – On the impact of competencies and personality traits

Martina Baumann & Thomas Kruppe (IAB Nuremberg)

Minimum wages and teenagers’ educational expectations

Max Kunaschk, Pascal Heß (IAB Nuremberg) & Silke Anger (IAB Nuremberg, University of Bamberg, IZA Bonn)
05.00 pm -
06.30 pm
Poster Presentation with Small Franconian Reception
06.45 pm
Informal Networking Dinner for PhD Students (Café Luitpold)
 Friday November 23, 2018
09.00 am -
09.30 am
NEPS Publication and Poster Award
09.30 am -
10.30 am

Keynote Lecture

The transmission of inequality across multiple generations: testing recent theories with evidence from Germany

Sebastian T. Braun (formerly University of St Andrews; now University of Bayreuth, IfW Kiel)
10.30 am -
11.00 am
Coffee Break
11.00 am -
12.30 am


Session 5

Chair: Katarina Weßling (Maastricht Univ.)

Session 6

Chair: Annalisa Schnitzler (BIBB Bonn)

The role of parents for student’s STEM aspirations

Gwendolin J. Blossfeld & Sebastian Thürer (University of Bamberg)

Who trusts and who volunteers? The role of education, reading competencies and cognitive basic skills

Regina Jusri (LIfBi Bamberg)

Gender segregation in field of study: the role of intergenerational transmission

Julia Philipp (LSE London)

The impact of participation in job-related training on job satisfaction. An empirical analysis based on the NEPS adult cohort

Doğuş Güleryüz (DZHW Hannover)

Alternative ways to higher education – A reconstruction of gender effects

Magdalena Pratter (University of Bamberg)

The returns of a cooperative university degree

Philipp Kugler, Tobias Brändle & Anne Zühlke (IAW Tübingen)
12.30 am -
01.15 pm
Lunch Break
01.15 pm -
02.45 pm


Session 7

Chair: Christian Aßmann (LIfBi Bamberg)

Session 8

Chair: Claus H. Carstensen (Univ. of Bamberg)

Measuring the same? Testing the empirical dimensions of social capital across the native and the immigrant population in Germany

Benjamin Schulz (WZB Berlin)

Measuring interest congruency in NEPS SC5 first-year students

Bernhard Ertl & Florian G. Hartmann (Bundeswehr University Munich)

Social desirability in self-reported gender ideologies: investigating heterogeneous interviewer gender effects

Gundula Zoch (LIfBi Bamberg)

Early prediction of university dropouts – A random forest approach

Hervé D. Teguim K., Marco Giese, Andreas Behr & Katja Theune (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Filter patterns from questionnaire graphs: a simple example

Katharina Stark & Sabine Zinn (LIfBi Bamberg)

Culture-related professionalism and activity of students in teacher education

Jana Costa (University of Bamberg)
02.45 pm -
03.30 pm
Closing of the Conference and Farewell (with Coffee Break)
03.30 pm -
04.30 pm
Round Table “Meet the Research Data Center: requests, desires, suggestions”

Conference Venue

Leibniz Institute for Educational
Trajectories (LIfBi)
Wilhelmsplatz 3
96047 Bamberg