The long-term goal of the Transitions in Youth (TIY) Network is to advance theoretical understanding of transitions in youth, especially of the relationships between education/training and the labour market, through the comparative analysis of regular and longitudinal surveys of transitions. The TIY Network brings together social scientists interested in the transitions of young people as they progress towards adulthood. The focus is on the transition from education to the labour market, but in the context of other transitions, for example to a new family status or to an independent household. The principal activity of the Network is to hold annual workshops on specific themes. The number of places at each workshop is limited, but participation is made as “open” as possible by issuing a call for papers. Apart from these workshops, the Network serves as a forum for researchers. Information on the Network’s activities are distributed through the Network’s email list. You can join the Network by sending an email to For more information see Network’s homepage.

Network Committee

  • Maarten Wolbers (chair), Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Paolo Barbieri, University of Trento
  • Hans Dietrich, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
  • Cristina Iannelli, University of Edinburgh
  • Irena Kogan, University of Mannheim
  • Luis Ortiz, Sociodemographic Research Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • Emer Smyth, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
  • Dieter Verhaest, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel and SHERPPA, Ghent University

Local organisers

Mark Levels, Lynn van Vugt, Alexander Dicks and Katarina Weßling

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