Workshops and conferences participation
- International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development meeting (June 21st - June 25th):
From June 21st to June 25th, Anna Volodina, representing the DICE team, will present results on SES gaps in cognitive and behavioural outcomes in early childhood at the 26th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD). The ISSBD meeting will take place on the Island of Rhodes, at Rodos Palace Hotel, in Greece. It promotes and facilitates the presentation of research on, among other topics, (i) human developmental processes throughout the life-span, (ii) basic and applied areas, (iii) risks for development and resilience, (iv) biological determinants of development, (v) methodological issues, (vi) topic of global concern that affect developing individuals’ lives. The Congress also promotes contributions by scientists of different disciplines such as neuroscience, genetics, sociology, political science, education and media.
- Work + Family Researchers Network conference (June 25th - June 27th):
From June 25th to June 27th, Liz Washbrook – on behalf of the DICE team – will present results on income inequalities, work and childcare arrangements of families with preschool-age children at the 5th Biennial Conference of the Work + Family Researchers Network (WFRN). The WFRN conference will take place at New York Hilton Midtown, in New- Hilton Midtown, in New-York City, USA and will deal with the following topic – “Advancing Equality at Work and Home: Strengthening Science and Collaboration”.
- 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.