March 19, 2021

SEED examines differences in early child development, specifically oral language skills and socio-emotional development. These manifest as social inequalities which, for many, persist through childhood and into work. The project has two principal objectives: Identify the mechanisms through which changing social inequalities impact on children’s oral language and socio-emotional development; Identify the implications that these evolving … Read more


March 17, 2021

GEIGHEI examines how Genes and the Environment (GxE) interact to generate inequalities in education and health over the life course. We test two novel hypotheses: Children born into advantaged environments are better able to reach their genetically conditioned education potential; A privileged environment protects against genetic susceptibility to risky health behaviour. Both hypotheses propose a GxE … Read more


March 17, 2021

EQUALLIVES analyzes how education, labor market and family choices interact to structure accumulated advantage and disadvantage over the life course. We focus on key turning points in early adulthood, examine their interrelation and explore the cumulative impact on individual and group inequalities. We explore how cross-country economic and institutional differences affect inequality outcomes and life courses.


March 17, 2021

CRITEVENTS studies the impact of two critical life events – job loss and union dissolution – on the life trajectories of adults and their children. The main objectives are to understand: How job loss and union dissolution contribute to the accumulation of (dis)advantage over the life course; What mechanisms explain the (unequal) impact of these … 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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