Genetic advantage and equality of opportunity in education

May 9, 2022
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By Rita Dias Pereira How should advances in understanding of genetic inheritance influence discussions on fairness and inequality in education? This blog discusses findings from new research which analyses the issue using data on people born in the US in the mid-20th Century. There is an ongoing debate regarding fairness in education, with discussions on … Read more

The dynamics of inequality: what have we learned?

May 3, 2022
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In the final episode of the DIAL podcast we’re looking at what’s been learned from DIAL projects about how and when inequality manifests in our lives and what its longer term consequences might be. We’re joined by Elina Kilpi-Jakonen from the University of Turku in Finland. Elina is the Scientific Coordinator for DIAL and, as … Read more

A level playing field for children: why it matters in tackling inequality over the lifecourse

May 2, 2022
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In Episode 5 of Series 4 of the DIAL Podcast we’re in conversation with Andreas Peichl, Professor of Macroeconomics and Public Finance at the University of Munich and Principal Investigator of a DIAL project looking at the impact of childhood circumstances on individual outcomes over the life-course (IMCHILD). 

Nature, nurture and our later life outcomes: new insights on inequality over the lifecourse

April 5, 2022
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In Episode 2 of Series 4 of the DIAL Podcast, we are in discussion with Professor Hans van Kippersluis from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Hans, Professor of Applied Economics, is the Principal Investigator on the DIAL project, Gene Environment Interplay in the Generation of Health and Education Inequalities, which has used innovative methods and data … Read more

Mums who smoke and their baby’s birthweight

December 9, 2020
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In Episode 7 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Rita Pereira from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a member of DIAL’s Gene Environment Interplay in the Generation of Health and Education Inequalities(GEIGHEI) project, talks about her research looking at the links between mothers’ smoking and their baby’s birthweight. The Interplay between Maternal Smoking and … Read more

Dilnoza Muslimova: Birth rank – does it make a difference?

September 16, 2019
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In Episode 11 of the DIAL Podcast, Dilnoza Muslimova from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam talks about birth rank, genes and how well children get on in life and whether and how parental investment matters.  Birth rank, genes and later life outcomes was presented at the DIAL Mid Term Conference in June 2019 and is part of … Read more

Christian Zünd: Who we are and what we drink – genes, pubs and alcohol policy

July 3, 2019
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In Episode 6 of the DIAL podcast, Christian Zünd from the University of Zurich discusses his research looking at the interplay between our genes and what we drink, local availability of alcohol and the role of licensing laws. The research is part of the NORFACE-funded project, Gene-Environment Interplay in the Generation of Health and Education Inequalities … 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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