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Mapping inequalities through the life course

Objective

The MapIneq project studies the trends and drivers of intergenerational, educational, labour market and health inequalities over the life course during the last decades. Our main driving research questions are:

1. How do local and national opportunity structures enhance, suppress or mediate inequalities?
2. How do changes and spillovers across the life domains and over life course contribute to inequalities?
3. How are inequalities influenced by policies and societal shocks?

Opportunity structures refer to social institutions, demographic and macroeconomic conditions and socio-environmental context, which we analyse across countries, regions and localities. We focus on societal changes influencing inequalities, including those related to family diversity and complexity, fertility, migration and population ageing, digitalization, the 2007-08 global financial crisis and how the covid-19 pandemic revealed and exacerbated inequalities.

We compile a policy database of the educational, family, labour market, social benefits and tax-related policies, matched with subnational-level information on social and institutional structures and physical environments. This results in an easy-to-use, open access MapIneq product which consists of visualization and mapping tools, all underlying data, statistical programming tools, and open-access code.

We link the information in the database to individual-level longitudinal and cross-country datasets to study the dynamic interplay between the spheres of life. This research is conducted under life-course stage specific work packages: Inequalities in the early childhood and families, Educational inequalities, Inequalities in school-to-work transitions, Unequal mid-career trajectories and Labour market exits. We consider how the covered societal changes are linked with the perceptions on inequalities across and within countries. We co-create solutions through discussion fora for stakeholder groups across multiple levels of governance.

Coordinator

TURUN YLIOPISTO
Net EU contribution
€ 781 750,00
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Varsinais-Suomi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 335 250,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WISSENSCHAFTSZENTRUM BERLIN FUR SOZIALFORSCHUNG GGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 435 000,00
Address
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 376 662,50
Address
Narva Road 25
10120 Tallinn

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Region
Eesti Eesti Põhja-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 400 000,00
Address
Calle Bravo Murillo 38 Planta 7
28015 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 363 031,25
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 613 601,25
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution