Summer School 2016

The nccr – on the move organizes a summer school, which will take place on a yearly basis, starting 2016. The five-day summer school provides the unique opportunity for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to deepen their knowledge on research questions, theories and methods in migration and mobility studies. It allows the participants to discuss their work with leading international experts. Moreover, it intends to facilitate the exchange of research ideas, practices and results across the different disciplines involved in migration and mobility studies.

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The summer school is an integral part of the NCCR Doctoral Program, but is open to external participation.

Summer School 2016.
Measuring Discrimination.

Monday, 22 August to Friday, 26 August 2016
University of Neuchatel

This summer school 2016 addressed methodological questions and challenges connected with measuring discrimination of minorities at large. Particular emphasis was placed on methods such as correspondence testing, factorial survey experiments, implicit association tests and surveys. Leading experts in the field of discrimination studies presented a wide range of approaches and tools to help doctoral and postdoctoral students expand their understanding of discrimination.


Implicit Discrimination: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?
Jens Agerström (Linnaeus University)

Perceived Discrimination, Measuring, Coping and Consequences
Iris Andriessen (SCP, The Netherlands Institute for Social Research, The Hague)

Do Employer Preferences Contribute to Sticky Floors?
Stijn Baert (Ghent University)

How to Explain the Immigrant-Native Employment/Income Gap?
Pieter Bevelander (Malmö University)

Correspondence Testing: (Practical) Evidence from Swiss Experiments
Ana Fernandes (Bern University of Applied Sciences)

Recent Advances in Survey Experiment Designs
Dominik Hangartner (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Reasons for Employer Discrimination in Apprentice Recruitment
Christian Imdorf (University of Bern)

Legal Aspects of Measuring Discrimination
Kurt Pärli (University of Basel)

Does Attractiveness Matter in Funding Outcomes?
Judy Rich (University of Portsmouth)

The Measure of Discrimination: Methodological and Epistemological Issues
Patrick Simon (INED, French Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris)