Learning and Work Hybrid Seminars, Maastricht University, SBE, Spring 2024

Our regular Tuesday hybrid seminar series (from 12:00 to 13:00, onsite and also via zoom) features researchers from different disciplines, with focuses on both academic and policy issues.


L&W hybrid seminar organizers

Raymond Montizaan: r.montizaan@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Katarina Wessling: k.wessling@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Steffen Künn: s.kuenn@maastrichtuniversity.nl

  • Upcoming seminars 2024

    When: May 28
    Time: 12h00 – 13h00
    Where: TS53: room A1.22 / Zoom

    Presenter: Jonna Blanck (WZB)
    Title: How do education and labour market institutions influence the school-to-work transitions of persons with disabilities? Findings from Germany and Europe. 

    Abstract: Education systems and labour markets shape school-to-work transitions (STWT), as do social background characteristics. Persons with disabilities are a particularly disadvantaged group in all societies. For the study of social inequality and stratification, this diverse group’s members are of great interest due to their positionality and the effects of classification and categorical membership on their lived experiences and life chances. Yet, educational and employment processes of persons with disabilities and particularly their STWT remain understudied, with disability a lacuna in mainstream educational and sociological research on social stratification. In this talk findings from two studies are presented, which address the outlined research gaps: 

    The first study investigates STWT of students with disabilities – so called “special educational needs in the area of learning” – in Germany based on the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). Using coarsened exact matching to render students from special and lower secondary schools comparable in a wide range of observable characteristics (including cognitive skills), the effect of attending a special school on entering vocational training is analyzed. In the second study a comparative perspective is employed: Based on data from EU-SILC it is investigated how the risk of not being in education, employment or training (NEET-risk) of persons with disabilities varies under different institutional conditions in 31 European countries.

    June 4: Libertad Gonzalez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
    June 11: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam)
    June 25: Robert Dur (Erasmus University)
    July 2: Robert Mahlstedt (Copenhagen University)


    Previous seminars

    May 21: How temperature influences primary school students’ performance - Elke Claes (ROA)

    April 23: Poor rich women? Labour market effects of de-subsidising childcare for high-income mothers - Olivier Marie (Erasmus University)

    April 16: Environmental Awareness and Occupational Choices of Adolescents - Patrick Lehnert (UZH, University of Zürich)

    April 9: Can Public Policies Break the Gender Mold? Evidence from Paternity Leave Reforms in Six Countries - Sébastien Fontenay (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

    March 26: The Cost of Air Pollution for Workers and Firms - Marion Leroutier (Institute for Fiscal Studies London)

    March 19: Worker Representatives - Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn)

    March 12: Building Health across Generations: Unraveling the Impact of Early Childcare on Maternal Health (with Laia Bosque-Mercader) - Mara Barschkett (BiB Federal Institute for Population Research)

    March 5:  Labour market information on students' occupational choice: One-format-fits-all? Evidence from a field experiment - Sandra Perez (ROA, Maastricht University)

    February 27: Can Work Time Reduction really deliver Improved Productivity and A Four-Day Week to all? - Brendan Burchell (University of Cambridge)

    February 20: Training Jobseekers to Address Labour Shortages: An Experimental Study on Information Barriers - Elisabeth Leduc (Erasmus University)

    January 30: Generative Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace: Inequalities in AI Use, Attitudes and Skills - Giedo Jansen (UvA AIAS-HIS)

    January 23: Tax incentives for high skilled immigrants: Evidence from a preferential tax scheme in the Netherlands - Paul Muller (VU University Amsterdam)

    January 16: The Shift Premium: Evidence from a Discrete Choice Experiment - Sam Desiere (Ghent University)