DIAL Final Conference

October 21, 2021

DIAL’s final conference will take place in Brussels on 21st and 22nd of October 2021. To receive more information about the conference programme and registration, please sign up for DIAL newsletter at the bottom of this page.

Double Trouble: Does Job Loss Lead to Union Dissolution and Vice Versa?

April 30, 2021
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Does relationship breakdown lead to job loss, and job loss to relationship breakdown? Links between the two events are well documented, but this study looks more closely at the data and concludes other factors are at play. Using a large sample of working-age adults who took part in British household surveys between 1991 and 2018, … Read more

The gender pay gap in the UK: children and experience in work

April 30, 2021
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This paper documents the evolution of the gender pay gap in the UK over the past three decades and its association with fertility, examining the role of men’s and women’s career patterns and how they change with the arrival of a first child. The researchers find that the different working experiences of men and women, … Read more

CILIA LGBTQI+ project’s presentation on Queering Generations

April 28, 2021
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In the British Sociological Association’s Annual Conference of 2021, Matthew Hall delivered findings from the CILIA LGBTQI+ project’s lifecourse interviews and presented an upcoming book chapter by him and Andrew King, which explores the concept of ‘Queer Generations’. The presentation outlined how LGBTQI+ lives present a challenge to traditional and normative ways of thinking about … Read more

Queer(y)ing Agent-Based Modelling: An example from LGBTQ workplace studies

April 22, 2021
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This paper explores the ways in which Agent Based Modelling (ABM) can contribute to the study of LGBTQ lives, and conversely, how theory and insights from LGBTQ studies can inform the practice of ABM. In doing so, it introduces an example model of LGBTQ workplace inequality to illustrate several uses and challenges associated with research … Read more

Hur viktig är familjebakgrunden för ekonomiska utfall? En jämförelse av fyra ansatser

April 21, 2021
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Artikeln granskar fyra ansatser att studera familjebakgrundens betydelse för de ekonomiska utfallen inkomst och utbildningsår. Föräldrars och barns inkomster och utbildning samvarierar positivt, men sambanden förklarar bara en liten del av variationen i ekonomiska utfall och är i liten utsträckning kausala. Den starka kopplingen mellan syskons utfall ger däremot skäl att tro att familjebakgrunden, i … Read more

A new blog post by the CILIA-LGBTQI+ project out now

April 21, 2021
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In CILIA-LGBTQI+ project’s new blog post titled Doing the Work of Impact, project’s advisory group member Milo Chesnut discusses the importance of increasing the use and impact of research, and emphasises the importance of enlisting stakeholders and members of key communities early on in a project to help ensure that findings reach communities that may … Read more

Social origins, track choices and labour-market outcomes: evidence from the French case

April 21, 2021
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This paper examines the consequences of following an academic versus vocational path in upper secondary school in France in terms of job attainment and earnings at the entrance into the labour market. Using rich nationally representative longitudinal data running from the beginning of secondary education until entrance into the labour market, the researchers identify the … Read more

The complexity of employment and family life courses across 20th century Europe: More evidence for larger cross-national differences but little change across 1916‒1966 birth cohorts

April 19, 2021
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This paper looks at whether the work and family lives of people living in Europe became more unstable across the 20th century. It finds that family and work lives have become more unstable and unpredictable, but not nearly to the extent thought by scholars and the general public alike. However, there were large differences between … Read more

Divorced and Unemployed: the Declining Association between Two Critical Lifecourse States in the UK, 1984-2017

April 19, 2021
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This paper aims to establish the prevalence of people in the UK who are either divorced or separated and also unemployed (DSU). It also investigates whether education level or gender influences the likelihood of an individual being part of this sub-group of the population. Using data covering the period 1984-2017 from large-scale national surveys in the UK, the … 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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