Workshops and conferences participation
- 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.