The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) is a multidisciplinary centre, promoting collaboration between economists, sociologists and other social scientists. Our programme for the 2014-2019 period, “Understanding individual and family behaviours in a new era of uncertainty and change”, covers three areas: how individuals and families are affected by and react to changes in their life circumstances; how new members of society – children, young people and new migrants – develop and are integrated into it; and how values, attitudes, expectations, tastes and identity are formed.
In their blog for the LSE Business Review, MiSoC's Matthias Parey, with colleagues Jens Ruhose (IZA), Fabian Waldinger (LSE) and Nicolai Netz (DZHW) investigate the migration patterns of high-skilled workers and find that they respond to economic incentives.
In a recent blog for the Centre for Economic Policy Research's VoxEU, MiSoC's Matthias Parey and MiSoC Research Associate Marco Francesconi investigate the gender pay gap by exploring the recent experience of university graduates in Germany soon after their graduation.
Invitation only workshop with policy makers, think tanks and third sector representatives on the research and policy priorities in the area of new family structures, gender roles and demographic change. Contact us if you would like further information.
Invitation only workshop with policy makers, think tanks and third sector representatives on the research and policy priorities in the area of skill acquisition from early childhood to late adolescence (including the university years). Contact us if you would like further information.
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