The Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre (CLIC) studies changes of life courses and their consequences on social inequality in modern societies. It is part of the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute.

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Latest publications


Gil-Hernández, C. J. 2019. "Do Well-off Families Compensate for Low Cognitive Ability? Evidence on Social Inequality in Early Schooling from a Twin Study.Sociology of Education, 92(2). 

Bernardi, F., Boertien, D. 2019: Same-Sex Parents and Children’s School Progress: An Association That Disappeared Over Time, Demography





Projects & Collaborations 

  • CRITEVENTS is Norface-funded consortium of five universities that studies the impact of two critical life events - job loss and union dissolution - on the life trajectories of adults and their children. See  more



Former Research Projects hosted by CLIC


Gender and Education in Germany

Project Funded by the German Research Council (DFG)


Project Funded by the FP7 Programme


Project Funded by the European Research Council (ERC)

Funding Agencies  


European Research Council

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