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

LIFETRACK project’s special issue on mechanisms of educational stratification

April 13, 2022
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The journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility has published a highly interesting special issue on mechanisms of educational stratification including several papers from the LIFETRACK project: Editorial Introduction to “Mechanisms of educational stratification” by Vikki Boliver and Steffen Schindler. Article by Vikki Boliver and Queralt Capsada-Munsech looking at how pupils’ enjoyment of the subjects they study is … 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 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

Ability grouping: does it affect UK primary school pupils’ enjoyment of Maths and English?

March 16, 2022
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In Episode 16 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast we’re discussing ability grouping in UK primary schools and how it affects children’s enjoyment of certain subjects. Our guest today is Queralt Capsada-Munsech from the University of Glasgow, who as part of DIAL’s LIFETRACK project has been looking at primary school children’s enjoyment of English and … Read more

Discrimination harassment and violence: the experiences of LGBT communities

February 25, 2022
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In Episode 15 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast we’re discussing LGBT discrimination, harassment and violence. Our guests are Sait Bayrakdar from Kings College London and Andrew King from the University of Surrey who, as part of DIAL’s CILIA project have been using a large cross national survey to look at the experiences of … Read more

Golfing with Trump: who does it and what does it mean for rising populism?

February 15, 2022
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In Episode 14 of Series 3 of our podcast, we talk with Professor Andrés Rodríguez-Pose from the London School of Economics about his research looking at who propelled Donald Trump to power and what the future holds for populist politicians, politics and policies?  

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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