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Dr. Andrea Forster

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Researcher

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Andrea Forster is a postdoctoral researcher within the project "Studienabbruch und Berufsaussichten. Experimentelle Studien zur Integration auf dem Arbeits- und Ausbildungsmarkt (ABBA-II)" at the Chair for Empirical Educational and Higher Education Research at Freie Universität Berlin since May 2021. After studying social sciences in Munich and Amsterdam (Netherlands), she worked from 2015 to 2021 as a doctoral and later post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, where she participated in research projects on transnational research into educational inequalities under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Herman van de Werfhorst. She received her PhD in 2021 from the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) with the dissertation: "Navigating Educational Institutions: Mechanisms of Educational Inequality in Different Educational Systems".

Her research interests include social mobility, educational inequalities, the transition from school to work, the comparative study of educational systems, and quantitative methods of empirical social research.

Curriculum Vitae

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Forster, A.G., Van de Werfhorst, H.G., & Leopold, T. (2021). Who Benefits Most from College? Dimensions of Selection and Heterogeneous Returns to Higher Education in the United States and the Netherlands. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 73

Forster, A.G. & Van de Werfhorst, H.G. (2020). Navigating Institutions: Parents’ Knowledge of the Educational System and Students’ Success in Education. European Sociological Review, 36(1), 48-64

Forster, A.G. & Bol, T. (2018). Vocational Education and Employment over the Life Course Using a New Measure of Occupational Specificity.  Social Science Research, 70, 176-197

Forster, A.G., Bol, T. & Van de Werfhorst, H.G. (2016). Vocational Education and Employment over the Life Cycle. Sociological Science, 3, 473-494.

Monographs

Forster, A.G. (2021). Navigating Educational Institutions: Mechanisms of Educational Inequality in Different Educational Systems. University of Amsterdam.

Other

Breznau, N., Rinke, E.M., Wuttke, A., [...], Forster, A.G., et al. (2021). How Many Replicators Does It Take to Achieve Reliability? Investigating Researcher Variability in a Crowdsourced Replication. SocArXiv.

Forster, A.G. & Van de Werfhorst, H.G. (2021). De invloed van ouderlijke kennis van het onderwijssysteem op het onderwijssucces van kinderen. Mens en maatschappij, 96(1): 122-125.

Breznau, N., Rinke, E.M., Wuttke, A., [...], Forster, A.G., et al. (2019). (2019). The Crowdsourced Replication Initiative: Investigating Immigration and Social Policy Preferences. Executive Report.  

Forster, A.G. (2017). Levensloopeffecten van beroepsgericht onderwijs. De valkuil van vocational decline. Canon Beroepsonderwijs. Expertisecentrum Beroepsonderwijs.

Werfhorst, H.G., Forster, A.G. & Bol, T. (2016). Is more Vocational Education the Answer? OECD Education and Skills Today.

Karsten, S., Van de Werfhorst, H.G., Bol, T. & Forster, A.G. (2016). Waartoe een vakdiploma. In: Karsten, S., (2016). De hoofdstroom in de Nederlandse onderwijsdelta. Een nuchtere balans van het mbo. Antwerpen/Apeldoorn: Garant.