FIRST WORKSHOP AT THE SOCIETY FOR LONGITUDINAL AND LIFE COURSE STUDIES CONFERENCE

POTSDAM, GERMANY

9:00-9:15am      Introduction and Overview

Associate Professor Ben Edwards, Australian National University

9:15-9:55am      Building a New Life in Australia - a five wave survey examining health,

economic and social integration of 2,399 refugees in Australia (Kelly Hand, Ben Edwards)  

9:56-10:35am      The IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in Germany - a comprehensive standardized

survey of over 4,000 refugees from 2016-2018 (Martin Kroh, Hannes Kröger, Lea-Maria Löbel)

10:36-11:00am      Morning tea

11:00-11:40am     Labor Market Integration of Refugees in Austria - longitudinal findings from a research

network (Roland Verwiebe, Sandra M. Leitner)

11:41-12:20pm     WELLCOME explores the social context and health of young Syrian migrants on their arrival and the process of integration into Germany (Hans Dietrich)

12:21-1:00pm     Lunch

1:01-1:40pm     Biological Pathways of Risk and Resilience in Syrian Refugee Children (BIOPATH): 

a longitudinal study investigating psychological well-being of 1,600 Syrian refugee children living

in Lebanon. (Michael Pluess)

1:41-2:20pm     ReGES – Refugees in the German Educational System –examines the integration process

of 4,800 young immigrants into the German educational system (Gisela Will)

2:21-2:50pm     Developmental Wellbeing of Refugee Children in Canada and Australia - examines

developmental wellbeing of linked population cohorts of children in kindergarten in Canada and

Australia using the Early Development Index (Monique Gagne)

2:51-3:20pm     Afternoon tea

3:21-4:30pm     Opportunities for cross-national research and collaborative opportunities

VIRTUAL MEETING IN MARCH 2020 (details to be announced)

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

Collaborative work on refugees

Substantive research papers, primarily via journal articles. Areas of interest to be discussed but preliminary areas included:

  • Family reunion and separation;

  • Employment and English language and policies that promote these;

  • Child development

 

Interest in survey methods research and there was a suggestion of a special issue in Survey Methods could be possible, issues could include:

  • Translation issues, IRT;

  • Sharing of measures that have already been translated;

  • Attrition, engagement of hard to reach;

  • Selectivity of refugee populations from source countries (Sikara);

Coordinator: Associate Professor Ben Edwards (ben.edwards@anu.edu.au)

 GROUP ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: 

  • workshops focused on cross-national comparisons and harmonization of data; 

  • training of researchers on using refugee cohort studies; 

  • workshops focused on best practice in conducting life course studies of refugee populations.

 

 

REFUGEES ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE GROUP

 

AIM

This working group is a forum for pursuing cross-national comparisons (and harmonisation of data) for pure research and also policy evaluation and facilitating best practice in the conduct of life course and longitudinal studies of refugee populations.

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