The ICT revolution and neo-liberalism: Its major pathologies and a Polanyian second movement

Authors: David Soskice,
Issue: 2022
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This paper discusses what might be behind many of the contemporary problems facing British and American societies and suggests that the ICT revolution of the 80s and 90s may have been a key driver. The researcher argues this revolution and the Neo-liberalist agenda of the time spawned a range of social malfunctions that were in … Read more

The role of parenthood on the gender gap among top earners

This research uses Norwegian registry data to study the effect of parenthood on the careers of high-achieving women. It finds the child earnings penalty is substantially larger for mothers with an MBA or law degree than for mothers with a STEM or medical degree. In recent decades women have outnumbered men in higher education and … Read more

The Technological Revolution, Segregation and Populism – A Long-term Strategic Response

Authors: David Soskice,
Issue: 2022
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This paper aims to generate a debate about the need In England for a radical long-term plan to undermine populism and populist policies. It raises a series of questions about the way in which a Neo-liberal framework has shaped UK policy and fed ‘populist urges’. Set in the context of rising populism and the Covid-19 … Read more

DIAL Policy Brief No. 8 ‘Working towards reducing income and wealth inequalities: What can policymakers learn from Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL) research?’

There are a number of key European policy agendas related to income on which the DIAL research can shed light. This policy brief gives an overview of findings from DIAL projects in this area. Key Findings A widening gap between those with ‘advantaged’ and ‘disadvantaged’ employment and family trajectories has led to increased wealth inequality … Read more

DIAL Policy Brief No. 7 ‘Investing in early childhood: What can policymakers learn from Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL) research?’

There are a number of key European policy agendas related to early childhood on which the DIAL research can shed light. This policy brief gives an overview of findings from DIAL projects in this area. Key Findings Early childhood investments are key to social mobility, and inequalities which can be measured in early childhood have … Read more

DIAL Policy Brief No. 6 ‘Improving wellbeing among older people: What can policymakers learn from Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL) research?’

There are a number of key European policy agendas related to older people on which the DIAL research can shed light. This policy brief gives an overview of findings from DIAL projects in this area. Key Findings Differences between countries in retirement ages are narrowing over time. Workers are increasingly encouraged to work up to … Read more

DIAL Policy Brief No. 5 ‘Causes and consequences of educational inequalities: What can policymakers learn from Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL) research?’

Authors: Fran Abrams, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen,
Issue: 2022
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There are a number of key European policy agendas related to education on which the DIAL research can shed light. This policy brief gives an overview of findings from DIAL projects in this area. Key Findings The more selective an education system is, and the earlier the age at which selection takes place, the more … Read more

The emergence of 5-year-olds’ behavioral difficulties: Analyzing risk and protective pathways in the United Kingdom and Germany

This study aims to advance our understanding of 5-year-olds’ behavioral difficulties by getting to grips with certain facets of parenting and child development and how they might influence their child’s behavior. The research makes use of data from the United Kingdom and Germany to examine positive and negative parenting behavior, any distress a parent reports … Read more

Specific parenting behaviors link maternal education to toddlers’ language and social competence

This study seeks to unpack the underlying ways in which a mother’s education is linked with her toddler’s verbal and social skills. Specifically, it investigates whether different ways of parenting play a role in this. The research uses data on around 2500 children and their mothers to test previous research showing in a very broad … Read more

Changes in emotional problems, hyperactivity and conduct problems in moderate to late preterm children and adolescents born between 1958 and 2002 in the United Kingdom

This study focuses on moderate-to-late preterm (MLPT) children (i.e., born between 32 and 36 weeks of gestation) , who are known to be at increased risk of developing emotional and behavioural problems in childhood and adolescence. Given the substantial improvements in neonatal care in recent decades, the authors hypothesised that there might have been a … Read more