International Conference on Youth Transitions

11.09.2009 - 12.09.2009

On 11/12 September 2009, the University of Basel and the Swiss youth panel survey TREE (Transitions from Education to Employment) have carried out an international conference aiming at exploring current youth transitions research in a multidimensional and multidisciplinary perspective. The focus of the first conference day was on exploring methodological, technical and sampling aspects with regard to TREE in particular, and large youth cohort surveys in general. Beyond methodological and technical issues, the second conference day focused on opportunities and limits of (internationally) comparative research in the field of youth transitions. More specifically, the TREE panel survey and associated research activities were examined in relation to ongoing and planned youth cohort research initiatives at the European level.