Dr. Jörg Welker

Research Assistant at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)


Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories  (LIfBi)
Wilhelmsplatz 3 / WP3/02.41
D-96047 Bamberg

Tel: +49-(0)951-863-3550
Email: joerg.welker(at)lifbi.de

Research Interests

Selective migration, integration of immigrants and their descendants, research on refugees


Welker, J., Will, G., Al Rihawi, S., & Weber, F. (2022). The occupational situation in the country of origin – illustration using the example of Syrian families in the ReGES study (LIfBi Working Paper No. 104). Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories. https://doi.org/10.5157/LIfBi:WP104:1.0

Welker, J. (2021): Relative education of recent refugees in Germany and the Middle East: Is selectivity reflected in migration and destination decisions? International Migration. https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.12853

Welker, J., Abou Hassoun, W., Al Rihawi, S. & Will, G. (2021). Educational system, participation, and attainment in pre-crisis Syria. LIfBi Working Paper 100. Bamberg: Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories. https://doi.org/10.5157/LIfBi:WP100:1.0

Spörlein, C., Kristen, C., Schmidt, R. & Welker, J. (2020): Selectivity profiles of recently arrived refugees and labour migrants in Germany. Soziale Welt 71(1-2): 54-89. https://doi.org/10.5771/0038-6073-2020-1-2-54

Kristen, C., Spörlein, C., Schmidt, R. & Welker, J. (2020): Mehrheit der Geflüchteten hat höhere Bildung im Vergleich zur Herkunftsgesellschaft. DIW Wochenbericht 34: 563-570. https://www.diw.de/documents/publikationen/73/diw_01.c.797230.de/20-34-2.pdf

Homuth, C., Welker, J., Will, G. & von Maurice, J. (2020): The impact of legal status on different schooling aspects of adolescents in Germany. Refuge 36 (2): 45-57. https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.40715

Will, G., Balaban, E., Dröscher, A., Homuth, C. & Welker, J. (2018): Integration von Flüchtlingen. Erste Ergebnisse aus der ReGES-Studie. LIfBi Working Paper 76. Bamberg: Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories. https://www.neps-data.de/Portals/0/Working%20Papers/WP_LXXVI.pdf


10/2022 – current
Research Assistant in Working Unit "Survey Administration and Controlling", LIfBi

01/2022 – current
Research Assistant in Research Unit "Migration", LIfBi

08/2016 – 12/2021
Research Assistant in the project "ReGES - Refugees in the German Educational System", LIfBi

04/2014 – 08/2016
M.A. Sociology, University of Bamberg

04/2015 – 07/2016
Student assistant in the project Pathways to Power, University of Bamberg