Contact

Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel
Chair of Sociology, especially Methods of Empirical Social Research
University of Bamberg
Feldkirchenstraße 21
96045 Bamberg

phone: +49-951-863-2629
email: michael.gebel(at)uni-bamberg.de

office hours: Monday 12-1 p.m. during lecture period,
please make an appointment via sekretariat.empsoz(at)uni-bamberg.de

room: 01.16A

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Academic positions

A detailed CV is available for download here

Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel graduated from the University of Mannheim with Diplomas in both Economics (2005) and Social Sciences (2006).  In addition, he completed a post-graduate research MA Program in Economics (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) at UCL Louvain-la-Neuve. During his studies he was scholar of the German Academic Exchange Service and the German National Academic Foundation. He worked as a research associate at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) from 2006 until 2010 and as an assistant lecturer for the Chair of Sociology (Societal Comparison) at the University of Mannheim from 2009 to 2011. His doctoral degree in Sociology was earned in 2010 (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Irena Kogan; 2nd reviewer: Prof. Dr. Paolo Barbieri). In 2011 he was appointed as a Junior Professor of Labour Market Sociology at the University of Mannheim and was appointed Full Professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research at the University of Oldenburg in 2014. The University of Bamberg welcomed him in October 2014 with an appointment as a Full Professor of Sociology, especially Methods of Empirical Social Research. In the period 2015 to 2018 he was co-coordinator of the EU-Horizon2020 project "Social Exclusion of Youth in Europe: Cumulative Disadvantage, Coping Strategies, Effective Policies and Transfer“ (EXCEPT), which was funded with 2.5 Mio Euro.

Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel has received a 1.4 Mio Euro European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for the project "The socio-economic consequences of temporary employment: A comparative panel data analysis" (SECCOPA) for a 5-year period (1 April 2018 - 31 March 2023). In addition, he is coordinator of the VolkswagenStiftung research project "Opportunities and Barriers at the Transition from Education to Work. A Comparative Youth Study in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Tajikistan" (TEW-CCA), which is funded with 0.4 Mio Euro and involves 20 researchers from 5 countries. He is also scientific co-head of pillar 5 ‘Returns to education in the life course’ of the National Education Panel Study (NEPS) at the Leibniz-Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). In November 2018 Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel became member of the "Young Elite" - "Top40 under 40" in the category Society and Science in Germany.

Research interests

Research topics:

  • Life course research, esp. transition to adulthood (school-to-work transition, family formation)
  • Unemployment and non-standard employment
  • returns to education

Research methods:

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Modern methods of causal analysis
  • Multilevel analysis of comparative micro data

Research on countries in:

  • Western/Eastern Europe
  • Middle East
  • Caucasus and Central Asia
  • East Asia

Publications

A detailed list of publications is available for download here

Recent Publications (last 24 months):

Gebel, M. and G. Heineck (forthcoming). Returns to education in the life course. In R. Becker (ed.) Research Handbook on Sociology of Education. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Bela, A., N. Feinauer, M. Gebel, G. Heineck, J. Lettau and K. Mergard (2018). Returns to education across the life course in the National Educational Panel Study: Theoretical framework and corresponding survey program. (NEPS Survey Paper No. 50). Bamberg, Germany: Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, National Educational Panel Study. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Gebel, M., D. Hofäcker, M. Jeliazkova, S. Schadow, K. Täht and M. Unt (2018). Proposal for future research based on EXCEPT project. EXCEPT Working Papers No.58. Tallinn:  Tallinn  University. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Unt, M. and M. Gebel (2018). Synthesis of the main empirical findings of EXCEPT project. EXCEPT Working Papers No.57. Tallinn:  Tallinn  University. 121 pages. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Voßemer, J., M. Gebel, K. Täht, M. Unt, B. Högberg and M. Strandh (2018). The effects of unemployment and insecure jobs on well-being and health: the moderating role of labor market policies. Social Indicators Research, 138(3), 1229-1257. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Gebel, M. (2018). The role of education institutions for the transition from education to work: A European comparative perspective. In P. Boyadjieva, M. Kanoushev, M. Ivanov (eds.) Inequalities and social (dis)integration: In search of togetherness. Jubilee collection in honor of Prof. Rumiana Stoilova. Sofia: Iztok-Zapad, 181-200.

Voßemer, J., M. Gebel, O. Nizalova and O. Nikolaieva (2018). The effect of an early-career involuntary job loss on later life health in Europe. Advances in Life Course Studies, 35, 69-76. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Gebel, M. and S. Heyne (2017). Familienverständnis in Nordafrika und dem Nahen Osten. Analysen zu familiären Rollen und zur Abgrenzung vom Staat. University of Bamberg Press. Download (OPEN ACCESS!)

Gebel, M. (2017). Der Übergang vom Bildungssystem in den Arbeitsmarkt im europäischen Vergleich. Die Rolle von Bildungs– und Arbeitsmarktinstitutionen. In J. Schmid, K. Amos, J. Schrader and A. Thiel (eds.) Governance und Interdependenz von Bildung. Internationale Studien und Vergleiche. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 13–36. Download

Gebel, M. (2017). The effects of unemployment and temporary employment on leaving the parental home in Germany. In Baranowska-Rataj A., Bertolini S. and Goglio V. (eds.). Country level analyses of mechanisms and interrelationships between labour market insecurity and autonomy, EXCEPT Working Papers, WP No.11. Tallinn: Tallinn University, pp. 97-130. Download (OPEN ACCESS)

Events

A detailed list of presentations is available for download here

Events from the past 12 months:

[Feb 8, 2019] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The transition from education to work and youths’ well-being. Evidence from German panel data" at the 2nd General Meeting of the COST Action CA17114 YOUNG-IN in Thessaloniki.

[Dec 12, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The effect of temporary employment on subjective well-being in the early career" at the Research Colloquium of the Department of Sociology at the University of Kaiserslautern.

[Dec 5-6, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The labor market returns to education: Evidence from the German National Education Panel Study (NEPS)" at the International Conference on Survey Research on Youth at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al Ain.

[Dec 4, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a public lecture on "The labor market returns to education in international comparison" at the Department of Sociology at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al Ain.

[Nov 28-30, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Introduction to method of modern causal analysis" at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne.

[Nov 15+22 + Dec 13, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Applied panel data analysis" and individual consultations with PhD students at the GradAB at IAB in Nuremberg.

[Nov 15, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Applied panel data analysis" at the GradAB at IAB in Nuremberg.

[Nov 7-8, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Multilevel analyis using comparative microdata" at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim.

[Nov 6, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel acted as a reviewer for the monitoring of the collaborative research project ENLIVEN funded by the European Commission Horizon-2020 Programme in Brussels.

[Oct 30-31, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Introduction to methods of modern causal analysis" at the Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung -Leibniz-Zentrum für Lebenslanges Lernen (DIE) in Bonn.

[Oct 3, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The institutional setting of the German VET system and its implications for the functions .of education systems" at the seminar on education systems at National Chengchi University Taipei in Taipei.

[Sep 26, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "The transition from education to work and youths’ well-being: Insights from longitudinal data" at the Graduate Seminar, Department of Sociology, National Taipei University in Taipei.

[Sep 12-Oct 15, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel was visiting scholar at the Institute of Sociology of the Academia Sinica in Taipei.

[Jul 23-27, 2018] Jonas Voßemer and Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a lecture and an exercise course on "Regression analysis with Stata" at the GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne.

[Jul 18, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "Causal analysis using longitudinal data" at the School of Big Data Management at Soochow University in Taipei.

[Jul 16-20, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a workshop on "Methods of modern causal analysis based on observational data" at the 2018 Workshop on Quantitative Methods and Sociological Research at Academia Sinica in Taipei.

[Jul 13, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "School-to-work transition and first marriage in the Caucasus and Central Asia" at the Asian Population Association (APA) Conference in Shanghai.

[June 16, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on “The transition from education to work and youths’ well-being: Evidence from German panel data” and chaired the Endowed Session of the Daniel Shek - Wofoo Foundation on "Advancement of Adolescent Quality of Life Research" at the ISQOLS Conference "Promotion of Quality of Life in the Changing World" in Hong Kong.

[June 2-5, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel participated at the EXCEPT Coordinator Meeting in Thessaloniki.

[May 27, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on "Education effects on the school-to-work transition: Evidence from 23 low and middle income countries" at the ISA-RC28 Conference "Rethinking Social Inequality in a globalizing World" in Seoul.

[May 18-19, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on “School-to-work transition and first marriage in the Caucasus and Central Asia” and chaired the session on "Labour force" at the ISA-RC06/41 Conference "Changing Demography - Changing Families" in Singapore.

[Apr 23, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel acted as a reviewer for the monitoring of an action of the European Commission Horizon-2020 Programme in Brussels.

[Apr 16-18, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel presented on "Opportunities and barriers at the transition from education to work. A comparative youth study in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan." at the Status Symposium of the Volkswagen Foundation in Almaty.

[Apr 13-14, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel acted as a session chair and discussant at EXCEPT edited volume workshop in Catania.

[Apr 4, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held an invited keynote on "Zunehmende Instabilität von Erwerbsverläufen? Empirischer Forschungsstand und Perspektiven" at the 1st Congress of the Akademie für Soziologie in Munich.

[Mar 26-27, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel acted as a discussant at the joint doctoral conference of the University of Trento, Tilburg University and University of Bamberg in Trento.

[Mar 15, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel presented on "Well-being and health" at the 2nd review meeting of the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT Project in Brussels.

[Mar 14, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel acted as a panellist in the panel "Policy perspectives: What can we do?" at the final dissemination conference of the EU-Horizon-2020 EXCEPT Project in Brussels.

[Mar 5-9, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a lecture and an exercise course as part of the Advanced Data Analysis Course "Methods of modern causal analysis based on observational data" at the ECPR Winter School in Bamberg.

[Feb 21, 2018] Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel participated as an international expert at the expert meeting on "Indicators of labour market segmentation and policies to combat it" at Eurofound in Dublin.

Teaching

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