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Research Overview

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Theoretical focus

From a theoretical point of view, CLICfocuses on (1) the causal linkages within one domain of life such as how early educational disadvantage may lead to an accumulation of further educational disadvantages in later life (Matthew effect); (2) the linkages between events in different life domains such as how upward and downward moves in an individual’s job career impact on his/her fertility decisions or health; (3) the interdependence of events among linked life courses such as the effects of the career advancement of husbands on their wife’s labor force participation; or (4) the impact of processes at multiple levels on the individual life course such as how organizational changes in a company at the meso level influence individual career advancement, or changes in the business cycle or unemployment at the macro level affect family formation or career advancement at the individual level.

Comparative dimension 

CLIC tries to establish both the generality of findings about the life course found in one particular society and to explain the specific impact of variations in institutional settings and social structures of different societies on specific life phases or the life course as a whole.

Methodological Focus

CLIC utilizes available longitudinal data (biographical data, life course data, panel data) from diverse societies. CLIC tries to establish both the generality of findings about the life course found in one particular society and to explain the specific impact of variations in institutional settings and social structures of different societies on specific life phases or the life course as a whole.

Methodological approaches include qualitative and quantitative work as well as studies of the life course in different historical periods. An important aim of the Center is also to apply and further advance innovative methods of longitudinal data analysis.

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SESandHEALTH Advisory Board Meeting

SESandHEALTH Advisory Board Meeting

Description
The SESandHEALTH Advisory Board Meeting took place from 22-23 September 2016 at the European University Institute in Florence.
Date:
09/11/2016
Second phase of the GEG project started in July 1st

Second phase of the GEG project started in July 1st

Description
The second phase of the project started in July, 1st. The new title of the project is: Determinants of the emergence of gender-specific patterns of competencies and decision making over the educational career in Germany
Date:
01/07/2015
Structural Equation Modeling: Introductory and Intermediate Topics

Structural Equation Modeling: Introductory and Intermediate Topics

Description
This 2-day workshop consists of two parts. Part 1 deals with introductory and intermediate aspects of the increasingly popular methodology of structural equation modeling. Part 2 of the workshop is focused on longitudinal data analysis and modeling using the SEM/LVM framework.
Date:
28/01/2015

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