Transitionen von der Erstausbildung ins Erwerbsleben


4th International TREE Conference:
Life Course in the Making

11/12 November 2021 in Bern/Switzerland

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary and the first release of data of its 2nd cohort, the Swiss TREE (Transitions from Education to Employment) multi-cohort survey and the University of Bern co-organise the 4th International Conference on Transitions in Youth and Adulthood. The conference’s focus is on the multi-dimensionality, the intersectionality and the societal embeddedness of various life course stages and transitions (for details see call for papers).

We strive to hold the conference physically/on site. However, should travelling and safety restrictions due to the pandemic forbid this, we may have to revert to a hybrid or exclusively online format.


Prof em. Dr Karl-Ulrich Mayer : What quantitative life-course research can tell us about the puzzle of flexibilization: the case of working lives in (West) Germany

Prof Dr Kaspar Burger : Analyzing micro-level processes and macro-level structures that shape educational trajectories

Prof Dr Irene Kriesi, Dr Thomas Meyer : Two decades of longitudinal research with TREE: lessons (yet to be) learnt


Submission of abstracts: closed on 1 July 2021

Notification of abstract submitters: mid-August 2021

Preliminary conference programme: beginning of September 2021

Registration (opens by mid-September 2021):