Lectures on multidisciplinary inequality research 17-19 August 2020

June 26, 2020
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As part of the Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL) summer school, three lectures on multidisciplinary inequality research will also be open for a broader audience. These lectures are sponsored by DIAL (Dynamics of Inequality Across the Lifecourse: structres and process research programme), INVEST (Inequalities, Interventions, and New Welfare State research flagship centre) and … Read more

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

It gets better? Intersectional LGBTQI+ (in)equalities and the UK Government’s LGBT Action Plan

March 18, 2020
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Matson Lawrence and Yvette Taylor write about Intersectional LGBTQI+ (in)equalities and the UK Government’s LGBT Action Plan in the Everyday Society -blog. You can read the blog post here.

The first CILIA-LGBTQI+ Scotland Newsletter

March 18, 2020
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The CILIA-LGBTQI+ Scotland has launched a new Reserach Newsletter! In the newsletters, you will find information about the research and the project’s activities so far, a sample of emerging data, and some of the project’s plans for 2020 and beyond.

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

Exploring the early environment and childhood development at the second DIAL workshop at Newcastle

February 20, 2020
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Newcastle conference report 13. – 14th January 2020 The second DIAL thematic workshop – Education for Life – was organized on 13th and 14th of January 2020 at the Newcastle University. Researchers from the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Finland gathered together to present and discuss their ongoing research. The presentations of this two-day … Read more

Aleksi Karhula wins the 2019 ALCR Young Scholar Award

January 30, 2020
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DIAL congratulates PhD Aleksi Karhula for winning the 2019 Advances in Life Course Research Young Scholar Award with his paper: Karhula, A., Erola, J., Raab, M. & Fasang, A. 2019. Destination as a process: Sibling similarity in early socioeconomic trajectories. Advances in Life Course Research, 40: 85-98. Karhula and his colleagues studied sibling similarity in … 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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