Research

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.

Time

07.05.2021 kl. 13.00 - 16.00

Description

Title of the thesis: Opportunities and Education: Intergenerational Mobility and Vocational and Continuing Education.

Jesper Eriksen

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. 

PROGRAM

12:40: Pre-meeting, assessment committee, moderator

13:00: Welcome by Moderator

13:05: PhD presentation (40 min)

13.45: Break

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

PRINCIPAL SUPERVISOR

Associate Professor Jacob Rubæk Holm, Aalborg University Business School

MODERATOR

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
Passcode: 812483

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: chn@business.aau.dk 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.

Price

Free

Host

Aalborg University Business School

Address

Online (Zoom)

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