Growing up Unequal? The Origins, Dynamics and Lifecycle Consequences of Childhood Inequalities

Growing up Unequal? The Origins, Dynamics and Lifecycle Consequences of Childhood Inequalities

PROJECT DETAILS:

Project manager: Kjell Salvanes 

Duration: 3 years

Starting date: 01.02.2018

  • Project summary

    Project summary

    Over the last decades, economic and social inequalities in Europe have risen sharply along many dimensions. We propose a four-strand research program aimed at understanding these phenomena by focusing on the origins, dynamics and consequences of early inequalities in human capital accumulation in France, Norway and the UK. First, we examine the impacts of early shocks on inequalities in human capital and socio-economic outcomes at different stages of the lifecycle. Second, we assess the performance of targeted vs universal policies at reducing inequalities by socioeconomic status and gender across the three countries. Third, we analyze the role of parents in compensating and/or reinforcing children’s human capital endowments and the implications for the intergenerational transmission of inequalities. Fourth, we study the role of peers and assess the potential of simple interventions influencing social interactions between students in reducing inequalities.

     

    Funding Source:

    NORFACE - Dynamics of Inequality during the Life Course: structures and processes (DIAL)

     

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Core research team

Co-Applicants

Marc gurgand

Professor
Paris School of Economics

GabrielLa Conti

Associate Professor
University College London

International team-members

Eric Maurin

Professor
Paris School of Economics

Sarah Cattan

Associate Director
The Institute for Fiscal Studies

Elaine Kelly

Senior Research Economist
The Institute for Fiscal Studies

Orazio Attanasio

Professor
University College London

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