Dr. Nicole Tieben

Junior Research Group Leader Intersection 5

Main Research Interests

I am interested in Sociology of Education and my current core research questions comprise social reproduction and mobility in education and student progress and success in higher education. My research covers the entire life-course from primary school to adult education, education-to-work transitions and returns to education. I am particularly interested in “non-linear” educational trajectories, thus deviations from the “typical” educational pathways and the social process leading to detours and corrections of prior educational decisions.

Research Projects within LEAD

  1. Inequality and mobility in education: Determinants of educational success “against all odds"
  2. Effect of extent and type of labour force participation on progress in higher education
  3. Educational and occupational pathways of higher education drop-outs
  4. Progress and success of non-traditional students in German higher education
  5. Double qualification as insurance: Do students in German higher education profit from a vocational degree?

Methodological Approach

  • Secondary Data Analyses

Relevant Publications

Dissertation

  • Tieben, N. (2009): Transitions, Tracks and Transformations. Social Inequality in Transitions into, through and out of Secondary Education in the Netherlands for Cohorts born between 1914 and 1985. ICS-dissertation, Nijmegen

 

Articles


  • Scholten, M,. & Tieben, N. (2017). Vocational qualification as safety-net? Education-to-work transitions of higher education dropouts in Germany. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training. Advance online publication. doi:10.1186/s40461-017-0050-7
  • Scholten, M., & Tieben, N. (2016). Labour market outcomes of higher-education dropouts in Germany: How formal vocational qualifications shape transitions and occupational status. Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung: Arbeitspapiere 168. http://www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/publications/wp/wp-168.pdf
  • Deindl, C., & Tieben, N. (2016). Resources of Grandparents: Educational Outcomes Across Three Generations in Europe and Israel. Journal of Marriage and Family. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jomf.12382/full
  • Tieben, N., & Rohrbach-Schmidt, D. (2014). Die berufliche Höherqualifizierung in den Abschlussjahrgängen 1960-1999: Effekte der sozialen Herkunft und Folgen der Bildungsexpansion. Sozialer Fortschritt 63(4-5), 117-123. www.sozialerfortschritt.de/archives/category/2014
  • Tieben, N., Hofäcker, D., & Biedinger, N. (2013). Social Inequality and Mobility in the Life-course: Context Conditions and Family Resources. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 30(2), 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.rssm.2013.03.002
  • Schneider, S., & Tieben, N. (2011). A healthy sorting machine? Social inequality in the transition to upper secondary education in Germany. Oxford Review of Education, 37(2), 139-166. doi:10.1080/03054985.2011.559349
  • Tieben, N. (2011). Parental resources and relative risk aversion in intra-secondary transitions in the Netherlands – A trend analysis of non-standard educational decision situations. European Sociological Review, 27(1), 31-42. esr.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/1/31.abstract
  • Tieben, N., & Wolbers, M. H. J. (2010b). Transitions to post-secondary and tertiary education in the Netherlands: a trend analysis of unconditional and conditional socio-economic background effects. Higher Education, 60(1), 85-100. doi:10.1007/s10734-009-9289-7
  • Tieben, N., & Wolbers, M. H. J. (2010a). Success and failure in secondary education. Effects of family background on secondary school outcome in the Netherlands, 1927-1998. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 31(3), 277-290. doi:10.1080/01425691003700516
  • Tieben, N., de Graaf, P. M., & de Graaf, N. D. (2010). Changing effects of family background on transitions to secondary education in the Netherlands. Consequences of educational expansion and reform. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 28(1), 77-90. doi:10.1016/j.rssm.2009.12.004
  • Jacob, M., & Tieben, N. (2009a). Social selectivity of track mobility in secondary schools. A comparison of intra-secondary transitions in Germany and the Netherlands. European Societies, 11(5), 747-773. doi:10.1080/14616690802588066

 

Book Chapters

  • Tieben, N. (2016). Verbleib und Berufsstatus von Studienabbrecherinnen und Studienabbrechern mit und ohne vorherige Berufsausbildung – Ergebnisse aus dem Nationalen Bildungspanel (NEPS). In Datenreport zum Berufsbildungsbericht 2016. Informationen und Analysen zur Entwicklung der beruflichen Bildung. Bonn: Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung. https://www.bibb.de/datenreport/
  • Jacob, M. & Tieben, N. (2009). Wer nutzt die Durchlässigkeit zwischen verschiedenen Schulformen? Soziale Selektivität bei Schulformwechseln und nachgeholten Schulabschlüssen. In B. Becker & D. Reimer (Hg.), Vom Kindergarten bis zur Hochschule. Die Generierung von ethnischen und sozialen Disparitäten in der Bildungsbiographie (S. 145-179). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

 

Edited Volumes

  • Tieben, N., Hofäcker, D., & Biedinger, N. (2013). Social mobility and inequality in the life course: Exploring the relevance of context. Sonderband Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 32/1.

 

Working Papers

Contact

University of Tübingen

LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Gartenstrasse 29

72074 Tübingen

 

Room 105

 

Phone: +49 7071/29-73576

 

nicole.tieben[at]uni-tuebingen.de