Welcome to UP2YOUTH: Youth - actor of social change

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This file is part of the UP2YOUTH research map on transitions to work.


Indications of contents


Jacobs University Bremen  Germany


Prof. Dr. Klaus Boehnke

Professor of Social Science Methodology

Street Address:
Campus Ring 1
D-28759 Bremen

Mailing Address:
P.O.Box 750 561
D-28725 Bremen

Phone: +49 421 200-3401

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Office: Research IV, Room 112

Location: City/Country


Main theme

Transition of young people with an ethnic minority or immigrant background

Keywords area of work

(10 max)

-          Identity Development

-          Value Transmission

-          Migrant Adolescents

-          Life Transitions

Brief description of institution (250 words max)

Jacobs University Bremen is a highly selective, private institution for the advancement of education and research. Its academic programs and cultural environment prepare graduates for international leadership and global citizenship. Multinational students, faculty and researchers of distinction, with educational partners around the world, collaborate in learning, creating and disseminating information and new knowledge.

Running projects

-          Does the Enlargement of the European Union to Eastern Europe
Mobilize Right-wing Attitudes?

-          Fears of disintegration and hopes: A causal analysis based on a cross-cultural survey study.

-          Social Integration after the Fourth EU Enlargement - Border Regions as Test Cases for Europe's Path to a Transnational Civil Society?
- Project 2005 to 2007, funded by the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" -
(DFG-project funding numbers BOE 929/20-1 & RI 858/7-1)

-          "Identity Development and Value Transmission among Veteran and Migrant Adolescents and their Families in Germany and Israel: Life Transitions and Contexts"



Relevant Publications

Boehnke, K., Stromberg, C., Regmi, M.P., Richmond, B.O. & Chandra, S. (1998). Reflecting the world 'out there': A cross-cultural perspective on worries, values and well-being. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 17, 227-247.


Boehnke, K. & Bergs-Winkels, D. (2002). Juvenile delinquency under conditions of rapid social change. Sociological Forum, 17, 57-79.

Silbereisen, R. K. & Schmitt-Rodermund, E. (1995). German immigrants in Germany: Adaption of adolescents' timetables for autonomy. In M. Hofer, P. Noack & J. Youniss (Eds.), Psychological responses to social change: Human development in changing environments (pp. 105-125). Berlin: De Gruyter.

Schmitt-Rodermund, E. & Silbereisen, R. K. (1999). Determinants of differential acculturation of developmental timetables among adolescent immigrants. International Journal of Psychology, 34, 219-233.

Silbereisen, R. K. & Schmitt-Rodermund, E. (2000). Adolescent immigrants' well-being: The case of ethnic German immigrants in Germany. International Journal of Group Tensions, 29, 79-100.

Kalter, Frank, Nadia Granato and Cornelia Kristen (2007): Disentangling recent trends of the second generation's structural assimilation in Germany, in: Scherer, Stefanie, Reinhard Pollak, Gunnar Otte and Markus Gangl (eds.): From origin to destination. Trends and mechanisms in social stratification research, Frankfurt: Campus, pp. 214-245.


Last Updated ( Friday, 03 July 2009 )

Project supported by funding under the European Union's Sixth Research Framework Programme - Coordinated by IRIS e.V.

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