Work and family lives: Who has a chance of having it all?

February 2, 2022
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In Episode 6 of Series 2 of our podcast, we talk with Professor Anette Fasang from Humboldt University and Professor Silke Aisenbrey from Yeshiva University about their research looking at how inequality plays out in the parallel work and lives of black men and women in the United States. Transcript Christine Garrington  0:00  Welcome to … Read more

DIAL Final Conference presentation videos published

January 12, 2022
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A selection of recordings from the DIAL Final Conference have been published and can be viewed below. Click on the title of the presentation to start the video. All videos are subtitled and published with the consent of the presenter. Read about the highlights of the DIAL Final Conference Visit the DIAL Final Conference event page   Opening … Read more

Sharing housework in the pandemic: what changed and for how long?

December 20, 2021
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In Episode 5 of Series 2 of our podcast, we talk to Alejandra Rodríguez Sánchez from the University of Berlin and Susan Harkness from the University of Bristol about research from the DIAL funded Equal Lives project on the gendered division of housework during lockdown and whether or not changes that happened were temporary or … Read more

Extending working life: what needs to change to make policies work?

November 17, 2021
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In Episode 13 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Professor Nicky LeFeuvre from the University of Lausanne discusses findings from DIAL’s DAISIE project (Dynamics of Accumulated Inequalities for Seniors in Employment, which has been exploring the gendered impacts of policies aimed at extending working life.    Transcript Christine Garrington  0:00   Welcome to DIAL … Read more

Highlights from the DIAL Final Conference

November 17, 2021
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The final conference of the Dynamics of Inequality across the Life-course (DIAL) research programme took place in Brussels on the 21st and 22nd of October 2021. The conference gathered researchers and stakeholders to discuss the research on social inequality produced in the various DIAL projects. The conference was organized in a hybrid format in which … Read more

Educational opportunities for all: are countries the same or different?

November 10, 2021
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In the fourth episode of Series 2 of our Podcast looking at research from the Equal Lives project, we talk to Michael Grätz from the University of Lausanne and Swedish Institute for Social Research. He discusses research published in Demography involving Equal Lives team members Jani Erola and Aleksi Karhula which looks at siblings to to see … Read more

Why and how do rich parents have rich children?

November 4, 2021
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In Episode 12 of Series 3 of our podcast, Jamie Hentall MacCuish from University College London and the Institute for Fiscal Studies discusses findings  from DIAL’s TRISP project on the intergenerational elasticity of earnings or why rich parents have rich children.  The Intergenerational Elasticity of Earnings: Exploring the Mechanisms is a DIAL Working Paper.    Transcript … Read more

Death of James Law

November 3, 2021
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It is with great sadness that we that we announce the death of James Law, OBE, this October. James was Professor of Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK, and project leader of Social InEquality and its Effects on child Development: A study of birth cohorts in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands (SEED). … Read more

Documenting childhood inequalities and the case for early intervention

November 1, 2021
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In episode 11 of the DIAL podcast, Professor Gabriella Conti from University College London discusses two pieces of research part-funded through DIAL’s Growing up Unequal? The Origins, Dynamics and Lifecycle Consequences of Childhood Inequalities project.  The first investigates socio-emotional inequalities in children born in the UK in the 1970s and the Millennium and the second investigates … Read more

Education pathways: how do they affect young people’s job prospects?

October 26, 2021
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In episode 10 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Professor Steffen Schindler from the University of Bamberg discusses findings from DIAL’s LIFETRACK project which is looking at how different education pathways impact the type of job young people go on to secure.  Further information Educational differentiation in secondary education and labour-market outcomes Transcript  Christine … 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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