Does Hard Work Beat Talent? The (Unequal) Interplay between Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills

Does Hard Work Beat Talent? The (Unequal) Interplay between Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills
Presentation by Carlos Gil Hernandez on 26 May 2020

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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


Härkönen, Juho, Billingsley, Sunnee, & Hornung, Maria. 2020. Divorce trends in seven countries over the long transition from state socialism: 1981-2004. Mortelmans, Dimitri (ed.) Divorce in Europe: New Insights in Trends, Causes and Consequences of Relation Break-ups. Springer.

Bucca, Mauricio and Daniela Urbina. “Lasso regularization for selection of log-linear models: an application to educational assortative mating”, Forthcoming in Sociological Methods and Research. 2019 Clifford Clogg Best Paper award from the American Sociological Association’s section on Methodology.






Events & Projects & Collaborations 

  • 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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