Barcelona from 3 to 6 September 2014
22nd Annual Workshop Transitions In Youth (TiY)

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014   (Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona)



Thursday, September 4, 2014  (Mercè Rodoreda Auditorium - UPF)

09.30-10.45  WELCOME & KEYNOTE SPEECH BY  Daniele Checchi (University of Milan) 

10.45-11.00 Coffee break, registration

11.00-13.00  SESSION 1: EFFECTS OF THE CRISIS (1). Chair: Irena Kogan

Maarten Wolbers: “A Lost Generation? About the permanent effects of labour market entry in times of high unemployment in the Netherlands”

Adele Bergin, Elish Kelly & Seamus McGuinness: “Changes in Labour Market Transitions in Ireland over the Great Recession

Daša Farčnik & Polona Domadenik: "The unlucky ones? Graduates entering the labour market during the economic crisis"

Steffen Schindler: “Returns to Intra-European Emigration in Times of the Financial Crisis

13.00-14.00    Lunch break

14.00-15.30  SESSION 2: EFFECTS OF THE CRISIS (2). Chair: Maarten Wolbers

Michael Gebel & Bettina Schuck: “The Short and Medium Impact of the Great Recession on Youths’ Non-Employment Rates and Transitions in Europe”

Jim Allen, Mark Levels & Rolf van der Velden: “Effects of Economic Crisis on Returns to Education and Skills: Evidence from PIAAC, ALL and IALS surveys”

Elsa Fontainha:Crisis and Youth Entrepreneurship in the European Union

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30  SESSION 3: VOCATIONAL AND GENERAL EDUCATION. Chair: Cristina Ianelli

Steffen Hillmert, Andreas Hartung & Katarina Weßling: “Transitions to vocational training: Structural change and the relevance of regional labour-market conditions

Emer Smyth & Stephanie Steinmetz: “A gendered VET regime? Gender segregation and vocational training across Europe

Erica Raimondi: “Increasing qualifications and decreasing early school leavers? From compulsory schooling to vocational tracks in Italy


Friday, September 5, 2014  (Mercè Rodoreda Auditorium - UPF)


Emanuela Struffolino & Camilla Borgna: “Early school leaving dynamics in Italy: The heterogeneity of gender effects

Nicole Tieben: “Effect of extent and type of labor force participation on higher education drop out and delayed graduation in Germany"

Jenny Chesters & Bernard Baffour: “Combining education and employment rather than transitioning: How young Australians adapted to changing labour market conditions 2001-2013

11.00-11.30  Coffee break

11.30-13.00  SESSION 5: NEET (‘Neither in employment, education or training’). Chair: Seamus McGuinness

Olof Bäckman & Anders Nilsson: "Causes and Consequences of Being not in Employment, Education or Training as Young Adult. Stability and Change in Three Swedish Birth Cohorts"

Mira Aaboen Sletten, Anders Bakken & Patrick Lie Andersen: “Reintegration Programs among adolescents not in upper secondary education – a study of programs’ effects on enrolment in education

Giampiero Passaretta: “How do market and education institutions shape the school-to-work transition? Evidence from 20 European countries

13.00-14.00    Lunch break

14.00-16.00  SESSION 6: OVEREDUCATION. Chair: Luis Ortiz

Queralt Capsada: “Persistence in Overeducation: How Fields of Study and Social Origin Influence Overeducation Exit

Stijn Baert & Dieter Verhaest: “Unemployment or Overeducation: Which is a Worse Signal to Employers?

Louis Chauvel: “Generations and returns to education: are the new cohorts overeducated?

Liv Ann Storen & Clara Ase Arnesen: “To what extent are the knowledge and skills of master’s degree graduates utilized?

16.00-16.30  Coffee break

16.30-18.00  SESSION 7: HIGHER EDUCATION: EFFECTS OF SOCIAL ORIGIN (1). Chair: Nicole Tieben

Natassia Theresa Rodriguez: "Reproducing Inequality at the Top: Stratification in Early Career Outcomes among U.S. College Graduates"

Håvard Helland & Karl Ingar Kittelsen Røberg: “Human capital, signals or closure? Do grades from higher education matter for labour market rewards?

Moris Triventi & Gianluca Argentin: “Why do fields of study matter for occupational outcomes? An empirical test of competitive hypotheses”


1881 Restaurant


Saturday, September 6, 2014  (Mercè Rodoreda Auditorium - UPF)

09.30-11.30  SESSION 8: HIGHER EDUCATION: EFFECTS OF SOCIAL ORIGIN (2). Chair: Moris Triventi

Martin Neugebauer: “The Bologna Degree Structure Reform and Social Inequalities in Higher Education: Evidence from Germany

Mirte Scholten & Nicole Tieben: “Higher education non-completion in Germany in  times of economic crises

Marloes de Hoon, Cristoph Meng & Annelore Verhagen: “Ethnic penalties in unemployment of recent graduates in the Netherlands: An explorative study

Cristina Ianelli & Markus Klein: "UK graduates’ labour market destinations before and during the economic crisis"

11.30-12.00  Coffee break

12.00-13.30  SESSION 9: ASPIRATIONS AND NORMS. Chair: Daniela Bellani

Hans Dietrich: “From educational aspiration to attainment – The adaptation process in the last year of compulsory schooling”

Ruta Braziene, Agne Dorelaitiene & Ugne Zalkauskaite: “Youth not in Education, Employment or Training in Lithuania: Subjective Evaluation of Experiences and Possibilities in the Labour Market

Sana Sellami, Dieter Verhaest, Walter Nonneman & Walter van Trier: “Education as investment, consumption or adapting to social norm: Implications for educational mismatch among graduates


13.30-14.30    Lunch break


17.00-19.00/19:30 SOCIAL EVENT
Walking tour: The Ciutadella Park and the rooftops of Santa Maria del Mar
Meeting point: Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona