Education as a Lifelong Process

The German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)

  • Hans-Peter Blossfeld
  • Hans-Günther Roßbach

Part of the Edition ZfE book series (EZFE, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jutta von Maurice, Thorsten Schneider
    Pages 1-16
  3. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jutta von Maurice
    Pages 17-33
  4. Christian Aßmann, Hans Walter Steinhauer, Ariane Würbach, Sabine Zinn, Angelina Hammon, Hans Kiesl et al.
    Pages 35-55
  5. Sabine Weinert, Cordula Artelt, Manfred Prenzel, Martin Senkbeil, Timo Ehmke, Claus H. Carstensen et al.
    Pages 57-81
  6. Thomas Bäumer, Eckhard Klieme, Susanne Kuger, Kai Maaz, Hans-Günther Roßbach, Ludwig Stecher et al.
    Pages 83-99
  7. Volker Stocké, Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Kerstin Hoenig, Michaela Sixt
    Pages 101-118
  8. Cornelia Kristen, Aileen Edele, Frank Kalter, Irena Kogan, Benjamin Schulz, Petra Stanat et al.
    Pages 119-136
  9. Christiane Gross, Anika Bela, Monika Jungbauer-Gans, Andreas Jobst, Johannes Schwarze
    Pages 137-153
  10. Florian Wohlkinger, A. Raphaela Blumenfelder, Michael Bayer, Jutta von Maurice, Hartmut Ditton, Hans-Peter Blossfeld
    Pages 155-169
  11. Ulf Kroehne, Timo Gnambs, Frank Goldhammer
    Pages 171-193
  12. Claudia Hachul (née Schlesiger), Manja Attig, Jennifer Lorenz, Sabine Weinert, Thorsten Schneider, Hans-Günther Roßbach
    Pages 195-214
  13. Karin Berendes, Tobias Linberg, Doreen Müller, Sebastian E. Wenz, Hans-Günther Roßbach, Thorsten Schneider et al.
    Pages 215-230
  14. Paul Fabian, Martin Goy, Stephan Jarsinski, Kerstin Naujokat, Anna Prosch, Rolf Strietholt et al.
    Pages 231-252
  15. Wolfgang Wagner, Michaela Kropf, Jochen Kramer, Julia Schilling, Karin Berendes, Ricarda Albrecht et al.
    Pages 253-276
  16. Wolfgang Ludwig-Mayerhofer, Reinhard Pollak, Heike Solga, Laura Menze, Kathrin Leuze, Rosine Edelstein et al.
    Pages 277-295
  17. Julia-Carolin Brachem, Florian Aschinger, Gritt Fehring, Michael Grotheer, Sonja Herrmann, Marie Kühn et al.
    Pages 297-323
  18. Jutta Allmendinger, Corinna Kleinert, Reinhard Pollak, Basha Vicari, Oliver Wölfel, Agnieszka Althaber et al.
    Pages 325-346
  19. Antonia Schier, Meike Bender, Tobias Koberg, Brigitte Bogensperger, Sonja Gruner, David Schiller et al.
    Pages 347-359
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 379-383

About this book


The volume presents an updated overview of the background ideas of the NEPS and its conceptional framework. It informs about the longitudinal structure of the multicohort sequence design and discusses its key methodological challenges as well as data protection issues. It also describes the organizational structure of the consortium of leading educational scientists and research institutions who have not only jointly developed the basic design but are continuously further adjusting it. Finally, it provides background information for users who want to utilize NEPS Scientific Use Files for their research projects. The volume is a revised edition of the ZfE Special Issue on the NEPS which appeared in 2011. 

• Longitudinal design of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)
• Research instruments to capture educational processes and competence development over the life course
• Sampling issues and methodological challenges of the NEPS

The book is written for students and researchers interested in educational processes and competence development over the life course from disciplines such as psychology, educational science, sociology, economics, demography, migration studies, statistics, or survey methods. It provides also important information for educational practitioners such as teachers, school administrators, educational experts, or policy makers.  

Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. Hans-Peter Blossfeld holds the Chair of Sociology I at the University of Bamberg and was the first Principal Investigator of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).

Professor (em.) Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach  held the Chair for Early Childhood Education at the University of Bamberg and was the second principal investigator of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and the founding director of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Peter Blossfeld
    • 1
  • Hans-Günther Roßbach
    • 2
  1. 1.Otto-Friedrich-Universität BambergBambergGermany
  2. 2.Otto-Friedrich-Universität BambergBambergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-23161-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-23162-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2512-0778
  • Series Online ISSN 2512-0786
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