Conference Program

The program for the 4th International NEPS Conference is now available.

Online with Abstracts* Printable PDF

* The online program also includes the schedule for the "Education and Space" workshop the day before.

 Thursday November 7, 2019
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

Societal change and educational trajectories of women and men born between 1919 and 1986 in (West) Germany

Rolf Becker (University of Bern, Switzerland)
11.00 am -
11.30 am
Coffee Break
11.30 am -
01.00 pm


Session 1

Chair: Markus Zielonka (LIfBi, Bamberg)

Session 2

Chair: Daniel Klein (INCHER, Kassel)

Ability tracking, cognitive homogenization, achievements and social educational inequality. A comparison of the educational systems of German federal states with data from the “National Educational Panel Study” (NEPS)

Hartmut Esser (University of Mannheim)
Julian Seuring (University of Bamberg)

Does studying the preferred field of study improve academic performance?

Francesco Berlingieri (ZEW Mannheim)
André Diegmann (German Council of Economic Experts, Wiesbaden)
Maresa Sprietsma (University of the Federal Employment Agency Mannheim)

Educational deprivation at the end of secondary school: an analyses of the interplay between social background, track placement, achievement and attainment

Dennis Köthemann (University of Wuppertal)

Gender differences in academic self-concepts among students in Germany: does the field of study matter?

Isabelle Fiedler (DZHW Hannover)
Sandra Buchholz (DZHW Hannover)
Hildegard Schaeper (DZHW Hannover)

The interplay of primary and secondary effects of gender and social background in the German secondary school system

Gordey Yastrebov (University of Bamberg)

Studying abroad. Framework conditions for an academic stay abroad in vulnerable student population groups

Katharina Resch (University of Vienna, Austria)
Lena Nusser (LIfBi Bamberg)
Susanne Schwab (University of Vienna, Austria)
01.00 pm -
01.45 pm
Lunch Break
01.45 pm -
03.15 pm


Session 3

Chair: Lydia Kleine (LIfBi, Bamberg)

Session 4

Chair: Saikat Ghosh (LIfBi, Bamberg)

Aspirations as self-fulfilling prophecies? An investigation of the causal effect of educational expectations on achievement

Stephan Dochow (University of Bamberg)
Sebastian Neumeyer (LIfBi Bamberg)

Social inequalities in dropout from higher education. Combining the student integration model and rational choice theory

Lars Müller (INCHER Kassel)
Daniel Klein (INCHER Kassel)

The impact of family on the educational achievements of students

Cindy Fitzner (WZB Berlin)

Gender-specific dropout from German higher education: which role do significant others play?

Magdalena Pratter (University of Bamberg)
Loreen Beier (University of Bamberg)

School performance: does distance to school matter?

Corinna Krämer (LIfBi Bamberg)

Partnership and higher education. Do the partner’s educational aspirations influence the student's dropout intention?

Ana Brömmelhaus (University of Oldenburg)
03.15 pm -
03.45 pm
Coffee Break
03.45 pm -
05.15 pm


Session 5

Chair: Daniel Fuß (LIfBi, Bamberg)

Session 6

Chair: Sebastian Franz (LIfBi, Bamberg)

Entering VET with a university entrance qualification? An investigation of influences on upper secondary school leavers’ educational plans

Annalisa Schnitzler (BIBB Bonn)

Determinants of studying to become a teacher in Germany

Corey Savage (University of Tübingen)
Adam Ayaita (RWTH Aachen)
Nicolas Hübner (University of Tübingen)
Martin Biewen (University of Tübingen)
Ulrich Trautwein (University of Tübingen)

Evolution of vocational aspirations of children of immigrants

Sara Möser (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Do pre-service teachers’ interests fit their teaching aspiration?

Bernhard Ertl (Bundeswehr University Munich)
Florian G. Hartmann (Bundeswehr University Munich)
Divan Mouton (Bundeswehr University Munich)

School to work transitions in German-speaking Switzerland: ethnic penalties on the VET-market

Richard Nennstiel (University of Bern, Switzerland)

How to develop the professional competence of teachers? Research of the school-oriented model

Svitlana Ivashnova (Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine)
05.15 pm -
06.45 pm
Poster Presentation with Small Reception
07.15 pm
Informal Networking Dinner for PhD Students (Café Luitpold)
 Friday November 8, 2019
09.00 am -
09.30 am
NEPS Publication and Poster Award
09.30 am -
10.30 am

Keynote Lecture

Improving disadvantaged schools

Eric A. Hanushek (Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution of Stanford University, U.S.)
10.30 am -
11.00 am
Coffee Break
11.00 am -
12.30 am


Session 7

Chair: Annette Trahms (IAB, Nuremberg)

Session 8

Chair: Lena Nusser (LIfBi, Bamberg)

Public sector employment and social mobility in individuals’ life courses – the case of West Germany after 1945

Rolf Becker (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Is early numerical sensitivity in infancy positively associated with later mathematical competence?

Maximilian Seitz (LIfBi Bamberg)

Lower pay but higher security? The influence of occupational sex segregation on the risk of becoming unemployed—a look at West Germany over the last three decades

Ann-Christin Bächmann (IAB Nürnberg)

Measuring unobserved variables in educational inequality research: mathematics and language 'abilities' in early childhood

Alejandra Rodríguez Sánchez (HU Berlin)

The impact of occupational characteristics on status mobility

Stefanie Unger (IAB Nürnberg)
Basha Vicari (IAB Nürnberg)

Poorly performing class = teacher-centered lessons? Are the average level and the heterogeneity of performance in elementary school classes related to the proportion of teacher-centered phases in German and mathematics lessons?

Miriam Hess (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Ann-Katrin Denn (University of Kassel)
Frank Lipowsky (University of Kassel)
12.30 am -
01.15 pm
Lunch Break
01.15 pm -
02.45 pm


Session 9

Chair: Basha Vicari (IAB, Nuremberg)

Session 10

Chair: Sina Fackler (LIfBi, Bamberg)

Life-course patterns and changes of work skills – a task based approach

Wiebke Schulz (WZB Berlin)
Reinhard Pollak (GESIS Mannheim)
Heike Solga (WZB Berlin)

Interest level of elementary school students in STEM as a component of educational process

Iryna Khovan (Education Complex “Dominanta” / Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine)

The impact of social origin on students’ employment trajectories

Michael Grotheer (DZHW Hannover)
Doğuş Güleryüz (DZHW Hannover)
Katrin Mergard (DZHW Hannover)

How do constructivist beliefs of art teachers and task quality affect the artistic creativity of elementary school children?

Nicole Berner (FHNW School of Education, Switzerland)
Miriam Hess (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Frank Lipowsky (University of Kassel)

Labour market outcomes of graduates from special needs schools

Silke Anger (IAB Nürnberg)
Malte Sandner (IAB Nürnberg)

The impact of all-day schools on students' skills – evidence from extending school-days in German primary schools

Arnim Seidlitz (HU Berlin)
Larissa Zierow (ifo Institute Munich)
02.45 pm -
03.15 pm
Closing of the NEPS Conference and Farewell Coffee Break
03.15 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