27 - 29 Nov 2019

Call 23: Expert workshop 'Comparative analysis of longitudinal data on educational outcomes’

This call is closed
Information on approval applications: October 2019

General information

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.

The event will be hosted by the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), which is located in the center of Germany’s capital city. The SOEP will provide and organise logistics for the week (practical information will be provided soon).


The expert workshop opens on Wednesday 27 November at 1:00 pm and ends on Friday 29 November at 2:00 pm.


German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Berlin, Germany.

Information for applicants

The expert workshop is primarily aimed at experienced researchers, but is also open to policy makers and other academics and data users.

All applicants will be informed of whether their applications have been accepted in October.

Participants will be expected to complete a template (questionnaire) in advance. It will be sent out in October and will include general questions about the applicant’s research and variables used in the dataset(s). The information will be used to create an overview of different datasets that focus on educational outcomes in Europe.

Participation in this expert workshop is free of charge and costs of room are covered by the project. Participants may receive partial reimbursement of their travel costs. Further practical information will be given later.

Participation is subject to InGRID-2 project’s terms and conditions for InGRID-2 expert workshops.

Non-discrimination policy statement

InGRID-2 does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in the selection of participants for the event.


German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Berlin, Germany

Terms and conditions


Jürgen Schupp - jschupp@diw.de
Maria Metzing - mmetzing@diw.de