Workshops and conferences participation

  • 2020:

    EAPS Group for Child and Adolescent Development  (December 11th)

On December 11th, Lidia Panico on behalf of the DICE team will, for the EAPS Group for Child and Adolescent Development, give a Webinar on “Birth cohorts and comparative research on child and adolescent development”.
A large body of research has shown that socio-economic disparities in child health and development are pervasive, as demonstrated for example by international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) (e.g. PISA, PIRLS, HSBC). ILSAs have been however less able to describe underlying processes, and there is no ILSA before 4th grade, missing crucial age when development is at its fastest. On the other hand, rich birth cohort data have been able to provide nuanced evidence about dynamics in child development from birth, but have mostly remained single-country studies that are not able to give insight into the role of the national context. In this presentation, I will consider the insights and limitations of comparative research based on post-hoc harmonized birth cohort data, by outlining early results from three ongoing projects, DICE, LifeCycle and EGAL.

      - International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development meeting  (June 21st - June 25th) - CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

      - Work + Family Researchers Network conference (June 25th - June 27th) - CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • 2019:

      - InGRID-2 workshop (Nov. 27th - Nov. 29th):

From November 27th to November 29th 2019, Anna Volodina represented the DICE project at the workshop InGRID-2 ‘Comparative Analysis of Longitudinal Data on Educational Outcomes’ with the presentation on harmonization of background and outcome variables in the study of disparities in child development according to socioeconomic status. In particular, she focused on harmonisation of core explanatory variables (e.g., mother’s age at birth of child, income) and comparability of test scores on cognitive outcomes as well as behavioural outcomes in early childhood. The aim of the workshop was to describe and discuss educational transitions and outcomes in Europe across the life course. In particular, the workshop focused on the use of various longitudinal datasets available, amongst others, in Germany, Denmark, Belgium, 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 were presented and discussed in eight sessions by 19 experienced researchers from Germany, Belgium, France, Hungary, Denmark, Israel, and Italy. Further, two contributions shed light on cross-country data of 5-year old children that will be available in 2020 and on the prospective EuroCohort study.

The event was hosted by the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) study at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), which is located in the centre of Germany’s capital city.