Family Background, Educational Qualifications and Meritocratic Labor Market Alloca-tion: Evidence from Danish Siblings

March 23, 2020
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This paper looks at how education and family background shapes the occupation and earnings of a generation of Danes, and concludes that education plays a powerful role in explaining why children from advantaged backgrounds have higher earnings than chil-dren from disadvantaged backgrounds. The researchers studied all children born in Denmark between 1965 and 1971 and … Read more

Unemployed parent? How does that affect a teen’s school choices and achievements?

March 20, 2020
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In the second Episode of Series 2 of our podcast looking at research emerging from the Equal Lives project, we talk to Jani Erola and Hannu Lehti from the University of Türku in Finland about their research, The heterogeneous effects of parental unemployment on siblings’ educational outcomes. They use high quality Finnish data and robust … Read more

It gets better? Intersectional LGBTQI+ (in)equalities and the UK Government’s LGBT Action Plan

March 18, 2020
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Matson Lawrence and Yvette Taylor write about Intersectional LGBTQI+ (in)equalities and the UK Government’s LGBT Action Plan in the Everyday Society -blog. You can read the blog post here.

The first CILIA-LGBTQI+ Scotland Newsletter

March 18, 2020
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The CILIA-LGBTQI+ Scotland has launched a new Reserach Newsletter! In the newsletters, you will find information about the research and the project’s activities so far, a sample of emerging data, and some of the project’s plans for 2020 and beyond.

1st LGBTQI+ Lives Scotland Advisory Group Meeting: Process and practice of ‘doing’ intersectionality

March 18, 2020
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The LGBTQI+ Lives Scotland Research Advisory Group held their first meeting in January 2019. You can now read all about the meeting in the CILIA-LGBTQI+ blog post written by Yvette Taylor and Matson Lawrence.

LGBTQI+ In/Exclusions: History Month, intersections, and research design

March 18, 2020
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Matson Lawrence and Yvette Taylor reflect upon the events they participated in, as connected to the LGBTQI+ Lives Scotland project, and their plans for upcoming fieldwork in their CILIA-LGBTQI+ blog post. To read more click here.

Strategic identity and self-determination within the LGBTQI+ framework” in Discover Society

March 18, 2020
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Those who work on issues related to sexual identity and diversity through a gender lens are baffled by a question without easy answers. In what moment, and for what reason, does a single biographical aspect among so many others become the essential truth that describes us as individuals? What is the process through which we … Read more

Students’ behavioural responses to a fallback option – Evidence from introducing interim degrees in German schools

March 18, 2020
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This paper examines the outcome of a policy-change in Germany which was designed to ensure students who dropped out at a late stage still had an interim qualification. It finds the reform reduced the number who downgraded to lower-level educational tracks and also increased the number successfully completing higher-level tracks. The research uses data collected … Read more

Aiming high and missing the mark?

March 11, 2020
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In Episode 2 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Jesper Fels Birkelund from the Lifetrack project talks about his research looking at the educational aspirations and achievements of the children of immigrants in Denmark. He shares findings from the research and outlines their implications for policy in Denmark and more widely in Europe.  Aiming high … Read more

The UK LGBT Action Plan: a look behind the celebratory rhetoric

February 26, 2020
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In Episode 1 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Professor Yvette Taylor from DIAL’s CILIA LGBTQI+ project talks about her research with Matson Lawrence looking behind the celebratory rhetoric of the UK Government’s LGBT Action Plan published in 2018. She also discusses emerging findings from the project and  LGBTQI+ people say about their lives and how … Read more

Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL) is a multi-disciplinary research programme consisting of thirteen European projects. The projects examine the sources, structures and consequences of inequalities in contemporary societies. The programme is funded by NORFACE for the period 2017–2021.

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