Charlotte Büchner is Project Coordinator at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF). She worked as a research associate and PhD student at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), at Maastricht University. She holds a diploma in sociology, attained at Free University Berlin. After her studies, she has worked as a research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), in the department German Socioeconomic Panel Study (GSOEP), and at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). In her current research, she focuses on the relationship between social background, educational attainment and labour market integration of young people.