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Dicks, A

Alexander Dicks is a PhD candidate at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University. He received a bachelor degree in Social Science from the University of Cologne (Germany) and a research master degree in Sociology and Social Research from Utrecht University (Netherlands). His research interests lie in social inequalities in education and on the labour market, specifically in school-to-work transitions. For his PhD, Alexander is investigating life-course trajectories and consequences of young people that are not in education, employment, or training (NEET).

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Recent Publications

  • Dicks, A. (2018). The school-to-work transition of young mothers in the Netherlands and the economic activity of their parents, partners, and peers. Paper presented at 2018 SLLS Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research , Milan, Italy.
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  • Dicks, A., & Lancee, B. (2018). Double disadvantage in school? Children of immigrants and the relative age effect: a regression discontinuity design based on the month of birth. European Sociological Review, 34(3), 319-333. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcy014
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  • Dicks, A., Dronkers, J., & Levels, M. (2018). Cross-nationally comparative research on racial and ethnic skill disparities: Questions, findings, and pitfalls. In P. A. J. Stevens, & A. G. Dworkin (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of race and ethnic inequalities in education (2 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 1185-1218). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
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  • Dicks, A., Levels, M., & van der Velden, R. (2018). From school to where? How social class, skills, aspirations, and personality explain unsuccessful school-to-work transitions. Paper presented at 2018 ISA RC28 Spring Meeting, Seoel, Korea, Republic of.
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  • Dicks, A., & Levels, M. (2018). NEET is een slechte indicator van kwetsbaarheid. Economisch Statistische Berichten, 103(4758), 95-95.
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  • Levels, M., de Grip, A., & Dicks, A. (2018). NEETs in Limburg: trends, spreiding, en duiding. (ROA Fact sheets; Vol. ROA-F-2018/, No. 002). Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
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  • Dicks, A., Levels, M., & van der Velden, R. (2018). Van school, en dan wat? Sociale klasse, menselijk kapitaal en persoonlijkheid en een problematische overgang van school naar werk. Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken, 34(4).
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  • Dicks, A., Levels, M., & van der Velden, R. (2017). From school to where? The role of personality and aspirations in times of transitional uncertainty. Paper presented at Annual Workshop Transition in Youth , Brussels, Belgium.
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  • Dicks, A., & Lancee, B. (2017). Compensatory disadvantage in school: immigrant children and the month of birth effect. Paper presented at General Conference European Consortium for Sociological Research, Milan, Italy.
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  • Dicks, A. (2017). Individualization of NEET risks? Evidence from three recent cohorts. Poster session presented at ROA Poster Sessions, Maastricht, Netherlands.
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