10.02.2023 | Publikation

Neue Publikation von SP4

University-Students reporting good health, however, health inequalities are still present!

The latest FOR publication addresses the role of parental socioeconomic status and material, psychosocial, and behavioral factors in their relevance to students' self-rated health.

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08.09.2022 | Auszeichnungen

Dissertation Award for Marvin Reuter



With pleasure we congratulate Marvin Reuter from the Düsseldorf team not only for his successful dissertation, but also for the dissertation award of the DGMS, which he received at the annual conference in Magdeburg.

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07.09.2022 | Kongresse

Annual Conference of the DGMS 2022


A joyful reunion!
After two years of conferences in front of screens, there was finally lively face-to-face exchange again this year. The DGMS held its annual meeting together with the DGSMP from September 07-09 in Magdeburg. FOR was present as well.

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Study from SP 2 published

The Body Mass Index (BMI) of preschool children seems to be related to determinants at the micro and meso level!

Our newest publication shows that early childhood education and care center ("Kindergarden") characteristics have an independent association with preschoolers’ BMI, presenting potential new approaches for overweight prevention. More details can be seen in the latest publication of SP2. Now available at BMC Public Health (open access):

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13.07.2022 | Publikation

Scope Review from SP4 published

The own and the family’s socio-economic position (SEP) plays a considerable role in health and health-related behaviour of young adults in school-to-work and school-to-university transition (STWT)!

Several studies analyzed that higher family SEP is associated with higher levels of health-promoting behaviour, while young adults with lower family SEP tend to health-damaging behaviour. Read the new Scoping Review to get more information about factors influencing health inequalities of young adults in STWT (open access):

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08.04.2022 | Publikation

Study from SP1 published

A worse family climate, well-being and health behaviour of parents influence the subjective health of adolescents negatively!

For families and adolescents with a low socio-economic status, the family climate, well-being and health behaviour of the parents operate as the most important mediators in regard to the health of the adolescents. The results can be seen in detail in the latest publication of SP1. Now available at Plos One:

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18.02.2022 | Publikation

Scoping Review von SP1 publiziert

Family characteristics contribute to health inequalities in early childhood!

Family processes are identified to have mediating or moderating effects. While families’ living conditions are suggested as
mediating factors. Read more about the mediating and moderating effects of family characteristics in our newest publication of SP1. Now available at BMC Public Health:

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18.02.2022 | Workshops

Presentation workshop


Science is exciting, insightful and thrilling! But even the most interesting topic leads to a disinterested audience if the presentation lacks of spices. Over the last three weeks, we have learned how a presentation and presenting itself can lead to enthusiasm.

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03.02.2022 | Publikation

Scoping Review from SP3 published

School represents a key institutional context for young people influencing their physical, psy-chological and social development!

The evidence is shown in our newest Scoping Review. Now available at BMJ open:

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03.02.2022 | Publikationen

Scoping Review von SP3 erschienen

Schule beeinflusst maßgeblich die physio-, psychologische und soziale Entwicklung von Kindern und Jugendlichen!

Der Frage, welche Faktoren dabei eine besonders große Rolle spielen, ging SP3 in ihrer neusten Publikation nach. Jetzt verfügbar bei BMJ open:

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26.11.2021 | Workshops

Equality workshop "Good meetings"


What is a good meeting all about and how does a good meeting succeed? As part of our gender equality agenda, a workshop was held lightning up exactly this topic.

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20.10.2021 | Conference contribution

New Conference contribution from SP1 published

Do family characteristics have an impact on early health inequalities?

There is an answer now! Our Subproject 1 just published a new conference contribution in the European Journal of Public Health:

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15.09.2021 | Kongresse

Annual Conference of the German Society of Medical Sociology

We are pleased to announce that we'll be represented at the annual Conference of the German Society of Medical Sociology! Under the motto "Meso Matters." we will host a pre-conference on the 15th September 2021 to present exciting findings from the scoping reviews as well as new results from our analyses.

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15.09.2021 | Kongresse

Pre-Conference Workshop "Meso Matters."


Greetings from the annual conference of the DGMS!
Meso Matters! Today we were in the honor of presenting our latest findings on the contribution of institutional contexts to health inequalities within a pre-conference workshop of the annual meeting of the German Society for Medical Sociology.

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21.07.2021 | Publikation

Scoping Review from SP1 published

What do we know about the influence of family characteristics on the development of health inequalities in childhood and adolescence?

This is the question our new scoping review explores. Now available in IJERPH:

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02.07.2021 | Workshops

Mixed Methods Workshop


Im Rahmen der FOR2723 fand heute der erste Teil unseres "Mixed Methods" Workshops statt! Vielen Dank an Dr. Felix Knappertsbusch für den tollen Input und den produktiven Austausch!

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17.06.2021 | Forschergruppentreffen

5. Digitales Projekttreffen


Grüße aus dem Homeoffice! Zum fünften Projekttreffen fanden wieder alle Standorte digital zum regen Austausch zusammen.

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10.05.2021 | Publikation

Protocol for the scoping review from SP2 published

Characteristics of early childhood education and care (ECEC) centers are relevant for children’s health!

We are pleased to announce that our scoping review about the association of kindergarten meso-level characteristics with health, health behavior, and wellbeing of children is now published in IJERPH

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17.03.2021 | Ankündigung

Trauerfeier Thomas Lampert

Im Rahmen des Kongresses Armut und Gesundheit findet am 17.03.2021, 09:30-11:00 ein Fachsymposium im Gedenken an Thomas Lampert statt.

Die Teilnahme an der Veranstaltung ist kostenlos, eine Anmeldung zum Kongress aber erforderlich. Dies ist über die Website möglich.

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16.03.2021 | Kongresse

Congress “Armut und Gesundheit” (Poverty and Health)

We’ll be attending the congress “Armut und Gesundheit” on 16th of March 2021 – we are looking forward to it! We are in the honour of opening the Kick-off event „Gesundheitsförderliche Lebenswelten“ (Health-promoting living environments). On one hand, we like to present the aims of the FOR and, on the other hand, give insights into our subprojects “childcare facilities” and “health system”. (Referees: Anna Novelli M.A., Dr. Raphael Herr und Dr. Irene Moor)

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01.03.2021 | Publikation

Protocol for the scoping review from SP5 published

In this review, we analysed the relationship between the health system and health inequalities. Which determinants of the meso-level are important?

Link to the publication:

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22.02.2021 | Workshop

Scientific Writing Workshop

Virtueller Workshop "Boost your Citation Count"
Am 18. und 22. Februar haben wir in einem virtuellen Workshop Tipps rund um das akademische Schreiben erhalten. Vielen Dank an unsere Referetin und an alle Teilnehmerinnen! Wir freuen uns schon auf den zweiten Teil des Workshops im März!

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15.01.2021 | Digitales Projekttreffen

4. digitales Projekttreffen

"Wir sagen Hallo". Heute fand unser 4. Projekttreffen statt, diesmal digital! Vielen Dank an alle Beteiligten für den produktiven Austausch und der Vorstellung der ersten Ergebnisse aus jedem Teilprojekt!

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23.12.2020 | Publikation

Protocol for the scoping review from SP3 published

The review is coming after the question of how school characteristics of the school environment and class and school compositions influence the association between socioeconomic position and pupil’s health and how they act as mediators and moderators. Link to the publication:

Herke M, Moor I, Winter K, Hoffmann S, Spallek J, Hilger-Kolb J, et al. Role of contextual and compositional characteristics of schools for health inequalities in childhood and adolescence: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open. 2020;10(12):e038999.

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Expression of grief


In December 2020, Thomas Lampert passed away suddenly and much too early after a short and serious illness. We mourn the loss of our highly valued colleague and friend and will continue his work together in his spirit.

Link to the Obituary:

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04.12.2020 | Kongresse

First digital symposium

Thanks to our great speakers Prof. Mel Bartley (London), Prof. Klaus Hurrelmann (Berlin) and of course our FOR2723 Team with Prof. Matthias Richter (Halle) and Prof. Nico Dragano (Düsseldorf) and all the presenters of our subprojects 1-5 for the inspiring webinar „Health inequalities in childhood and adolescence: current theoretical framework & empirical results“. We like to thank the DFG for the possibility and all participants for the interest and contribution.

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02.12.2020 | Publikation

Protocol for the scoping review from SP4 published

The topic of the protocol is the scoping review. This focuses on the evidence on health inequalities in young adulthood during the transition from school to labour market/university.
Congratulations! Link to the publication:

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18.11.2020 | Kongresse

Digital symposium „Health inequalities in childhood and adolescence: current theoretical framework & empirical results“

The Research Unit 2723 "Understanding the institutional context of health inequalities among young people. A life stage approach" will offer a digital symposium on December 4th, 2020 (time period 10-12.15, CET) with the title

"Health inequalities in childhood and adolescence: current theoretical framework & empirical results".

Registration is free of charge but mandatory. In order to register, please send an E-Mail to no later than 1th December 2020, 23:59 CET

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02.10.2020 | Workshops

Online Workshop zur Chancengleichheit

Der zweite Workshop im Rahmen der Chancengleichheit widmete sich dem Thema der weiblichen Stimme. Neben theoretischem Input, gab es auch praktische Übungen, um den Wissenschafterinnen und Dozentinnen in der täglichen Arbeit zu unterstützen. Vielen Dank an Katharina Diehl, unserer Gleichstellungsbeauftragten, für die Organisation!

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10.09.2020 | Publikation

Protocol of the scoping review from SP2 published

Our protocol of the scoping review from SP2 has been published! The topic of the review is the association between contextual and compositional factors of early childcare facilities and health, health behaviours and wellbeing of children aged 0 to 6 years. Link to the publication:
Hilger-Kolb J, Schneider S, Herr R, Osenbrügge N, Hoffmann S, Herke M, Pischke C, Sundmacher L, Diehl K (2020) Associations between contextual and compositional characteristics of early childcare facilities with health, health behaviours and well-being among young children aged 0 to 6 years: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open 10(9): e037038.

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01.07.2020 | Workshops

Virtueller Workshop quantitative Methoden


Am 01.07.2020 fand der letzte Teil unseres Methodenworkshops mit dem Thema „Mixed Models“ statt, an dem unsere Nachwuchswissenschafter*innen der FOR2723 teilgenommen haben. Wir sagen DANKE an unseren Referenten Dr. Daniel Lüdecke aus Hamburg und an die DFG, die uns dies ermöglicht!

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23.06.2020 | Workshops

Nachwuchsförderung in quantitativen Methoden

Im Rahmen unserer FOR2723 haben wir einen internen Methodenworkshop für unsere Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen ausgerichtet (online). Der erste Teil fand am 19.06.2020 statt und beschäftigte sich mit Linearen Regressionsmodellen mit R. Am 23.06.2020 fand der 2. Teil statt mit dem Thema Verallgemeinerte Lineare Regressionsmodelle (GLM). Vielen Dank an unseren tollen Referenten und Kollegen Dr. Daniel Lüdecke aus Hamburg und an die DFG! Wir freuen uns schon auf den weiteren Teil zu Mixed Models.

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30.04.2020 | Publikation

Study protocol of the scoping review published

Study protocol of the scoping review was published. SP1 is investigating the extent to which family characteristics contribute to health inequalities in young children. The protocol is available for download here:

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26.03.2020 | Workshops

Workshop zur Förderung der Chancengleichheit

Der erste Workshop „Bedingungen wissenschaftlicher Karriere - betrachtet und bewertet mit der Geschlechterbrille. Workshop für Promovendinnen und Postdocs der DFG-Forschungsgruppe 2723“ zur Förderung der Chancengleichheit konnte online stattfinden, vielen Dank an Katharina Diehl für die Organisation als Gleichstellungsbeauftragte der FOR2723!

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09.03.2020 | Workshops


Dank der tollen Nachwuchsförderung der DFG konnte ein Mitglied unseres Teams an dem Workshop „Programmieren mit R – Einführung“ teilnehmen! Weitere Veranstaltungen werden folgen.

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17.02.2020 | Forschergruppentreffen

Forschergruppentreffen in Mannheim


Für das zweite Forschungsgruppentreffen kamen wieder alle 5 Standorte zusammen nach Mannheim. Erste Ergebnisse wurden ausgetauscht und im Teamwork Herausforderungen gestemmt. Vielen Dank an den Standort Mannheim für die tolle Organisation!

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23.10.2019 | Arbeitsgruppentreffen

Arbeitsgruppentreffen in Mannheim

Ein produktives Arbeitstreffen der Standorte Senftenberg (SP1_1) und Mannheim (SP2) fand in Mannheim statt. Vielen Dank für die Organisation an den Standort Mannheim!

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16.09.2019 | Kongresse

Joint annual conference of the DGMS and the DGSMP

What is the aim of the FOR2723? Based on a poster, we presented the most important information at the joint annual conference of the German Society for Medical Sociology (DGMS) and the German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention (DGSMP).
The poster is available for download here:

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23.07.2019 | Forschergruppentreffen

Forschergruppentreffen in Halle


Das erste Kick-off Treffen der Forschungsgruppe FOR2723 findet in Halle an der Saale statt. Ein schöner Auftakt!

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28.06.2019 | Publication

Study protocol of the research unit published

The study protocol of the FOR2723 got published in SocArXiv.

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20.06.2019 | Press releases

New DFG research unit led by medical sociologists from Halle investigates health inequalities among young people

Under the leadership of medical sociologist Prof. Dr. Matthias Richter, a new research unit is investigating "Institutional contexts, health and health inequalities among young people" in a basic research project.

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