Laura Schmitz

Research Associate in the

Education and Family Department

Contact

+49 30 89789 - 229
Research Topics and Working Areas

Laura has been a doctoral student at the DIW Graduate Center since 2018 and a research assistant in the Department of Education and Family since 2019. Laura’s research interests lie in the field of educational economics, with a special focus on intergenerational mobility and the evaluation of relevant policy measures.
Laura has an interdisciplinary background with degrees in European Studies, Public Policy and Economics. During her Master of Public Policy at the University of Maastricht, she first specialized in social security in developing countries, followed by three years at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva and Zambia. Prior to her PhD at the Graduate Center, she completed an M.Sc. in Economics at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. In the course of her master thesis she analyzed data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) regarding the effects of all-day schools on intergenerational mobility in Germany.

Publications

DIW Weekly Report 34 / 2020

Integration of Refugee Children and Adolescents In and Out of School: Evidence of Success but Still Room for Improvement

2020| Ludovica Gambaro, Daniel Kemptner, Lisa Pagel, Laura Schmitz, C. Katharina Spieß
DIW Wochenbericht 34 / 2020

Erfolge, aber auch weiteres Potential bei der schulischen und außerschulischen Integration geflüchteter Kinder und Jugendlicher

2020| Ludovica Gambaro, Daniel Kemptner, Lisa Pagel, Laura Schmitz, C. Katharina Spieß
DIW aktuell 30 / 2020

Corona-Schulschließungen: Verlieren leistungsschwächere SchülerInnen den Anschluss?

2020| Mathias Huebener, Laura Schmitz