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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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 dissolution. Panel evidence … Read more

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

September 16, 2019
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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 and is part of … Read more

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

September 9, 2019
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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 conference in June … 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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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 and later cognitive … Read more

The many faces of inequality – highlights from the dial mid-term conference

August 15, 2019
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This summary captures a three-day programme of presentations and panel discussions at the mid-term conference organised by Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL), which took place from 6–8 June 2019 in Turku, Finland. The conference brought together over 90 researchers from many of the DIAL research projects as well as representatives from various international … Read more

Áine Ní Léime: The road to retirement – is it an equal one for people in sedentary and physically demanding jobs?

July 30, 2019
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In Episode 8 of the DIAL Podcast, Dr Áine Ní Léime from the National University of Ireland talks about her research looking at the work trajectories of people in sedentary and physically demanding jobs and what that means for their health as they approach retirement in a policy context where they are expected to work … Read more

Rachel Robinson: Optimist or pessimist? Pre-term personalities and later life chances

July 15, 2019
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In Episode 7 of the DIAL Podcast, Rachel Robinson from the University of Helsinki discusses her research looking at whether pre-term babies are more likely to be pessimists or optimists and the implications for how they get on as young adults. The research is part of the NORFACE-funded PremLife Project  looking at adaptation and life outcomes of … Read more

Christian Zünd: Who we are and what we drink – genes, pubs and alcohol policy

July 3, 2019
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In Episode 6 of the DIAL podcast, Christian Zünd from the University of Zurich discusses his research looking at the interplay between our genes and what we drink, local availability of alcohol and the role of licensing laws. The research is part of the NORFACE-funded project, Gene-Environment Interplay in the Generation of Health and Education Inequalities … Read more

Karl Ulrich Mayer: A Lifecourse Observatory – no fantasy!

May 29, 2019
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Download this episode In Episode 5 of the DIAL Podcast, Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer of Yale University and the Max Planck Institute of Human Development discusses life course research, longitudinal studies and how they can help develop develop effective social policy. He also discusses what he calls his “just one wish data set” and why … 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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