Educational outcomes are crucial for social participation and labor market opportunities. To develop strategies to improve people’s social and economic prospects, governments are increasingly interested in international comparisons of educational opportunities and outcomes. The workshop ‘Comparative Analysis of Longitudinal Data on Educational Outcomes’ aims to describe and discuss educational transitions and outcomes in Europe across the life course. To evaluate educational outcomes in different educational systems, this workshop focuses on the use of various longitudinal datasets, which are key in going beyond merely descriptive approaches and getting closer to causal analysis. Contributions with a focus on comparability of longitudinal datasets, statistical methods for harmonizing longitudinal datasets, and comparative analysis of longitudinal educational trajectories are especially welcome.
This expert workshop is targeted at experienced researchers. It is also open to other academics, policy professionals, and data users, and will provide participants with opportunities to discuss their projects and to network with international experts and colleagues in the field.
On the Call for applications, a high number of proposals have been placed in time. The InGRID Team at DIW Berlin selected 20 research proposals and 19 participants finally accepted the invitation to join the expert workshop.
Finally, we welcomed nineteen experienced researchers and interested policy makers coming from Belgium, Germany, UK, Italy, Denmark, Hungary, France, Israel and Italy. Jürgen Schupp (SOEP DIW) and Maria Metzing (SOEP DIW) opened the expert workshop on Wednesday. The expert workshop that had been organized together with Ides Nicaise (KU Leuven) contained eight sessions where all participants presented their work on statistical methods for harmonizing longitudinal datasets, longitudinal datasets that focuses on education careers, and comparative analyses of longitudinal education outcomes. In addition, the expert workshop was also an occasion to present the InGRID-2 project, including promoting the calls for visiting grants and its procedure.
We thank all participants of the workshop for their presentation. Special thanks go to Christine Kurka (SOEP DIW) and Janina Britzke (SOEP DIW) for their support in the organization of the event.
Photo: DIW Berlin