PhD defence by Jesper Eriksen
Title of the lecture: Opportunities and Education: Intergenerational Mobility and Vocational and Continuing Education. NB. Due to the Covid-19 situation the thesis will be defended digitally via Zoom.
07.05.2021 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Title of the thesis: Opportunities and Education: Intergenerational Mobility and Vocational and Continuing Education.
Summary of the thesis
Jesper’s thesis investigates how opportunities vary with geography and the structure of the education system. The thesis first documents differences in children’s opportunities across geography in Denmark. It further shows that local demographic compositions can partly explain these differences. The thesis secondly focuses on drop-out rates in vocational education programs. It shows that having more students with low grades from primary schools can reduce drop-out rates of other students through positive peer effects. Finally, the thesis shows that firms can become more likely to innovate successfully when their employees participate in tertiary continuing education.
12:40: Pre-meeting, assessment committee, moderator
13:00: Welcome by Moderator
13:05: PhD presentation (40 min)
14:00: Opponents examination
15:30: Questions from the audience
16.00: End of defence
MEMBERS OF THE ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE
- Professor Edward Lorenz, Aalborg University Business School (chair)
- Professor Sandra McNally, University of Surrey and London School of Economics
- Professor Paul Bingley, VIVE, The Danish Center for Social Science Research
Associate Professor Jacob Rubæk Holm, Aalborg University Business School
Professor, Head of Aalborg University Business School Christian Nielsen
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Due to the Covid-19 situation the thesis will be defended digitally via Zoom. Please click here to participate.
Meeting ID: 673 1656 1945
Be aware that you must be muted during the whole defence, also your camera must be off. Please be present at least 15 minutes before the defence begins. The channel opens at 12:30.
Participants will during the first break email their questions to Christian Nielsen: email@example.com If there are no questions, the assessment committee joins in another ”meeting” and evaluates. Participants stay in the “Defence meeting” and wait for the assessment committee to join the “Defence meeting” again.
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