DIAL thematic workshop ‘Institutional Influences on Inequalities across the Life-Course’

December 3, 2020

The fourth DIAL thematic workshop on institutional influences on inequalities across the life-course, hosted by Professor Alexander Ludwig from the Goethe University Frankfurt, was held online on the 3rd and 4th of December 2020. In addition to 12 scientific presentations by researchers from eight DIAL projects, the workshop included also a policy panel with representatives … Read more

Gender roles and selection mechanisms across contexts: A comparative analysis of the relationship between unemployment, self-perceived health, and gender

November 25, 2020
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This paper looks at gender differences in the way unemployment impacts on health. It finds on average women suffer less from unemployment than men, and this effect is more pronounced in countries with traditional gender roles than in more egalitarian societies. The researchers wanted to know if the negative effect of unemployment is stronger among … Read more

PremLife in Finnish ‘the Eve of the World Prematurity Day’ live stream event

November 20, 2020
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The PremLife project joined a live stream event hosted by the Developmental Psychology Research Group from University of Helsinki together with the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare, the University of Turku, the University of Oulu, and KEVYT the Finnish society for parents of preterms on the 16th of November 2020 – in other words, … Read more

Compensatory and multiplicative advantages: Social origin, school performance, and stratified higher education enrolment in Finland

November 11, 2020
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This research finds that even in Finland, enrolling in higher education depends on students’ school performance and their parents’ education. The study uses register data from Finland, where students take entrance exams for higher education and where the education system involves both universities and polytechnics, to look at how social origin and school performance is … Read more

Does re-partnering behavior spread among former spouses?

November 11, 2020
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This study investigates whether divorcees who re-partner play a role in their former spouse’s decisions to do the same. The researchers used administrative data from Statistics Netherlands to look at divorcees who remarried or lived with a new partner and the likelihood of their former spouse doing the same soon after and showed this was … Read more

The Interplay between Maternal Smoking and Genes in Offspring Birth Weight

November 11, 2020
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This paper looks at the relationships between genes, smoking, and birth weight. It finds that each additional daily cigarette smoked during pregnancy reduces birthweight by between 20 and 40 grams, regardless of the childs’s genetic predisposition. The researchers used information from a sample of 5000 mother-baby pairs in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and … Read more

Cross-country differences in anxiety and behavioral response to the Covid-19 pandemic

November 1, 2020
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This research uses the COVID-19 Attitudes and Beliefs survey to look at the anxiety levels and behaviour responses of nearly 100,000 people in 54 countries during March 20 2020 and May 21 2020. It goes on to link the findings to the economic preferences and development of those countries. Findings show that women were more … Read more

DIAL workshop on intergenerational mobility and human capital accumulation

October 29, 2020

The third DIAL thematic workshop on ‘Intergenerational Mobility and Human Capital Accumulation’ was hosted by the Norwegian School of Economics NHH and held online on the 29th and 30th of October 2020. Around 30 researchers mostly from economics and sociology from eight DIAL projects participated in the workshop that focused, as the title suggests, on … Read more

The heterocisnormative glass ceiling: a literature and survey review of LGBTQI+ discrimination in the workplace in Portugal

October 23, 2020
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Drawing on work done within the CILIA LGBTQI+ study in Portugal, this paper analyses existing literature on the tangible and symbolic effects of workplace practices. The paper uses qualitative surveys by Portuguese NGOs along with a review of scholarly work to identify patterns of inequality which affect the professional lives of people with non-normative sexual … Read more

The work and family lives of women in Israel

October 22, 2020
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In the third Episode of Series 2 of our podcast looking at research emerging from the Equal Lives project, we talk to Zafer Büyükkeçeci from Humboldt University in Berlin and Professor Vered Kraus from the University of Haifa about their research, Work and family life courses among Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian Women in Israel. They use newly-available … 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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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 724363

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