MiSoC’s research programme covers four main areas. Cutting across all four is a programme of methodological research.
The returns to social skills in the labour market and the implications for employment and wage distribution, how young people acquire skills, and the role of the family in influencing gender differences in behaviours and outcomes
Contact: Professor Emilia Del Bono
Why families are changing, how family relations are being shaped by changing housing and labour markets, and the implications for inequalities in living standards and wellbeing
Contact: Professor Susan Harkness
How new migrants are integrated into society, the persistence of social and ethnic inequalities in education and the labour market, intergenerational mobility in an increasingly diverse society, using transnational data sources and innovative statistical techniques to allow comparisons across borders
Contact: Dr Renee Luthra
How individuals and families are affected by and react to new demands in the labour market, how well they are protected by the welfare state, and how to reduce inequalities
Contact: Professor Mike Brewer
MiSoC also coordinates a research network on preference and expectation formation. Read more here.
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