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June 17-18, 2021

Sonja Scheuring presented her current work within the SECCOPA project on “Examining Longer-Term Dynamics of the Effects of Fixed-Term Employment Trajectories on Subjective Well-Being in Germany” at the 4th Joint Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference organized by Tilburg University. This conference brings together PhD students from Germany (BAGSS), the Netherlands (Tilburg University), Italy (University of Trento) and Spain (DemoSoc, University of Pompeu Fabra) and offers excellent opportunities for international scientific exchange.

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June 10-11, 2021

Our PhD student Sonja Scheuring presented her current work on “Der Einfluss von frühen Arbeits-Familien-Lebensverläufen auf den Gesundheits-zustand und Depression im späteren Leben in Westdeutschland und Italien: Eine Sequenzdatenanalyse”. The paper is the result of a collaboration and her work at the Institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg (ifb), where she worked together with Henriette Engelhardt.

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June 2-4, 2021

We were very excited to have our two PhD students represent the SECCOPA project at the thought-provoking ISA’s RC28 virtual spring meeting. Sophia Fauser presented joint work with Michael Gebel on “Investigating the wage penalty of temporary workers across 30 countries using LIS data: How much and for whom does the institutional context matter”.  

Sonja Scheuring presented her work on “Does Fixed-Term Employment Have Spillover Effects on The Well-Being of Partners? A Panel Data Analysis for East and West Germany”, which is a result from the collaboration with Jonas Voßemer (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, MZES, Germany), Anna Baranowska-Rataj (Umeå University, Sweden and PI of the HEALFAM project), and Giulia Tattarini (Berlin Social Science Center, WZB, Germany).

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Online presenation for the webinar series of the Sequence Analysis Association, session on causal inference and sequence analysis

May 20, 2021

Sophia Fauser presented her published paper on “Career trajectories and cumulative wages: The case of temporary employment” at the webinar series of the Sequence Analysis Association. In her paper Sophia combines sequence analysis and propensity score matching to investigate cumulative wages associated with different patterns of early career trajectories. Using panel data from the Socio-economic panel, she finds that individuals who experience early career trajectories characterized by periods of temporary employment earn lower cumulative wages compared to matched individuals who only experience continuous full-time permanent employment in their early career.

May 7, 2021

We were very happy to kick off this year’s conference season by having two poster presentations of our PhD students Sophia Fauser and Sonja Scheuring at the inspiring PAA2021 Virtual Meeting. The presentations were on „Women’s Family Formation and Work Trajectories during Midlife in South Korea“ and „Does Fixed-Term Employment Have Spillover Effects on the Well-being of Partners? A Panel Data Analysis for East and West Germany“.

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January 19, 2021

Sonja Scheuring published an article on „Does Fixed-Term Employment Have Spillover Effects on the Well-Being of Partners? A Panel Data Analysis for East and West Germany“ in the SSCI-listed Journal of Happiness Studies. The article is the result of a first cooperation beyond the SECCOPA project and was co-authored by Jonas Voßemer (formerly in the HEALFAM project, now at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, MZES), Anna Baranowska-Rataj (PI of the HEALFAM project) and Giulia Tattarini (Berlin Social Science Center, WZB).

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November 13, 2020

Sophia Fauser presented joint work with her colleague Sonja Scheuring on “Couples’ Early Career Trajectories and Later Life Housing Consequences in Germany: Investigating Cumulative Disadvantages” at the YOUNG-IN online workshop.​

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Presentation at the Center for Social Inequality Studies (CSIS) in Trento, Italy on “Temporary employment: A comparative study of trends and group distribution in European countries“

November 12, 2020

Dr. Jonathan Latner presented current work on “Temporary employment: A comparative study of trends and group distribution in European countries” at the CSIS brownbag seminar in Trento, Italy.   Preliminary results suggest that the temporary employment rate has stagnated over time, but the risk of experiencing it continues to rise in some countries. The contribution provides insight into the nature of employment experiences associated with insecurity.

 
Presentation at the IAB conference on Labour market transitions: Challenges for public policies and research”​

September 9, 2020

Dr. Jonathan Latner presented current work on “Escaping in-work poverty in Europe: Stable jobs, permanent contracts, or good economies?” at the IAB conference on Labour market transitions: Challenges for public policies and research”. The conference was a hybrid conference, combining in person presentations as well as online. He received valuable feedback from conference participants, as well as the other presenters in the session.

Preliminary results suggest that in-work poverty exit is less about transitioning from temporary to permanent work and more about stable employment and good economic conditions.