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TREE - Transitionen von der Erstausbildung ins Erwerbsleben

English title TREE - Transitions from Education to Employment
Applicant Bergman Manfred Max
Number 139519
Funding scheme Research Infrastructure
Research institution Institut für Soziologie Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Sociology
Start/End 01.04.2012 - 31.03.2014
Approved amount 1'178'417.00
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All Disciplines (6)

Discipline
Sociology
Addictive Diseases
Psychology
Economics
Education and learning sciences, subject-specific education
Mental Disorders, Psychosomatic Diseases

Keywords (8)

(first) labour market entry; equity; Educational and labour market pathways; youth (in) transition; post-compulsory education and training; educational aspiration; youth at risk; inclusion/exclusion

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
Lay summary

TREE (Transitions from Education to Employment) surveys the post-compulsory educational and labour market pathways of a school leavers’ cohort in Switzerland, being Switzerland’s first and so far only prospective longitudinal study of this type at a national level. TREE is based on a sample of approximately 6,000 young people who participated in the PISA 2000 survey, and who left compulsory school the same year. This sample has been followed up by TREE for over ten years, with seven panel surveys at a yearly rhythm between 2001 and 2007, and an eighth survey in 2010, i.e. ten years after the cohort left compulsory school. A ninth wave is planned for 2014, when the cohort shall be approximately 30 years of age.

The survey activities carried out so far are a solid foundation upon which to base a comprehensive, dynamic analysis of what happens in detail between the end of compulsory schooling and young adulthood. TREE’s analytic advantage lies in the possibility to relate the modalities of labour market entry to the surveyed youths’ competencies and environment. Thus, initial labour market entry can be analysed in terms of whether a first post-compulsory certificate or upper secondary level has been obtained, for example. Another axis of research is a detailed analysis of factors (such as gender, migration background, social status, etc.) influencing duration and conditions of job search activities, the presence or absence of spells of unemployment, precarious employment or a job-skills mismatch. These types of analyses are possible across various social groups such as gender, national background, region, etc.

One of TREE’s major advantages is that pathway analyses are not limited to the formal labour market. TREE’s sample and survey design also allows for analysis of pathways and biographical developments on the fringes of the (formal) labour market. Another asset of the TREE dataset is the fact that more than 2,000 surveyed young people have passed through basic vocational education and training (VET). This allows for analysis of groups of professions or economic sectors. TREE promises relevant answers to major questions regarding education, labour market, and social policy.

For more information, also in German and French, see www.tree.unibas.ch.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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Employees

Publications

Publication
Ausbildungsverläufe von der obligatorischen Schule ins junge Erwachsenenalter: die ersten zehn Jahre Ergebnisübersicht der Schweizer Längsschnittstudie TREE, Teil I
Scharenberg Katja, Rudin Melania, Müller Barbara, Meyer Thomas, Hupka-Brunner Sandra (2014), Ausbildungsverläufe von der obligatorischen Schule ins junge Erwachsenenalter: die ersten zehn Jahre Ergebnisübersicht der Schweizer Längsschnittstudie TREE, Teil I.
How cantonal education systems in Switzerland promote gender-typical school-to-work transitions
Imdorf Christian, Sacchi Stefan, Wohlgemuth Karin, Cortesi Sasha, Schoch Aline (2014), How cantonal education systems in Switzerland promote gender-typical school-to-work transitions, in Swiss Journal of Sociology, 40(2), 551-572.
Longitudinal Effects of Social Background on Educational and Occupational Pathways within Early and Strong School Tracking
Samuel Robin L., Bergman Manfred M., Hupka-Brunner Sandra (2014), Longitudinal Effects of Social Background on Educational and Occupational Pathways within Early and Strong School Tracking, in Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 5(1), 1-18.
Wie weiter nach der Schule? Zum Einfluss der Selektion in der Sekundarstufe I auf den weiteren Bildungsverlauf von Schweizer Jugendlichen
Hupka-Brunner Sandra, Wohlgemuth Karin (2014), Wie weiter nach der Schule? Zum Einfluss der Selektion in der Sekundarstufe I auf den weiteren Bildungsverlauf von Schweizer Jugendlichen, in Neuenschwander Markus (ed.), Rüegger Verlag, Zürich/Chur, 99-131.
„Kann es sein, dass ich das Beginndatum falsch erfasst habe?“ Reactive Dependent Interviewing bei der Erhebung von Ausbildungs- und Erwerbsverläufen junger Erwachsener
Rudin Melania, Müller Christoph (2013), „Kann es sein, dass ich das Beginndatum falsch erfasst habe?“ Reactive Dependent Interviewing bei der Erhebung von Ausbildungs- und Erwerbsverläufen junger Erwachsener, in methoden daten analysen, 7(3), 433-463.
Ausbildungsbedingungen und Ausbildungszufriedenheit in der dualen Grundbildung. Die Rolle von Geschlecht und Migrationshintergrund
Hupka-Brunner Sandra, Kriesi Irene (2013), Ausbildungsbedingungen und Ausbildungszufriedenheit in der dualen Grundbildung. Die Rolle von Geschlecht und Migrationshintergrund, Beltz Juventa, Weinheim, 244-272.
Chances of young adults from lower secondary schools with basic intellectual requirements in Switzerland and Germany: Mastering (or failing) the second threshold
Geier Boris, Hupka-Brunner Sandra, Gaupp Nora (2013), Chances of young adults from lower secondary schools with basic intellectual requirements in Switzerland and Germany: Mastering (or failing) the second threshold, in Cahiers de la recherche sur l'éducation et les savoirs (CRES), 4, 149-166.
Changes in Situational and Dispositional Factors as Predictors of Job Satisfaction
Keller Anita C., Semmer Norbert K. (2013), Changes in Situational and Dispositional Factors as Predictors of Job Satisfaction, in Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83, 88-98.
Concepts and Scales. Survey waves 1 to 8, 2001-2010
TREE (2013), Concepts and Scales. Survey waves 1 to 8, 2001-2010, TREE, Basel.
Concepts et Echelles. Volets d’enquête 1 à 8, 2001-2010
TREE (2013), Concepts et Echelles. Volets d’enquête 1 à 8, 2001-2010, TREE, Basel.
Development of Job Resources and Personal Resources among Job Newcomers Inaugural dissertation submitted to the University of Bern
Keller A.C. (2013), Development of Job Resources and Personal Resources among Job Newcomers Inaugural dissertation submitted to the University of Bern, Eigenverlag, Bern.
Development of Job Resources and Personal Resources among Job Newcomers. Inaugural dissertation submitted to the University of Bern
Keller A.C. (2013), Development of Job Resources and Personal Resources among Job Newcomers. Inaugural dissertation submitted to the University of Bern, Selbstverlag, Bern.
Documentation du projet TREE 2000-2012
TREE (2013), Documentation du projet TREE 2000-2012, TREE, Basel.
Erfolg und Misserfolg an Schweizer Universitäten: Spielen soziale Herkunftseffekte eine Rolle, ob jemand das Studium abbricht oder sich in der Normzeit qualifiziert? Masterarbeit
Münzner Isabel (2013), Erfolg und Misserfolg an Schweizer Universitäten: Spielen soziale Herkunftseffekte eine Rolle, ob jemand das Studium abbricht oder sich in der Normzeit qualifiziert? Masterarbeit.
Geschlecht, Migrationshintergrund und Bildungserfolg
Geschlecht, Migrationshintergrund und Bildungserfolg, (2013), Geschlecht, Migrationshintergrund und Bildungserfolg, Beltz-Juventa, Weinheim/Basel.
Konzepte und Skalen. Befragungswellen 1 bis 8, 2001-2010
TREE (2013), Konzepte und Skalen. Befragungswellen 1 bis 8, 2001-2010, TREE, Basel.
Pendelmobilität von Schweizer Lehrlingen. Räumliche Mobilität als Investition bei benachteiligten Jugendlichen auf dem Schweizerischen Lehrstellenmarkt. Masterarbeit eingereicht an der Universität Bas
Schraner Emilio Michael (2013), Pendelmobilität von Schweizer Lehrlingen. Räumliche Mobilität als Investition bei benachteiligten Jugendlichen auf dem Schweizerischen Lehrstellenmarkt. Masterarbeit eingereicht an der Universität Bas.
Projekt-Dokumentation TREE 2000-2012
TREE (2013), Projekt-Dokumentation TREE 2000-2012, TREE, Basel.
TREE Project Documentation 2000-2012
TREE (2013), TREE Project Documentation 2000-2012, TREE, Basel.
Überschneidungen von Bildungsungleichheiten nach Geschlecht und Migrationshintergrund. Eine theoretische und empirische Hinführung
Hadjar Andreas, Hupka-Brunner Sandra (2013), Überschneidungen von Bildungsungleichheiten nach Geschlecht und Migrationshintergrund. Eine theoretische und empirische Hinführung, Beltz Juventa, Weinheim, 7-35.
Chancen bildungsbenachteiligter junger Erwachsener in der Schweiz und in Deutschland: Die (Nicht)Bewältigung der zweiten Schwelle
Gaupp Nora, Geier Boris, Hupka-Brunner Sandra (2012), Chancen bildungsbenachteiligter junger Erwachsener in der Schweiz und in Deutschland: Die (Nicht)Bewältigung der zweiten Schwelle, in Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation, 32, 299-318.
Gender differences in the transition from secondary to post-secondary education in Switzerland. Report commissioned by the OECD (TOR/PISA-l)
Hupka-Brunner S., Kanji S., Bergman M.M., Meyer T. (2012), Gender differences in the transition from secondary to post-secondary education in Switzerland. Report commissioned by the OECD (TOR/PISA-l).
Kritische Transitionen in der Berufsbildung: Wenn Ausbildungswege nicht der Norm entsprechen
Stalder Barbara E. (2012), Kritische Transitionen in der Berufsbildung: Wenn Ausbildungswege nicht der Norm entsprechen, Verlag Empirische Pädagogik, Landau, 90-106.
Percorsi di formazione post-obbligatoria in Svizzera: Sintesi dei risultati dell'indagine longitudinale TREE aggiornati al 2010
Rudin Melania (2012), Percorsi di formazione post-obbligatoria in Svizzera: Sintesi dei risultati dell'indagine longitudinale TREE aggiornati al 2010, il Mulino, Bologna, 141-157.
School-to-work transitions in apprenticeship-based VET systems: the Swiss approach
Stalder Barbara E. (2012), School-to-work transitions in apprenticeship-based VET systems: the Swiss approach, Springer, Berlin, 123-139.
Sind leistungsschwache Jugendliche tatsächlich nicht ausbildungsfähig? Eine Längsschnittanalyse zur beruflichen Qualifizierung von Jugendlichen mit geringen kognitiven Kompetenzen im Nachbarland Schweiz
Buchholz Sandra, Imdorf Christian, Hupka-Brunner Sandra, Blossfeld Hans-Peter (2012), Sind leistungsschwache Jugendliche tatsächlich nicht ausbildungsfähig? Eine Längsschnittanalyse zur beruflichen Qualifizierung von Jugendlichen mit geringen kognitiven Kompetenzen im Nachbarland Schweiz, in Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 64, 701-727.
The Interplay between Educational Achievement, Occupational Success, and Well-Being
Samuel Robin, Bergman Manfred M., Hupka-Brunner Sandra (2012), The Interplay between Educational Achievement, Occupational Success, and Well-Being, in Social Indicators Research, 111, 75-96.
Gender differences in the association of a high quality job and self-esteem over time: A multiwave study
Keller A.C:, Meier L.L., Gross S., Semmer N.K., Gender differences in the association of a high quality job and self-esteem over time: A multiwave study, in Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.
Inégalités dans le(s) système(s) d'éducation suisse(s) : facteurs systémiques et devenir individuel
Meyer Thomas, Inégalités dans le(s) système(s) d'éducation suisse(s) : facteurs systémiques et devenir individuel, in Felouzis George, Goastellec Gaelle (ed.), Lang, Bern.
Pathways to higher education in France and Switzerland: Do vocational tracks facilitate access to higher education for immigrant students?
Murdoch J., Guégnard C., Koomen M., Imdorf C., Hupka-Brunner S., Pathways to higher education in France and Switzerland: Do vocational tracks facilitate access to higher education for immigrant students?, in Picard F., Goastellec G. (ed.), Sense, Rotterdam.
Übergangsangebote am Einstieg in die berufliche Grundbildung in der Schweiz: Brücke oder Knirschstelle im Bildungssystem?
Meyer Thomas, Übergangsangebote am Einstieg in die berufliche Grundbildung in der Schweiz: Brücke oder Knirschstelle im Bildungssystem?, in Ryter A., Schaffner D. (ed.), Hep Verlag, Bern.
Warum sind Pflegefachmänner & Elektrikerinnen nach wie vor selten? Geschlechtersegregation in Ausbildungs- und Berufsverläufen junger Erwachsener in der Schweiz
Schwitter K, Hupka-Brunner S., Wehner N., Huber E., Kanji S., Maihofer A., Bergman M.M., Warum sind Pflegefachmänner & Elektrikerinnen nach wie vor selten? Geschlechtersegregation in Ausbildungs- und Berufsverläufen junger Erwachsener in der Schweiz, in Schweizer Zeitschrift für Soziologie.
Which pathways enable access to higher education for vulnerable immigrant students? A comparison of different tracks to higher education in Switzerland, France, and Canada
Murdoch J., Imdorf C., Koomen M., Meyer T., Kamanzi C., Which pathways enable access to higher education for vulnerable immigrant students? A comparison of different tracks to higher education in Switzerland, France, and Canada, in European Journal of Higher Education.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Prof. Dr. Heike Solga, Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung and FU Berlin (Advisory Board Member Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
EHB - Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
"Education and Social Progress" (OECD-Project) France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
TIY - Transition in Youth Network Netherlands (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
National Educational Panel Survey (NEPS) Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Prof. Andreas Hadjar Luxembourg (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Prof. em. Dr. Helmut Fend, Konstanz (Advisory Board Member) Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Laboratoire d’Economie et de Sociologie du Travail (LEST) France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Prof. Dr. Norbert Semmer, Universität Bern (Advisory Board Member) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Emer Smyth, Economic and Social Research Institute ESRI, Dublin Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, "Education as a Lifelong Process" (Edulife) Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
DJI - Deutsches Jugendinstitut Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences (FORS) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Prof. Dr. Vernon Gayle, University of Stirling (Advisory Board Member) Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) Norway (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Anita Keller & Achim Elfering; Individual Trajectories of Working Life in Switzerland" Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Jake Murdoch, Institut de Recherche sur l'Education (IREDU), Université de Bourgogne France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Zentrum Gender Studies Basel Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB) Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Competence and Context (COCON) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Netzwerk Bildungsforschung Baden- Württemberg Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Deutsche Panel-Workshops Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Special Brown Bag Seminar, AG SOEP, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Individual talk Wie geht es weiter nach der Schule? Ergebnisse der Schweizer PISA-Folgestudie TREE 13.03.2014 Berlin, Germany Scharenberg Katja;
Jubiläums-Kongress Dt. Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE) Talk given at a conference Individuelle und institutionelle Determinanten gelingender Verläufe und Übergänge in und nach der beruflichen Ausbildung 09.03.2014 Berlin, Germany Scharenberg Katja;
2. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF) Talk given at a conference Ge- und Misslingensbedingungen des Übergangs von der Schule in die postobligatorische Ausbildung – Ergebnisse der Schweizer Jugendlängsschnittstudie TREE 03.03.2014 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Scharenberg Katja;
AMCIS conference: Education systems: Inequalities, Labour Markets and Civic Engagement Talk given at a conference Pathways to higher education in Canada, France and Switzerland 13.02.2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands Imdorf Christian; Meyer Thomas; Koomen Maarten;
8. Workshop der deutschen Panelsurveys Talk given at a conference Vorstellung neues Panel TREE2 13.01.2014 Bielefeld, Germany Koomen Maarten; von Rotz Christina;
International conference on higher education and mobilities (HEM) Talk given at a conference Pathways to higher education in Canada, France and Switzerland 19.12.2013 Grenoble, France Imdorf Christian; Koomen Maarten; Meyer Thomas;
GESIS Vortragsreihe Individual talk “Der Übergang von der Schule ins Erwerbsleben – Ziele, Ergebnisse und Herausforderungen des Schweizer Übergangspanels TREE” 12.11.2013 Mannheim, Germany Scharenberg Katja;
Forschungsseminar am Lehrstuhl für Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung und Ökonometrie Individual talk “Transitionen von der Schule ins Erwerbsleben (TREE) – Schweizer Jugendliche auf dem Weg ins Er-wachsenenleben“ 04.11.2013 Freiburg, Germany Scharenberg Katja;
Les mardis du LabEduc Individual talk Les jeunes adultes en Suisse sont-ils aussi affectés par un marché du travail précaire? 29.10.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Imdorf Christian;
IAB Workshop 'Berufe und soziale Ungleichheit' Individual talk Wie kantonale Bildungssysteme geschlechtertypische Übergänge von der Schule in den Beruf befördern 25.10.2013 Nürnberg, Germany Imdorf Christian;
Kolloquium “Theorie und Empirie schulischer Bildungsprozesse”, Universität Zürich Individual talk Transitionen von der Schule ins Erwerbsleben (TREE) 16.10.2013 Zürich, Switzerland Scharenberg Katja; Meyer Thomas;
International Comparative Discussion of Youth Cohort Survey - How Far Precarity Has Increased in Youth Transitions? Individual talk Early labour market destinations of 20-year-olds in Switzerland and Japan 12.10.2013 Tokyo, Japan Imdorf Christian;
CHER: The roles of higher education and research in the fabric of societies Talk given at a conference Pathways to higher education in France and Switzerland 09.09.2013 Lausanne, Switzerland Koomen Maarten; Imdorf Christian; Hupka-Brunner Sandra;
Netzwerktreffen Bildungsforschung Talk given at a conference Transitionen von der Erstausbildung ins Erwerbsleben – Ziele, Ergebnisse und Herausforde-rungen des Schweizer Übergangs-panels TREE 27.06.2013 Blaubeuren, Germany Scharenberg Katja;
SGS-Kongress Talk given at a conference Die Bedeutung des Stellenangebots für eine adäquate Beschäftigung beim Berufseintritt 26.06.2013 Bern, Switzerland Müller Barbara;
Third eduLIFE Workshop on school-to-work transitions Talk given at a conference Gendered Pathways to Employment in Switzerland 30.05.2013 Florence, Italy Hupka-Brunner Sandra; Imdorf Christian;
Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Bildungsstatistik Individual talk Projektpräsentation TREE 01.05.2013 Bern, Switzerland Meyer Thomas;
GEBF (Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung): BILDUNGSVERLÄUFE ÜBER DIE LEBENSSPANNE Talk given at a conference Gelingensbedingungen des Übergangs von der Schule ins Erwerbserleben – Ergebnisse der Schweizer Längsschnittstudie TREE 11.03.2013 Kiel, Germany, Germany Scharenberg Katja;
Schule und Gesellschaft Individual talk Rationierungsprozesse und soziale Ungleichheit im schweizerischen Bildungssystem 08.01.2013 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, Switzerland Meyer Thomas;
Schule und Gesellschaft Individual talk Rationierungsprozesse und soziale Ungleich-heit im schweizerischen Bildungssys-tem 07.01.2013 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Meyer Thomas;
Longitudinal Studies in Vocational and Adult Education Talk given at a conference Switzerland: Transitions from Education to Employment (TREE) 06.12.2012 Berlin, Germany, Germany Meyer Thomas; Imdorf Christian; Hupka-Brunner Sandra;
Symposium « Jugend von heute… unter Druck ? » Talk given at a conference «Lehrvertragsauflösungen – Ursachen, Konsequenzen, Massnahmen» 30.11.2012 St. Gallen, Switzerland, Switzerland Stalder Barbara;
Grandir en Suisse. Colloque doctorale Talk given at a conference Parcours de formation post-obligatoire et insertion professionnelle en Suisse: quelques renseignements de l'étude TREE 30.11.2012 Lausanne, Switzerland, Switzerland Meyer Thomas; Imdorf Christian;
Berufliche Orientierung, Bildungssysteme, und vergeschlechtlichte Übergänge von der Schule in den Beruf Talk given at a conference Motherhood expectations and occupational segregation in Switzerland 23.11.2012 Basel, Switzerland Hupka-Brunner Sandra;
Zertifikatslehrgang CAS Von der Schule zum Beruf Individual talk Von der Schule in den Beruf: Welche Rolle spielen die Strukturen des Bildungs- bzw. Übergangssystems? 10.11.2012 Olten, Switzerland, Switzerland Meyer Thomas;
Schulische und berufliche Selektion: Forschungsbefunde und Umsetzungsperspektiven Talk given at a conference Wie weiter nach der Schule? Zum Einfluss der Selektion auf der Sekundarstufe I auf den weiteren Bildungsverlauf Schweizer Jugendlicher 09.11.2012 Solothurn, Switzerland, Switzerland Imdorf Christian; Hupka-Brunner Sandra;
Module Sociologie : approfondissement dans le contexte de la formation professionnelle Talk given at a conference PAS DE TRAVAIL SANS FORMATION? - Processus de rationnement dans le système de formation helvétique et inégalités sociales 02.11.2012 Zollikofen, Switzerland, Switzerland Meyer Thomas;
études doctorales: "Enfants de migrants : parcours scolaire, parcours du combattant en Suisse et Europe" Talk given at a conference From school to work in Switzerland: Educational pathways of young adults with migration background – results from the TREE study 19.10.2012 Lausanne, Switzerland, Switzerland Hupka-Brunner Sandra; Imdorf Christian;
ECSR/Equalsoc Conference Talk given at a conference Are academically weak youths really not ready for vocational training? An analysis of vocational training trajectories of youths with low competencies in Switzerland 24.09.2012 Stockholm, Sweden, Sweden Hupka-Brunner Sandra;
DGP - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie Talk given at a conference Reciprocal Effects of Resourceful Job Design and Self-Esteem over Time: General and Gender-Specific Effects 23.09.2012 Bielefeld, Germany, Germany Keller Anita;
BSPS Annual Conference 2012: „Expectations and careers in Switzerland“ Talk given at a conference Expectations and careers in Switzerland 10.09.2012 Nottingham, GB, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Hupka-Brunner Sandra;
Transitions in Youth: A 20-Year Perspective Talk given at a conference Are academically weak youths really not ready for vocational training? 05.09.2012 Nijmegen, Netherlands, Netherlands Hupka-Brunner Sandra;
Österreichische Konferenz für Berufsbildungsforschung Talk given at a conference Einschätzung der Qualität der betrieblichen Ausbildungsqualität in der Lehre 05.07.2012 Steyr, Austria, Austria Stalder Barbara;
SGBF-Kongress Talk given at a conference „Wie weiter nach der Schule? Sprachregionale Unterschiede zwischen Ausbildungswegen von Jugendlichen in der Schweiz“ 04.07.2012 Bern, Switzerland Hupka-Brunner Sandra; Rudin Melania;
SGBF-Kongress Talk given at a conference Chancen bildungsbenachteiligter junger Erwachsener in der Schweiz und in Deutschland: Die (Nicht-)Bewältigung der zweiten Schwelle 04.07.2012 Bern, Switzerland Hupka-Brunner Sandra;
Bildungsungleichheit und Gerechtigkeit – Wissenschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen Talk given at a conference TREE – Transitionen von der Erstausbildung ins Erwerbsleben; SGBF-Kongress Bildungsungleichheit und Gerechtigkeit Symposium: „Langfristige Auswirkungen von sozialer Herkunft, Persönlichkeit und Geschlecht auf Bildungs- und Berufslaufbahnen: Entwicklungen 02.07.2012 Bern, Switzerland, Switzerland Meyer Thomas;
Seminar Bildungssoziologie Individual talk Ausbildungsstruktur und Einstiegschancen in die Berufsausbildung 18.04.2012 Bern, Switzerland, Switzerland Hupka-Brunner Sandra;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
7. Workshop der deutschen Panel-surveys 01.02.2013 Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Praxisworkshop: Geschlechterungleichheiten in Ausbildungs- und Berufsverläufen junger Erwachsener 12.06.2012 Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland Hupka-Brunner Sandra;


Self-organised

Title Date Place

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) TREE news 8/gennaio 2014. Newslett er ai partecipanti di TREE Italian-speaking Switzerland 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) TREE News 8/janvier 2014. Newsletter pour les participants à TREE Western Switzerland 2014
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) TREE-News 8/Januar 2014. Feedback-Broschüre an die Befragten der TREE-Stichprobe German-speaking Switzerland 2014
Media relations: print media, online media Wer aus der Geschlechterreihe tanzt, ist oft ein Talent HR today German-speaking Switzerland 2013
Talks/events/exhibitions Jubiläumsveranstaltung «10 Jahre PH Zürich» Symposium «ZukunftSchule» German-speaking Switzerland 2012

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
120796 TREE - Transitionen von der Erstausbildung ins Erwerbsleben 01.04.2008 Research Infrastructure
150998 Transitionen von der Erstausbildung ins Erwerbsleben 01.04.2014 Research Infrastructure
128927 TREE - Transitionen von der Erstausbildung ins Erwerbsleben 01.04.2010 Research Infrastructure

Abstract

In the year 2000, Switzerland, along with 31 other countries, participated in the first PISA study, which was designed to assess general literacy skills among students who have reached the end of compulsory school (age 15/9th grade). Along with Canada, Switzerland was the only participating country to follow up the respondents of its PISA 2000 sample on their pathways through post-compulsory education and training and their entry into the labour market and adult life.The prospective longitudinal youth survey TREE (Transitions from Education to Employment), designed to achieve this follow-up of over 6.000 school leavers, is still ongoing. To date, respondents are 26 to 27 years of age and have undergone a total of eight panel surveys throughout the past ten years. Overall retention rate until 2010 is a remarkable 54% of the initial sample, providing the scientific community with detailed, well contextualised data on post-compulsory pathways and transitions of almost 3'500 young people in Switzerland, representative both at national level and at the level of the three Swiss language regions.The TREE data have become an indispensable empirical source for a host of researchers in a broad range of scientific disciplines such as sociology, economics, psychology, educational sciences and public health. To date, over 60 researchers and research groups both in Switzerland and increasingly abroad have been carrying out research projects based on the TREE data, producing an ever growing number of scientific publications.Despite the fact that prospective, longitudinal research regarding school-to-work transitions has evolved in the past decade, TREE is and continues to be a unique empirical source for research in several respects:-A large, representative sample of school leavers;-Standardised skills measures (PISA scores) at the beginning of a longitudinal observation period;-Detailed, month-by-month descriptions of all major activities in the fields of education, employment and other relevant fields;-A rich set of data contextualising these activities and pathways, allowing not only to describe them, but also to identify factors that determine or influence them;-A period of observation of over ten years, subsequently covering several relevant phases of school-to-work transitions.To date, TREE has been financed for a period of four years by the Swiss National Science Foundation's (SNF) Division 1 Infrastructure Fund. In this request for follow-up funding, TREE proposes that infrastructure funding be continued to achieve two main objectives: a.)Continue observation of its year 2000 school leavers’ cohort by carrying out another, 9th follow-up wave in 2014 at an approximate age of 29 to 30;b.)Launch a second cohort, starting at grade 7 in the year 2013.With an additional survey panel for the first cohort in 2014, the observation period would be long enough to-analyse consolidation of labour market careers for the part of the sample that went through the school-to-work transition early;-observe late transitions from (long duration) tertiary education to employment. These transitions are inadequately represented within the observation period 2000-2010;-analyse the first stages of family foundation and their interplay with career development.By launching a second cohort, Switzerland would be - next to France - the first non-Anglo-Saxon country to be equipped with representative, multi-cohort longitudinal data on school-to-work transitions, thus allowing to control for specific cohort or systemic effects such as economic cycles, demographic trends or major reforms of the education system.For reasons of comparability, the survey design of the second cohort essentially follows that of the first. However, the following major design modifications are planned to improve the scientific return on investment with regard to the new cohort:-Cohort observation is to start earlier, at grade 7, in order to better cover the critical transition from lower to upper secondary education;-Standardised skills tests such as PISA are to be administered not only at the beginning of the observation period, but at several intervals, in order to account for skills development over time;-Cohort and survey design are to be aligned as much as possible with longitudinal survey projects in other countries (e.g. NEPS in Germany or "Génération" in France) to allow for more systematic comparative research internationally.Extending TREE to a multi-cohort design would place Switzerland among the few countries which are equipped with a dynamic, comprehensive analytic tool to analyse the critical, intricate and complex processes of transition from compulsory school to adulthood. Given the importance of success or failure of this critical phase for the entire life span, a more thorough understanding of the underlying factors (and their interplay) would further both the scientific and the policy discourse on the subject. TREE intends to continue to provide a state-of-the-art empirical groundwork stimulating this discourse.
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