Genetic advantage and equality of opportunity in education

May 9, 2022
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By Rita Dias Pereira How should advances in understanding of genetic inheritance influence discussions on fairness and inequality in education? This blog discusses findings from new research which analyses the issue using data on people born in the US in the mid-20th Century. There is an ongoing debate regarding fairness in education, with discussions on … Read more

The dynamics of inequality: what have we learned?

May 3, 2022
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In the final episode of the DIAL podcast we’re looking at what’s been learned from DIAL projects about how and when inequality manifests in our lives and what its longer term consequences might be. We’re joined by Elina Kilpi-Jakonen from the University of Turku in Finland. Elina is the Scientific Coordinator for DIAL and, as … Read more

A level playing field for children: why it matters in tackling inequality over the lifecourse

May 2, 2022
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In Episode 5 of Series 4 of the DIAL Podcast we’re in conversation with Andreas Peichl, Professor of Macroeconomics and Public Finance at the University of Munich and Principal Investigator of a DIAL project looking at the impact of childhood circumstances on individual outcomes over the life-course (IMCHILD). 

Pre-term children: how do they get an equal chance to thrive?

May 2, 2022
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In Episode 4 of Series 4 we’re talking to Professor Sakari Lemola from the University of Bielefeld and formerly from the University of Warwick. Sakari is one of the Principal Investigators of the DIAL project PremLife, which has been looking at what factors can provide protection and increase resilience for preterm children’s life course outcomes.  Transcript Christine Garrington  … Read more

Tackling inequalities in adolescence and working life

April 27, 2022
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In Episode 3 of Series 4 of the DIAL Podcast, we are in discussion with Richard Blundell. Richard is the Ricardo Professor of Political Economy at UCL, director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the principal investigator of a DIAL project looking at … Read more

Why rich parents have rich children

April 12, 2022
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by Sreevidya Ayyar, Uta Bolt, Eric French, Jamie Hentall MacCuish, Cormac O’Dea The children of rich families tend to go to better quality schools, have higher cognitive skills, and complete more years of schooling. This blog exploits unique data from the National Child Development study to determine these early childhood factors go on to have … Read more

‘Queer Millennials’ and ‘Gay Boomers’: Rethinking the Generational Narrative for LGBTQI+ Lives.

April 11, 2022
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By Matthew Hall, Research Fellow with CILIA-LGBTQI+ at the University of Surrey The media, policymakers and marketing organisations all love their generational labels. Over the last decade all-to-familiar terms like ‘Boomer’, ‘Millennial’, ‘Gen X, and now ‘Zoomer’, have come into popular use, narrowly classifying vast groups of people who share their formative years during the … Read more

Nature, nurture and our later life outcomes: new insights on inequality over the lifecourse

April 5, 2022
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In Episode 2 of Series 4 of the DIAL Podcast, we are in discussion with Professor Hans van Kippersluis from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Hans, Professor of Applied Economics, is the Principal Investigator on the DIAL project, Gene Environment Interplay in the Generation of Health and Education Inequalities, which has used innovative methods and data … Read more

The long-term effects of school closures

April 1, 2022
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by Alexander Ludwig and colleagues This blog was first published by VOXeu. After the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis in the spring of 2020, politicians around the world closed schools and child-care centers together with businesses in an effort to contain the virus. According to the World Bank, around 1.6 billion school children were affected … Read more

The impact of inequality on the lives of children

March 28, 2022
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In Episode 1 of Series 4 of the DIAL Podcast we’re in discussion with Professor Kjell Salvanes and Dr Helen Wareham to talk about the impact of inequality on the lives of children. Kjell is the Principal Investigator on Growing up Unequal? The Origins, Dynamics and Lifecycle Consequences of Childhood Inequalities while Helen is a Research … 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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