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Cohort 2

The adolescents in cohort 2 were 15 years old at the beginning of the study in 2006. This means that most of them were in the tranistional stage from middle school to vocational training or further secondary school (high school/sixth form). Since the transition from school to work is formative for one’s course of life, our goal is to accompany these adolescents until the age of 21. In order to look at the entire process, it is important to accompany the initial sample until 2012.

Cohort 2, Wave 1

Survey period: March until June 2006
Interviewees: Adolescents, their principal caregivers and teachers
Survey instruments used:
Adolescents Personal interviews with a laptop at their home (CAPI)
Principal caregivers Paper and pencil questionnaires
Teachers Paper and pencil questionnaires
Sample size: N=1258

 Cohort 2, Wave 2

Survey period:
May until August 2007
Interviewees: Adolescents
Survey instruments used:
Adolescents Telephone interview (CATI)
Sample size: N=1162

Cohorte 2, Wave 2: Intermediary Survey

Survey period:
May until August 2008
Interviewees: Adolescents (only those who were not yet doing an apprenticeship or at school to continue their education at the time of the second wave in 2007)
Survey instruments used:
Adolescents Telephone interview (CATI)
Sample size: N=404

Cohort 2, Wave 3

Survey period:
May until October 2009
Interviewees: Adolescents
Survey instruments used:
Adolescents Personal interviews with a laptop at their home (CAPI)
Sample size: N=952

Cohort 2, Wave 4

Survey period: April until July 2012
Interviewees: Young adults
Survey instruments used:
Young adults Personal interviews with a laptop at their home (CAPI)
Sample size: N=816