Graduate Panel: examination cohort 2005

Start of the project: 01-Sept-2005 - End of the project: 31-Aug-2018

The Graduate Panel of the examination cohort 2005 was the fifth nationwide representative longitudinal survey of higher education graduates in Germany. This project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); it continued the regular series of graduate surveys after the surveys of the 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2001 cohorts. The first, second and third surveys of this cohort are complete and the findings published.

One main topic of the first survey of the examination cohort 2005 - as in the previous 2001 cohort - was the development of the students’ qualifications and competence. Because there were greater numbers of graduates with bachelor’s degrees in the 2005 cohort for the first time, we also focused particularly on these qualification profiles. This therefore enabled the observation of long-term developments of bachelor graduates for the first time. A second focus point was the transition to internships following graduation.

The second survey about five years after graduation focused on the graduates' further careers after their exams. The topics of this survey were career development, uptake of further education or training, and starting families. The survey also focused particularly on bachelor graduates, since this was the first opportunity to see how many of them had taken up and completed a further course of study five years after taking their bachelor's degree.

The third survey round, ten years after graduation, continued to follow the graduates' career development. By this time, career development has often become thoroughly consolidated. The survey enabled detailed statements to be made about the long-term careers of higher education graduates. The third survey wave focused particularly on the comparison between graduates who had taken a doctorate and those who had not. The aim is to examine the material and immaterial benefits of a doctorate. Another aim was to discover how far the work tasks of those with and without doctorates differ and how far the work activities of those with doctorates who work outside academia relate to the academic world. We were also examining the question whether an academic career makes it particularly difficult to reconcile the demands of family and work. Because a large proportion of bachelor graduates were represented in the 2005 sample for the first time, we also examined the extent to which the new study structure influences the uptake of doctoral studies and the motives for this.

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Whole project

Publications

Monetäre Erträge einer Promotion: Lohnunterschiede zwischen Promovierten und Nichtpromovierten in der Privatwirtschaft und im öffentlichen Dienst.

Trennt, F., & Euler, T. (2019).
Monetäre Erträge einer Promotion: Lohnunterschiede zwischen Promovierten und Nichtpromovierten in der Privatwirtschaft und im öffentlichen Dienst. KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 71(2), 275–308.

DZHW-Absolventenpanel 2005.

Baillet, F., Franken, A., Weber, A. (2019).
DZHW-Absolventenpanel 2005. Daten-und Methodenbericht zu den Erhebungen der Absolvent(inn)enkohorte 2005 (1., 2. und 3. Befragungswelle) (Version 2.0.0). Hannover: fdz.DZHW.

Why do graduates who spent part of their studies abroad get higher wages? Evidence from Germany.

Netz, N., & Kratz, F. (2018).
Why do graduates who spent part of their studies abroad get higher wages? Evidence from Germany. In A. Rybińska & Ö. Şenyuva (Hrsg.), Evidence-based policy in Erasmus+ (S. 46-47). Warsaw: Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE).

Skilled migrants have higher earning potential in countries with more inequality.

Parey, M., Ruhose, J., Waldinger, F., & Netz, N. (2018).
Skilled migrants have higher earning potential in countries with more inequality. LSE Business Review. London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Determinanten und Effekte von Auslandsmobilität im Studium (Dissertation).

Netz, N. (2018).
Determinanten und Effekte von Auslandsmobilität im Studium (Dissertation). Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Werdegänge der Hochschulabsolventinnen und Hochschulabsolventen 2005: Dritte Befragung des Prüfungsjahrgangs 2005 zehn Jahre nach dem Abschluss.

Euler, T., Trennt, F., Trommer, M., Schaeper, H. (2018).
Werdegänge der Hochschulabsolventinnen und Hochschulabsolventen 2005: Dritte Befragung des Prüfungsjahrgangs 2005 zehn Jahre nach dem Abschluss. (Forum Hochschule 1|2018). Hannover: DZHW.
ISBN 978-3-86426-060-5

Hochqualifiziert und gefragt.

Grotheer, M., Isleib, S., Netz, N., & Briedis, K. (2012).
Hochqualifiziert und gefragt. Ergebnisse der zweiten HIS-HF Absolventenbefragung des Jahrgangs 2005 (HIS:Forum Hochschule 14/2012). Hannover: HIS.
ISBN 978-3-86426-020-9

Übergänge und Erfahrungen nach dem Hochschulabschluss.

Briedis, K. (2007).
Übergänge und Erfahrungen nach dem Hochschulabschluss. Ergebnisse der HIS-Absolventenbefragung des Jahrgangs 2005 (HIS:Forum Hochschule 13/2007). Hannover: HIS.
ISBN 1863-5563

Generation Praktikum - Mythos oder Massenphänomen?

Briedis, K., & Minks, K.-H. (2007).
Generation Praktikum - Mythos oder Massenphänomen? Hannover: HIS.
Presentations

Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market.

Netz, N., & Grüttner, M. (2018, Oktober).
Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market. Vortrag auf dem Workshop "Heterogeneous Effects of Studying Abroad" des DZHW-Forschungsclusters "Mobilität von Hochqualifizierten", DZHW, Hannover.

Why do graduates who studied abroad get higher wages?

Netz, N., & Kratz, F. (2018, September).
Why do graduates who studied abroad get higher wages? Vortrag auf dem 1st Forum "Higher Education and the Labour Market" (HELM) des DZHW und des IAB, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Nürnberg.

Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market.

Netz, N., & Grüttner, M. (2018, Juli).
Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market. Vortrag auf dem 19th ISA World Congress of Sociology (RC28 Social Stratification), Metro Toronto Convention Center, Kanada.

Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market.

Netz, N., & Grüttner, M. (2018, März).
Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market. Vortrag auf der MOVE Final Conference "Youth Mobility and Migration in Europe", Université du Luxembourg.

Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market.

Netz, N., & Grüttner, M. (2018, März).
Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market. Vortrag auf der EUROSTUDENT VI Final Conference, Hotel Aquino, Berlin.

Monetäre (und nichtmonetäre) Erträge einer Promotion im Zeitverlauf.

Euler, T., & Trennt, F. (2018, Februar).
Monetäre (und nichtmonetäre) Erträge einer Promotion im Zeitverlauf. Vortrag auf der 6. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF), Basel, Schweiz.

Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market.

Netz, N., & Grüttner, M. (2017, Dezember).
Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market. Vortrag im DZHW-Doktorandenkolloquium, Hannover.

Welchen Einfluss hat studienbezogene Auslandsmobilität auf den Erwerbsverlauf?

Netz, N. (2017, November).
Welchen Einfluss hat studienbezogene Auslandsmobilität auf den Erwerbsverlauf? Keynote auf der Jahrestagung des Österreichischen Austauschdienstes (OeAD) "Internationale Mobilität und Qualität - Trends, Facetten, Herausforderungen", Universität Salzburg.

Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market.

Netz, N., & Grüttner, M. (2017, November).
Does international student mobility increase social inequality? Evidence from the German labour market. Vortrag auf dem interdisziplinären Workshop "Higher Education and (In)equality of opportunity", WZB, Berlin.

Career effects of studying abroad: Methodological challenges and solutions.

Netz, N. (2017, Oktober).
Career effects of studying abroad: Methodological challenges and solutions. Vortrag auf dem Seminar "Evidence-based Policy in Erasmus+: Seminar on research and methodology" der Nationalen Agentur für EU-Hochschulzusammenarbeit Polen, Hotel Mercure, Warschau.

Does international student mobility foster the reproduction of social inequalities?

Netz, N., & Grüttner, M. (2017, September).
Does international student mobility foster the reproduction of social inequalities? Vortrag auf dem CIDER Fall Workshop, GESIS, Mannheim.

Social Selectivity in Transitions to Individual and Structured Doctorates in Germany.

De Vogel, S. (2017, August/September).
Social Selectivity in Transitions to Individual and Structured Doctorates in Germany. Vortrag auf der 13. Konferenz der European Sociological Association (ESA) in Athen, Griechenland.

Does international student mobility foster the reproduction of social inequalities?

Netz, N., & Grüttner, M. (2017, Juni).
Does international student mobility foster the reproduction of social inequalities? Posterpräsentation auf dem 3. Dortmunder Symposium der Empirischen Bildungsforschung "Bedingungen erfolgreicher Bildungsverläufe in gesellschaftlicher Heterogenität", TU Dortmund.
Data Sets

fdz.DZHW. (2019). DZHW Graduate Panel 2005. Retrieved from: 10.21249/DZHW:gra2005:2.0.0

Lead Researcher

Hildegard Schaeper
Dr. Hildegard Schaeper Lead Researcher +49 511 450670-150

Researchers

Thorsten Euler Fabian Trennt Maximilian Trommer

Press contact

Daniel Matthes
Daniel Matthes +49 511 450670-532
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Funded by

Bundeministerium für Bildung und Forschung