CELE receives NORFACE research grant

27 June 2017 13:29

(updated: 26 April 2018 08:36)

CELE receives NORFACE research grant

CELE together with the University College London (UCL), the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), and the Paris School of Economics (PSE) has been awarded a research grant from the NORFACE program on “Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course”.


The research project “Growing up Unequal? The Origins, Dynamics and Lifecycle Consequences of Childhood Inequalities” is a four-strand research program aimed at understanding the rising economic and social inequalities in Europe by focusing on the origins, dynamics and consequences of early inequalities in human capital accumulation in France, Norway and the UK. First, the project examines the impacts of early shocks on inequalities in human capital and socio-economic outcomes at different stages of the lifecycle. Second, the project assesses the performance of targeted vs. universal policies at reducing inequalities by socioeconomic status and gender across the three countries. Third, the project analyzes the role of parents in compensating and/or reinforcing children’s human capital endowments and the implications for the intergenerational transmission of inequalities. Fourth, the project studies the role of peers and assesses the potential of simple interventions influencing social interactions between students in reducing inequalities.

The project leader is Kjell G. Salvanes and the project team includes Marc Gurgand (PSE), Gabriella Conti (UCL), Eric Maurin (PSE), Sarah Cattan (IFS), Elaine Kelly (IFS), Oratio Attanasio (UCL), and Aline Bütikofer (NHH).