ISOTIS WP1 autumn meeting in Amsterdam

We have the pleasure to welcome the members of the ISOTIS (Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Society) WP1 in Amsterdam on September 25 and 26. Aim of the meeting is to discuss two manuscripts the members of the work package have worked on, and to discuss further steps that need to be taken to place the results in a broader comparative framework. The two manuscripts are supported by two members of our research team:

Jesper Rözer has created a pseudo panel that describes inequalities by gender, ethnicity and socio-economic background in test-scores in mathematics, science and literature. It covers the period 1995-2016 and included people between 10 and 32 years old. During the meeting he will describe the underlying methods and variables and challenges to analyze this dataset.

Herman van de Werfhorst has contributed together with the other members of the work package on a paper that uses longitudinal data from several European countries to describe the inequalities in education.  This paper as well as the results will be discussed by the members of the work package.

ISA RC28 Summer Meeting at Columbia University (7-11th August 2017)

Several members of our team presented their ongoing work at the ISA RC28 Summer Meeting at Columbia University in New York.

Herman van de Werfhorst, Jennifer Jennings
“Accountability, Student Testing and Long-Term Effects on Inequality in Educational Attainment”

Sara Geven, Herman van de Werfhorst
“The role of intergenerational closure in math achievement in two differentiated educational systems”

Andrea Forster, Herman van de Werfhorst
“Navigating Institutions: Parents’ Knowledge of the Educational System and Students’ Success in Education”

Lotte Scheeren, Thijs Bol
“The Evolution of the Gender Achievement Gap over the Educational Life Course: The Influence of Educational Tracking”