Veranstaltungen

Bildung, Kultursektor, Non-Profit-Sektor
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23. Nov 2016

Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Top of the Class: the Importance of Ordinal Rank

This paper establishes a new fact about educational production: ordinal academic rank during primary school has long-run impacts on later achievement that are independent from underlying ability. Using data on the universe of English school students, we examine a setting in which the same baseline score on a national standardized test can correspond to different ranks among students situated in different primary school classes, where we calculate ranks using this baseline score. Institutional factors cause students to be re-assigned to a new set of secondary school peers and teachers that are unaware of the student’s prior ranking. We find large and significant positive effects on test scores and subject choices during secondary school from experiencing a high primary school rank, conditional on the underlying primary baseline score. The effects are especially large for boys, contributing to an observed gender gap in end-of-high school STEM subject choices. Merged survey data suggest that the development of confidence is a likely mechanism.

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Zeit
12:30 - 13:30
Ort
Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Ansprechpartner/-in
im DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 268
12. Oktober 2016

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting A lost generation? Which way out? How to integrate jobless, disadvantaged and disengaged young people

Presentation: Stéphane Carcillo | Senior Economist, OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Comment: Dr. Volker Born | Director Vocational Education and Training, German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZdH)
Moderation: Heino v. Meyer | OECD Berlin Centre

Despite overall positive employment trends a significant number of young people are neither in employment nor in education or training (NEETs).  What is their situation in Germany compared to other OECD Member countries?  Which groups are most affected?  How do early school leavers fare?  What are associated poverty and health risks?  Which policies and measures can address these problems and help tap the potential.  Answers will also be key for the successful integration of young migrants and refugees.  The presentation will draw on results of the recent OECD report ‘Society at a Glance’ as well as on practical experiences with integration of NEETs in Germany.

Zeit
12h00 – 13h00
followed by lunch buffet  
Ort
Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
Ansprechpartner/-in
im DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 569
12. - 13. Sept 2016

BIEN Lunchtime Seminar 3. BIEN Jahrestagung - Bildungswege – Mechanismen der Selektion und Selbstselektion

Unter dem Titel „Bildungswege – Mechanismen der Selektion und Selbstselektion“ werden am 12. und 13. September 2016 Nachwuchswissenschaftler/-innen aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen der Bildungsforschung ihre Forschungsarbeiten präsentieren und mit einem interdisziplinären Publikum diskutieren. Die Tagung wird am DIW Berlin statt finden.

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Keynote
  • Prof. Dr. Hessel Oosterbeek (University of Amsterdam)

    Prof. Dr. Hans Anand Pant (HU Berlin/Deutsche Schulakademie)

  • Ort
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 610
    22. - 23. Juni 2016

    SOEP 12th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP 2016)

    The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other researchers familiar with SOEP data. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g., economics, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology, and sociology) who use the SOEP or the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF) are invited to submit an abstract. We especially encourage submissions on inter-generational mobility in income, wealth, educational attainment, fertility, and related areas.

    Scientific committee

    • Reiner Pollack, WZB and Freie Universität Berlin
    • Anette Fasang, Humboldt University Berlin, WZB
    • Jan Goebel, DIW Berlin
    • Jürgen Schupp, DIW Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin
    • Carsten Schröder, DIW Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin

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    Keynote Speakers
  • Vida Malarani, Yale University/USA
    Richard Breen, University of Oxford/UK

  • Ort
    WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung Reichpietschufer 50 10785 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    2. Juni 2016

    BIEN Lunchtime Seminar Does Working Memory Training for Primary School Children Enhance Academic Performance? Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment

    Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Daniel Schunk zum Thema:

    „DOES WORKING MEMORY TRAINING FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN ENHANCE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE? EVIDENCE FROM A LARGE-SCALE FIELD EXPERIMENT “

    mit Kommentar von Dr. Till Kaiser

    Bitte melden Sie sich für die Veranstaltung über: bien-edu.net/anmeldung-lunch oder per

    E-Mail (bien-edu@diw.de) bis zum 27.05.2016 an.

    Im Anschluss an das Seminar laden wir Sie ein,
    sich bei einem kleinen Lunch kennenzulernen
    und auszutauschen.

    Seit 2014 findet das BIEN LUNCHTIME SEMINAR während der Vorlesungszeit am 1. Donnerstag eines Monats am DIW Berlin statt. Zudem besteht die Möglichkeit für Interessierte, sich dem Netzwerk als Mitglied anzuschließen.

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  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Schunk

  • Zeit
    11:30-12:45
    Ort
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 610
    14. Januar 2016

    BIEN Lunchtime Seminar Universal pre-school education: the case of public funding with private provision

    Dr. Birgitta Rabe (Institute for Social and Economic Research- University of Essex) zum Thema

    Universal pre-school education: the case of public funding with private provision

    mit Kommentar von Ludovica Gambaro (Institute of Education-
    University College London)

    Die Vorträge werden auf Englisch gehalten.

    Bitte melden Sie sich bis zum 07.01.2016 unter http://bien-edu.net/anmeldung-lunch/ zu der Veranstaltung an.

    Weitere Informationen zu dem Netzwerk sowie das Programm der weiteren BIEN Lunchtime Seminare im Jahr 2016 finden Sie auch unter http://bien-edu.net/

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    Referent/-in
  • Dr. Birgitta Rabe
    Ludovica Gambaro

  • Zeit
    11:30-12:45
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 516
    25. Nov 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Family structure and educational attainment in East and West Germany during the 20th century – a sibling analysis

    This study investigates whether the link between family dissolution and children’s educational attainment is contingent on the broader social and institutional context. The comparison of former capitalist West Germany and socialist East Germany presents an excellent case study as these countries differed considerably with regard to ideology and policies regarding families, schooling and labour markets. We base our analyses on the data of the German Life History Study that covers cohorts born throughout the twentieth century. Results of sibling fixed effect analyses show that growing up in a dissolved family in the former West was detrimental for educational attainment. In contrast, in the East with its comprehensive schooling system and extensive support for families and working mothers, family dissolution was not related to educational outcomes. The effects of family dissolution may thus be reinforced in stratified systems and possibly softened by social policies equalizing the social and economic situation attributed to dissolved families.

    Referent/-in
  • Wiebke Schulz, Universität Bielefeld

  • Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    28. Oktober 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen All-Day Schools and Maternal Labour Supply: The Case of Primary Education in Germany

    (together with Ludovica Gambaro and Frauke Peter)
    This study investigates whether the link between family dissolution and children’s educational attainment is contingent on the broader social and institutional context. The comparison of former capitalist West Germany and socialist East Germany presents an excellent case study as these countries differed considerably with regard to ideology and policies regarding families, schooling and labour markets. We base our analyses on the data of the German Life History Study that covers cohorts born throughout the twentieth century. Results of sibling fixed effect analyses show that growing up in a dissolved family in the former West was detrimental for educational attainment. In contrast, in the East with its comprehensive schooling system and extensive support for families and working mothers, family dissolution was not related to educational outcomes. The effects of family dissolution may thus be reinforced in stratified systems and possibly softened by social policies equalizing the social and economic situation attributed to dissolved families.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    17. - 18. Sept 2015

    BIEN Lunchtime Seminar 2. Jahrestagung - Bildungsprozesse und Bildungsverläufe

    Anmeldung bis 1. September unter: http://bien-edu.net/anmeldung-bien-tagung2015/

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    Keynote
  • Prof Jutta Heckhausen, PhD (University of California Irvine – School of Social Ecology)
    Prof. Dr. Heike Solga (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)

  • Ort
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 516
    15. Juli 2015

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar The Effect of Minimum Wages on Firm-Financed Training – Evidence from the German Construction Sector

    The effects of minimum wages on employment and wages have been studied extensively; however, few studies have analyzed the effects on other policy-relevant factors. In this study, I empirically analyze the effect of the minimum wage introduction on firm-provided apprenticeship training in the main construction sector in Germany. The analysis is based on a 50 percent random sample of the IAB Establishment History Panel–a large administrative firm-level data set. Preliminary results deploying difference-in-differences and synthetic control models indicate that the minimum wage decreased the number of apprentices hired by firms.

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  • Mathias Schumann (University of Hamburg)
  • Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 461
    2. Juli 2015

    BIEN Lunchtime Seminar Long-term effects of early care and education on cognitive development

    mit Kommentar von Dr. Wiebke Schulz (DIW Berlin)

    Anmeldung bis 29.06.2015 unter

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  • Prof W. Steven Barnett, PhD

  • Zeit
    11:30 - 12:45
    Ort
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 516
    26. Juni 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Admitting Students to Selective Education Programs: Merit, Profiling, and Affirmative Action

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    Referent/-in
  • Holger Sieg, University of Pennsylvania
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    Zeit
    13:15-14:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    29. April 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen The Role of Time Preferences in Educational Decision Making

    We evaluate the role of time preferences in educational decision making, when deviating from the standard-neoclassical assumption of exponential discounting. Based on a dynamic structural life-cycle model we analyse the importance of the discount factor for policy simulations. This is done by considering two relevant policies: (1.) a change in the state grant for students (BaföG) as a way to affect short-run benefits while at school and (2.) a change in progressive taxation as a way to affect long-run benefits of schooling since labour income generally increases with additional years of schooling.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 353
    17. April 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Do Public Tuition Subsidies Promote College Enrollment? Evidence from Community College Taxing Districts in Texas

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    Referent/-in
  • Brian McCall, University of Michigan
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    Zeit
    13:15-14:45
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    18. Februar 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Preference for College and Educational Inequality: Do Students Lack Information - Evidence from a Field Experiment

    In Germany students from a non-academic family background are still underrepresented in universities. Even though access to higher education has increased, students from non-academic family backgrounds are still twenty percentage points less likely to enroll in university compared to their peers from academic backgrounds. Since in Germany no tuition fees need to be paid, financial constraints are less likely to explain this educational inequality. Recent evidence suggests that students’ choice against university education is based on incomplete information. Using data from a randomized controlled trial this paper examines whether improving the level of information reduces differences in students’ intention to study. For students from non-academic family backgrounds we find that provision of information increased their preference for university education. Our results suggest that providing information may be a suitable policy tool to reduce educational inequality at the transition to tertiary education.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 353
    13. Februar 2015

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Educational choices - competitiveness or locus of control?

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  • Stefan Wolter, University of Bern
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    Zeit
    13:15-14:45
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 264
    21. Januar 2015

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen An instrument for every child? The effects of a universal music education program

    Universal music education programs have become increasingly popular among policy makers in Germany and other developed countries. They are presented as innovative policies that improve educational opportunities for the poor. The political hopes are based on the assumption that learning a musical instrument positively develops cognitive and non-cognitive skills. However, the educational effects of universal music education have been insufficiently studied. Using data from two household panel studies in Germany (SOEP and FiD), I examine whether a universal music education program decreases the strong association between socio-economic status and access to instrumental music lessons. I further investigate whether the program affected the development of non-cognitive skills as well as the likelihood to attend an upper secondary school. Regional and temporal variation in program implementation allows me to identify causal effects. Preliminary results suggest that universal music education projects successfully provide more equal access to extracurricular music activities. The program also shows small positive effects on social skills, in particular for children from disadvantaged social backgrounds.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 353
    11. - 12. Sept 2014

    BIEN Lunchtime Seminar 1. Jahrestagung des Berliner Netzwerks für interdisziplinäre Bildungsforschung (BIEN)

    Anmeldung bis zum 29.08. unter

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    Ort
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 516
    16. Juli 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen The Role of Time Preferences in Educational Decision Making

    The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the role time preferences play in educational decision making. In the presentation, I introduce a dynamic structural life-cycle model in which a forward-looking decision maker makes periodical decisions between continuing schooling and exiting to the labour force. The strategy of the underlying paper is to solve and estimate two versions of this model, one with an exponential, one with a hyperbolic discount factor, and compare subsequent model fit and outcomes from policy simulations. In the presentation, I show the solution to the exponential version and some cautious results of first estimation under some very basic specifications.

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    Zeit
    12:30 - 13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 265
    9. April 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen Is it really all that bad? The impact of shortening high school tenure on grade repetitions and graduation rates

    (joint with Jan Marcus, DIW Berlin)
    In designing education systems, policy-makers face a trade-off between the provision of higher levels of schooling and earlier labour market entries. The G8-reform, a fundamental education reform in Germany, tackles this trade-off by increasing education efficiency: The time in high school is reduced by one year while the total number of instruction hours is left unchanged. As a first indicator of the overall effectiveness of this recent policy, we study its effect on grade repetitions and high school graduation rates. Employing administrative data on all pupils in Germany, we exploit both temporal and regional variations in the implementation of the reform. We show that the shortening of the high school track length has no impact on grade repetitions in lower grades, whereas they double for pupils in the final years before graduation. The large majority of students, however, completes high school earlier. We cannot find any reduction in graduation rates. The results are robust to various changes in model specifications. The results indicate that the reform's potential benefits for labour markets, pension schemes and fertility will be slightly attenuated due to increased repetition rates.

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    Zeit
    12:30-13:30
    Ort
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Raum 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Ansprechpartner/-in
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 610
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