Born preterm or low weight? What could that mean for your relationships and wellbeing later on?

April 17, 2020
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In Episode 4 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Ayten Bilgin and Marina Mendonça from DIAL’s PremLife project discuss their research looking at the romantic and sexual relationships of adults who were born pre-term or with a low birth weight and the potential knock on effects of that on their physical and mental wellbeing. Association … Read more

First 12 months with mum: will you be happier later on?

April 8, 2020
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In Episode 3 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Katharina Heisig and Larissa Zierow from DIAL’s IMCHILD project discuss their research looking at the impacts of parental leave reform in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). They discuss the happiness outcomes of adults who, as children, as the result of the policy reforms, spent 12 … 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

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

Do Nordic countries live up to their promise of creating fairer and more equal societies?

December 5, 2019
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In the first Episode of Series 2 of our podcast looking at research emerging from the Equal Lives project, we talk to Marika Jalovaara from the University of Türku in Finland and Anette Fasang from Humboldt University in Berlin about their research, Family Life Courses, Gender and Mid-Life earnings. The research explores whether the reputation … Read more

Alessandro Di Nallo: Job loss and divorce: worse for disadvantaged couples?

September 25, 2019
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Download this episode In Episode 12 of the DIAL Podcast, Alessandro Di Nallo from the University of Lausanne talks about his research looking at the links between job loss and divorce for couples to see if the likelihood of separating is greater for more or less advantaged couples. The heterogeneous effect of job loss on union … Read more

Dilnoza Muslimova: Birth rank – does it make a difference?

September 16, 2019
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Download this episode In Episode 11 of the DIAL Podcast, Dilnoza Muslimova from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam talks about birth rank, genes and how well children get on in life and whether and how parental investment matters.  Birth rank, genes and later life outcomes was presented at the DIAL Mid Term Conference in June 2019 … Read more

Michael Grätz: Siblings and their incomes – the same or different over the life course?

September 9, 2019
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Download this episode In Episode 10 of the Dial Podcast, Michael Grätz from the University of Stockholm talks about sibling similarity in income and what that tells us about their life chances later on.  The research, which uses Administrative Data in Sweden and is published as a Working Paper, was also presented at the DIAL mid term … Read more

Nirosha Varghese: Sleep tight! Does a baby’s sleep matter for how they get on at school later on?

August 22, 2019
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Download this episode In Episode 9 of the DIAL Podcast, Nirosha Varghese from Bocconi University discusses her research looking at the links between early childhood sleep and how children get on at school later on. Further information: Early childhood sleep and later cognitive human capital is Marie Curie funded research analysing the relationship between early sleep problems … 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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