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


Marco Cozzani, Siddartha Aradhya, Alice Goisis, The cognitive development from childhood to adolescence of low birthweight children born after medically assisted reproduction—a UK longitudinal cohort study, International Journal of Epidemiology, 2021;

Fabrizio Bernardi, Carlos J Gil-Hernández, The Social-Origins Gap in Labour Market Outcomes: Compensatory and Boosting Advantages Using a Micro-Class ApproachEuropean Sociological Review, Volume 37, Issue 1, February 2021, Pages 32–48, 



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Events & Projects & Collaborations 

  • Distant CLIC - Online programme of the Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre 
  • PopFest2020 - the 28th Annual Population Postgraduate Conference, Florence, 22-24 June 2020
  • 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
  • TECHNEQUALITY - Technological inequality – understanding the relation between recent technological innovations and social inequalities. 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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