CILIA-LGBTQI+ Scotland Policy Brief Winter/Spring 2021

February 24, 2021
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The EU DIAL funded ‘Comparing Intersectional Lifecourse Inequalities among LGBTQI+ Citizens in Four European Countries’ (CILIA-LGBTQI+) project examines intersectional inequalities and their impacts upon lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) citizens in four European countries (England, Germany, Portugal, Scotland). We are concerned with inequalities at key points of life transition, including school to … Read more

Physical Activity, Mental Health, and Well‐Being in Very Pre‐Term and Term Born Adolescents: An Individual Participant Data Meta‐Analysis of Two Accelerometry Studies

February 22, 2021
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This study looks at whether physical activity is associated with better mental health and well‐being among very preterm (≤32 weeks) and term born (≥37 weeks) adolescents alike or whether the associations are stronger in either of the groups. It finds that those young people in the study who exercised more had fewer problems with their … Read more

Educational tracking and long-term outcomes by social origin: Seven countries in comparison

February 18, 2021
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This paper uses longitudinal data from seven countries to assess how systems of educational tracking can impact on social mobility. Studies which simply compare comprehensive and tracked systems may be flawed, the research suggests, because of differences in how countries separate students for instructional purposes. The researchers used large-scale longitudinal data from Denmark, England, Finland, … Read more

Job Satisfaction and Sexual Orientation in Britain

February 15, 2021
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This research looks at how satisfied lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are at work compared with their heterosexual peers. Using British data, the researchers find lower satisfaction levels for bisexual men only and also that policies designed to promote equality for LGB(T) workers have no direct impact on how satisfied workers are. Results showed that … Read more

Sibling influence on family formation: A study of social interaction effects on fertility, marriage, and divorce 

February 15, 2021
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This study looked at whether getting married, having children or getting divorced is likely to influence a sibling to do the same. The analysis on more than 4,000 individuals living in Germany showed that siblings were more likely to become parents or get married if their brother or sister had done the same especially up … Read more

Comparing Groups of Life-Course Sequences Using the Bayesian Information Criterion and the Likelihood-Ratio Test

February 10, 2021
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This paper asks how researchers can statistically assess differences in groups of life-course trajectories. The authors address a long-standing inadequacy of social sequence analysis by proposing an adaption of the Bayesian information criterion (BIC) and the likelihood-ratio test (LRT) for assessing differences in groups of sequence data. Unlike previous methods, this adaption provides a useful … Read more

A new CILIA-LGBTQI+ blog post ‘LGBTQI+ in higher education: the queer business of ‘diverse subjects’’

February 10, 2021
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A new blog post by Yvette Taylor and Matson Lawrence of the CILIA-LGBTQI+ project relates to and builds upon the themes of the online event ‘LGBT+ in Higher Education: Building networks, making change’, which was held on 21st October 2020 in collaboration with STEM Equals project (watch the recording of the event here). Taylor and … Read more

No Stratified Effect of Unemployment on Incomes: How the Market, State, and Household Compensate for Income Loss in the United Kingdom and Switzerland

January 15, 2021
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This paper looks at the loss of income in the two years after unemployment in the UK and in Switzerland and finds that while lower income groups are more vulnerable to becoming unemployed, they are not necessarily more vulnerable to its consequences. The researchers used data on more than 35,000 people who took part in … Read more

A new CILIA podcast episode – Sex Education: Experiences, Practices and Policies in the ‘Whirlwind’

January 15, 2021
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In a new episode of the CILIA podcast series, Yvette Taylor, professor in the School of Education, University of Strathclyde,  speaks to Lucy Whitehouse who is the founder and director of Fumble, which is a sex education charity in the UK. Fumble makes digital resources on sex, relationships, healthy bodies, puberty, and mental health, co-creating … Read more

Dynamic complementarity in skill production: Evidence from genetic endowments and birth order

January 15, 2021
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This study looks at how nature and nurture interact in influencing individuals academic attainment, and finds support for the theory that early life parental inputs increase later gains – especially in those children who have genetic advantages. The researchers used data on a sample of 15,000 siblings, whose genetic and demographic information is stored in … 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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