Education and Family Department News

42 results, from 1
Personnel news

Mara Barschkett Receives a Scholarship from the Network for Old Age Provision

Mara Berschkett, from the Graduate Center has been granted a scholarship from the Network for Old Age Provision (Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung) from Ocotber 2019 on. The Dean of the Graduate Center, Prof. Weizsäcker congratulates her on the success!

25.07.2019
Personnel news

Mila Staneva has successfully defended her dissertation

Mila Staneva, who worked at the Education and Family Department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.The dissertation with the title “Employment alongside Bachelor’s Studies in Germany. Implications for Education Outcomes, the School-to-Work Transition, and Social Inequality” was supervised by Prof. Dr. Heike Solga (WZB Berlin, Freie Universität ...

17.06.2019
Personnel news

Mathias Huebener wins Award for Best Dissertation in Educational Economics

The Verein für Socialpolitik has awarded Mathias Huebener, a Post Doctoral Research Associate at the DIW Education and Family Department, with the prize for best dissertation in educational economics. His dissertation is titled "Essays on the impact of education and family policies on the formation of human capital". The prize is awarded every two years. 

20.02.2019
Weekly Report

Refugees in Germany with children still living abroad have lowest life satisfaction

Family strongly influences personal well-being—especially in the case of refugees, whose family members often remain in their homeland. This report is the first to closely examine the well-being and family structures of refugees who came to Germany between January 2013 and January 2016. It uses data from the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in Germany. Among individuals aged between 18 and 49, ...

17.10.2018| Ludovica Gambaro, Diana Schacht, C. Katharina Spieß
Personnel news

Georg Camehl has successfully defended his dissertation

Georg Camehl, who works at the Education and Family department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.The dissertation with the title "Non-cognitive Skills and the Quality of Early Education - Four Essays in Applied Microeconomics" was supervised by Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Jan Marcus, Ph.D. (DIW ...

17.07.2018
Personnel news

Maximilian Bach wins BeNA Innovation Research Award 2018

Maximilian Bach, a DIW PhD candidate and Research Associate at the Education and Family Department, has received the BeNA Innovation Research Award 2018. The prize was awarded for his current paper "Teacher Incentives and Grade Retention" at this year's  BeNA Labor Economics Workshop on May 14. The GC congratulates Max on his success!

22.05.2018
Personnel news

Jonas Jessen Receives a Grant from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

Jonas Jessen, from the Education and Family department, has been granted a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) from June 2018 on. The Dean of the Graduate Center, Prof. Weizsäcker congratulates him on his success!

18.05.2018
Weekly Report

Mandatory day care for preschool children would not be an effective solution in targeting particular children

In Germany, around 94 percent of children between the ages of three and six attend a day care center. Regarding the remaining six percent, many experts have speculated that children, primarily those from socio-economically disadvantaged households, do not use day care. Based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and the Families in Germany survey (FiD), the present study is one of the first ...

09.05.2018| Sophia Schmitz, C. Katharina Spieß
Report

Jan Marcus wins Best Junior Researcher Prize of the Joachim Herz Stiftung

The Joachim Herz Foundation awards Prof. Dr. Jan Marcus with 25.000 Euro as this year's best junior researcher. Jan Marcus is a GC alumnus, a research fellow at the DIW Education and Family Department and a Junior Professor at the University of Hamburg. As such, the Graduate Center congratulates him and wishes him further success in his future work! We also congratulate Prof. Dr. Joachim Winter and ...

13.03.2018
Personnel news

Mathias Hübener has successfully defended his dissertation

Mathias Hübener, who works at the department of Education and Family Research, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.The dissertation with the title "Essays on the Impact of Education and Family Policies on the Formation of Human Capital" was supervised by Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Regina ...

26.02.2018
Personnel news

Jan Berkes Receives a Grant from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

Jan Berkes, from the Education and Family department, has been granted a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) from February 2018 on. The Dean of the Graduate Center, Prof. Weizsäcker congratulates him on his success!

12.02.2018
Press Release

The new grand coalition’s work program: DIW Berlin says there is still much to improve

In important areas such as tax policy, education, and energy, the future grand coalition must be considerably more ambitious – The need for reform in Germany is not being addressed sufficiently Germany’s next government will most likely once again be a grand coalition. However, the results of the preliminary coalition talks between the Union parties and the SPD, which serve as a basis ...

31.01.2018
Press Release

New studies from DIW Berlin emphasize the importance of day care facilities quality for children's development

Children from families who do not speak German as their main language at home often attend childcare facilities with children in similar situations – Policies providing financial incentives for facilities with a minimum percentage of children from migrant backgrounds shouldn’t be encouraged – Separate study shows that quality is strongly influenced by children's social behavior – ...

20.12.2017
Personnel news

Vaishali Zambre has successfully defended her dissertation

Vaishali Zambre, who works at the Education and Family department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Determinants of College Enrollment. Three Empirical Essays in the Economics of Education" was supervised by Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Thomas Siedler, PhD ...

27.11.2017
Press Release

Why are fewer women working in STEM fields? Girls underestimate their math abilities in school

Boys consider themselves to be more gifted in mathematics than their grades indicate, whereas girls think their language skills are stronger. Differences in students’ self-evaluation of their skills are evident by the fifth grade and remain present throughout higher grades Boys think higher of their math abilities in school than girls do – to an extent that is not justified by their actual ...

08.11.2017
Economic Bulletin

Day care centers: family expenditures increased significantly at some points between 1996 and 2015

Private household expenditures on child care in centers have significantly risen: from an average of 98 euros per month in 2005 to just under 171 euros in 2015 for a child under three and for children three and older (“Kindergarten” age group), from 71 to 97 euros in the period between 1996 and 2015. At the same time, more and more households are completely exempt from paying fees for day ...

19.10.2017| Sophia Schmitz, C. Katharina Spieß
Personnel news

Mathias Huebener wins the BeNA Innovative Research Award 2017

Mathias Huebener, a DIW PhD candidate and Research Associate in the Department of Education and Family, has received the BeNA Innovative Research Award 2017 for his paper “Parental education and child health behaviour: Causal evidence from changes in compulsory schooling.” The paper was presented at the 2017 BeNA Summer Workshop.

13.06.2017
Economic Bulletin

The parental leave benefit: a key family policy measure, one decade later

On January 1, 2017, the parental leave benefit will be celebrating its tenth anniversary. Although its implementation was hotly debated, it has become a widely accepted family policy measure. Its impact on parental labor supply, the division of labor between parents, fertility, and indicators that reflect the well-being of parents and children have been examined from a variety of perspectives. A global ...

09.12.2016| Mathias Huebener, Kai-Uwe Müller, C. Katharina Spieß, Katharina Wrohlich
Report

Children and adolescents with refugee background less likely to participate in voluntary educational programs - with exception of extracurricular school activities

Non-compulsory educational programs including extracurricular school activities, child day care centers, and non-formal educational programs, such as sports or music activities outside of school, make an important contribution to social integration. But to what extent do children and their families actually make use of these voluntary programs? On the basis of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and the ...

01.09.2016
Press Release

More and more schoolchildren are using paid tutoring – especially those from middle-income households

Proportion of tutored students nearly twice as high as 15 years ago – household income becoming a less influential factor – parental migration background no longer determines participation – nevertheless, educational inequalities persist More and more schoolchildren in Germany are using private tutoring: 47 percent of the 17-year-olds who were interviewed between 2009 and 2013 reported ...

10.02.2016
42 results, from 1