Journal Article

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

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

The Role of Social and Emotional Adjustment in Mediating the Relationship Between Early Experiences and Different Language Outcomes

This paper looks at how the home learning environment of very young children might affect their language and communication skills later on. The research draws on data from 5,000 children born in Scotland in 2003 to examine the links between how depressed or stressed parents were, the home learning environment of their child at age … Read more

Upper secondary tracks and student competencies: A selection or a causal effect? Evidence from the Italian case

This piece of research examines whether Italian students’ choice of educational track has a causal effect on general skills in reading and mathematics. The research, which relies on a population-level longitudinal dataset, looks at the choices students make at age 14 between four tracks: classical and scientific studies, a general humanistic track, technical, and vocational … Read more

Explaining gender segregation in higher education: longitudinal evidence on the French case

This article asks why gender gaps persist in higher education even though women’s attainment is higher than men’s across the OECD, and even though gender gaps at work are narrowing. Women are still under-represented in subjects such as engineering and computing, and over-represented in human sciences and humanities. The article tests a number of theories … Read more

Does ability grouping affect UK primary school pupils’ enjoyment of Maths and English?

Authors: Vikki Boliver, Queralt Capsada-Munsech,
Issue: 2022
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This paper looks at how pupils’ enjoyment of the subjects they study is affected by the ability groups in which they are placed. Using data from the Millennium Cohort Study, which follows a sample of children born in the UK between 2000 and 2002, it finds those in a low ability group were less likely … Read more