Head and Coordination


  • Dr. Julia Tuppat


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(until Sept. 2014)




04/2012 - 09/2017

Project RiSE

Risk Factors at School Entry

The project RiSE deals with ethnic and social inequalities at school entry.

Most children in Germany start school regularly after they have reached school age according to a certain cut-off date. School enrollment can be delayed in case the child lacks important competencies for school readiness. It is well-known that delayed enrollment disproportionally more often concerns so called "children at risk", for instance children with a weak socio-economic and/or migration background. However, only little is known about the underlying determinants and mechanisms of this phenomenon so far.

The main question of the project is whether social and ethnic differences in the probability for delayed school entry can be exclusively explained by differences in competencies or whether further mediating factors can be identified. Furthermore, the role of several stakeholders such as nursery school teachers, headmasters and (school) doctors will be investigated.

Various datasets will be used for secondary data analyses.

Selected Publication

Tuppat, J., & Becker, B. (2014). Sind türkischstämmige Kinder beim Schulstart im Nachteil? Die Bedeutung genereller und aufnahmelandspezifischer Kompetenzen für die Wahrscheinlichkeit einer Rückstellung. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 66, 219-241. doi:10.1007/s11577-014-0255-8