Union dissolution and income inequality among separating women

June 3, 2020
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This study looks at women’s standard of living immediately after divorce or separation. It finds that women who had a higher standard of living tend to lose more from divorce or separation. At the same time, overall income inequality among separated women increases. The researchers compared the household incomes of separated women to a hypothetical … Read more

Heterogeneous unemployment dynamics of ancestral Swedes and second-generation immigrants

April 29, 2020
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This paper uses Swedish registry data for almost 450,000 people born in Sweden between 1977 and 1981 to compare the experience of unemployment over the working careers of second-generation immigrants (children born in Sweden with at least one foreign-born parent) and ancestral Swedes (individuals born in Sweden with two parents born in Sweden). It finds … Read more

Inequality of socio-emotional skills: a cross-cohort comparison

April 21, 2020
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This paper shows that inequality in a crucial dimension of human capital – socio-emotional skills at age five – increased dramatically between two cohorts of British children born in 1970 and 2000. The authors used data from the British Cohort Study and the Millennium Cohort Study, which followed two cohorts of children born in 1970 … 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

Family Background, Educational Qualifications and Meritocratic Labor Market Allocation: Evidence from Danish Siblings

March 23, 2020
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This paper looks at how education and family background shapes the occupation and earnings of a generation of Danes, and concludes that education plays a powerful role in explaining why children from advantaged backgrounds have higher earnings than chil-dren from disadvantaged backgrounds. The researchers studied all children born in Denmark between 1965 and 1971 and … 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.

1st LGBTQI+ Lives Scotland Advisory Group Meeting: Process and practice of ‘doing’ intersectionality

March 18, 2020
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The LGBTQI+ Lives Scotland Research Advisory Group held their first meeting in January 2019. You can now read all about the meeting in the CILIA-LGBTQI+ blog post written by Yvette Taylor and Matson Lawrence.

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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