Nicole Tieben

Nicole Tieben
Leibniz Universität Hannover · Institute of Sociology

PD Dr.
Senior Lecturer at Leibniz University Hannover

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Introduction
I am a Sociologist with a focus on the Sociology of Education, Life Courses, Social Inequality, and Quantitative Methods. During the past years, I also gained deep interdisciplinary insights into Education Sciences, Education Psychology, and Economics of Education. Currently, I am especially interested in non-linear educational pathways which comprise transitions between vocational training, higher education and the labour market. Moreover, I engage in research examining the relevance of family background, teachers and school context for inequalities in education. For most of my research, I apply quantitative approaches, using large national and international education and life course surveys, such as NEPS, PISA, SHARE, and the Family Survey Dutch Population.

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With this contribution, we examine the role of non-linear pathways to a higher education degree for social inequality in educational attainment. Unlike previous research, we compared the initial and final distributions of higher education degree attainment rather than the attainment of a higher education entrance certificate using the unconditional...
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According to Lareau’s (2003) concept of concerted cultivation, upper and middle-class parents aim more systematically to promote their children’s skills in various ways in comparison with lower class parents. These differences in parenting, are assumed to affect children’s skill development. Whereas Lareau developed her concept for families with el...
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A considerable proportion of students in Germany has graduated from vocational training before entering higher education. With this paper we examined how these students progress through higher education. We argue that successful graduation is the result of a sequence of decisions and decompose the trajectories through higher education to distinguis...
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A prominent explanation of intergenerational educational inequality is Bourdieu’s cultural reproduction theory. Indeed, previous studies have frequently shown that children’s cultural capital relates to academic outcomes. However, it remains unclear how children convert their cultural capital into achievement. While Bourdieu argued that cultural ca...
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Der Beitrag untersucht anhand der Daten der NEPS Studierendenkohorte den Zusammenhang zwischen der Teilnahme an Brückenkursen in ingenieurwissenschaftlichen Studiengängen und dem späteren Studienabbruch. Ein Vergleich der Teilnehmenden und Nichtteilnehmenden zeigt, dass an Fachhochschulen insbesondere die Selbsteinschätzung der Studierenden hinsich...
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Building on the sociological work by Lareau, this study examined the association between students' socioeconomic background, prior achievement and the perception of teacher support within the classroom. We expected that students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds would be more critical about the support they receive in the classroom and rate the...
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Previous empirical studies have shown that there is an association between parental socioeconomic status (SES) and educational achievement. There is also evidence that high-quality teaching contributes to student achievement and that low-achieving students in particular profit from good teaching. In this paper we investigate if teaching quality con...
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Rund ein Viertel aller Studierenden in Deutschland hat vor Beginn des Studiums bereits eine Berufsausbildung absolviert. Trotz ihrer zahlenmäßigen Relevanz ist diese Gruppe bisher jedoch nur unsystematisch erforscht worden. Unser Beitrag widmet sich daher der Studiensituation im ersten Studienjahr und geht auf verschiedene Dimensionen der Studienvo...
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Building on the sociological work by Lareau (2003), this study examines the association between students' socioeconomic background, prior achievement and the perception of teacher support within the classroom. We expect that students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds would be more critical about the support they receive in the classroom and rat...
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Background In Germany, almost 15 per cent of all first-year students leave higher education without obtaining a degree. The German post-secondary educational system is tracked however, and many dropouts enter the labour market with pre-tertiary vocational training certificates. We therefore examine if higher education dropouts benefit from these vo...
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Educational attainment depends on parents' material and cultural resources. In many families, the grandparents also provide resources that directly or indirectly support their children's educational careers. That is why we applied a multigenerational view and tested if and under which conditions the resources of grandparents are relevant for the ed...
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In Germany, around one fourth of all first year students leave university without a degree. While reasons for drop out are well examined, the consequences are rather unknown, especially in terms of labour market outcomes. This paper aims at identifying differences in school-to-work transitions between tertiary education graduates and dropouts as we...
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The German secondary education system is highly stratified. However, the higher tracks have expanded vastly over the last decades, leading to substantial changes in the distribution of students across the different tracks. Following the German re‐unification, the school structure itself has also changed to some degree. Furthermore, several smaller...
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The theory of rational educational decisions assumes that parental resources as well as status maintenance motives are relevant for educational decisions. A large body of previous research examines these mechanisms for standard educational decisions at the conventional transition points. There is reason to assume, however, that the same decision pa...
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In the tracked educational system of the Netherlands, students at the end of secondary education have to decide whether they want to enter subsequent post-secondary or tertiary education. Depending on the previous qualification, they have the choice between up to four different options, including not entering further education. We propose, in line...
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In the Netherlands, educational attainment is the result of a sequence of separate educational transitions. Because of the tracked nature of the Dutch educational system, students do not make binary stay-or-leave-decisions at each transition. After having entered one track of secondary education, students can change tracks during the entire seconda...
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Recent developments in educational transitions research suggest a decomposition of qualitative dimensions within educational levels that are (nearly) universal. However, research on long-term trends of social stratification in the structurally tracked educational system of the Netherlands has not been published previously. In the Netherlands, the s...
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In Deutschland werden Kinder bereits im Alter von 10 bis 12 Jahren nach Beendigung der Grundschule in unterschiedliche Schultypen zugewiesen, in der Regel in eine der drei dominierenden Schulformen Hauptschule, Realschule oder Gymnasium. Die Zuweisung zu diesen Schultypen erfolgt vor allem auf Basis der vorherigen schulischen Leistung, aber dennoch...
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Previous research has shown that track mobility during secondary education is influenced by parental background. However, family background effects might vary due to institutional variations in the educational structure. Therefore, in our paper we compare social selectivity of track mobility in two countries, Germany and The Netherlands. Both count...

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We aim to examine if - and under which conditions - teaching contributes to a weakening of socio-economic disparities within classrooms.