The impact of childhood circumstances on individual outcomes over the life-course


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IMCHILD analyses:

  1. How circumstances in childhood affect influential decisions which mark individuals’ transition to adulthood (educational and occupational choices, family formation etc.);
  2. How these decisions translate into social and economic outcomes (e.g. labour market performance, well-being, (early) retirement decisions) at later stages in life. We aim to identify causal mechanisms via which social and economic advantages are transmitted from one generation to another, reproducing and reinforcing inequalities in the society.

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International Organisations: The Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, ECONPol Network, NORFACE GEIGHEI.

Germany: Council of Economic Advisers, German Ministry of Finance.