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Inequality working group

Welcome to the webpage of the Inequality Working Group (IWG), hosted at the European University Institute (EUI), Department of Political and Social Sciences.

The mission of the working group is to facilitate the exchange of research among EUI researchers and professors on various aspects of social inequality, and, to the extent possible, to push this discussion beyond the boundaries of the EUI research community by attracting external speakers and audiences.

IWG is convened by Professors Fabrizio Bernardi and Juho Härkönen.

Please contact María Del Mar Cañizares Espadafor or Risto Conte Keivabu if you have any questions, or want to be added to the IWG mailing list.



2020/2021 Second-Term Programme


A Chinese Second Demographic Transition? A Holistic Approach to Family Life Courses 

Presenter: Zachary Van Winkle (Sciences Po)

When: 26 January 2021 (13:30-15:00)

Where: via zoom


Presenter: Daniel Ramirez Smith (ECHO project)

When: 9 February 2021 (13:30-15:00)

Where: via zoom


Presenter: Vida Maralani (Cornell University) - Event hold within the DISTANT CLIC project

When: 16 March 2021 (16:00-17:30)

Where: via zoom


2020/2021 First-Term Programme 


The Education Gradient in Childbearing: Changes in the Education Distribution  

Presenter: Federica Querin (Max Weber Fellow)

When: 8 October 2020 (17:00-18:30)

Where: Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

The Grandparent Overlap Effect on Children's Cognitive Development

Presenter: Peter Fallesen (Rockwool Foundation)

When: 13 October 2020 (13:30-15:00)

Where: Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Children left behind. New evidence on the (negative) impact of grade repetition on educational careers

Presenter: Guido Salza (University of Trento)

When: 27 October 2020 (13:30-15:00)

Where: online via zoom

Social Origin, Parental Divorce, and Children’s Educational Attainment. A Comparative Analysis of Europe and the US

Presenter: Francesca Zanasi (University of Florence)

When: 3 November 2020 (13:30-15:00)

Where: online via zoom

Class differences in divorce: Does union dissolution contribute to income inequality between social classes?

Presenter: Bram Hogendoorn (Visiting researcher at the EUI)

When: 17 November 2020 (13:30-15:00)

Where: online via zoom 

Drawing maps with R (CLIC Training workshop) 

Presenter / Trainer: Mar Cañizares Espadafor

When: 20 November 2020 (11:00-13:00) 

Where: online via zoom

To enroll send an email to: [email protected]


The geography of educational inequalities in Italy and the geography of low birth weight inequalities in Spain

Presenter: Risto Conte Keivabu & Marco Cozzani (EUI researchers)

When: 1 December 2020 (13:30-15:00)

Where: online via zoom

Big data and social science: an application of Google trends with R

Presenter: Risto Conte Keivabu (EUI researcher)

When: 4 December 2020 (11:00-13:00)

Where: online via zoom


Falling short of ambitions? Heterogeneities in educational choices and their consequences among children of immigrants in France

Presenter: Alessandro Ferrara (EUI researcher)

When: 10 December 2020 (13:30-15:00)

Where: online via zoom


Inequality Working Group Reading Sessions

The Reading Sessions of the Inequality Working Group aim at discussing the most recent seminal books in the fields of social and economic inequality. 

One book at a time will be discussed during each of the meetings, starting with a short summary of the selected book (by a different volunteer each time) and followed by key discussion points and an informal discussion of the reading.

Each meeting will last for one hour during lunch and will take place every 6 to 8 weeks.

Please contact María Del Mar Cañizares Espadafor or Risto Conte Keivabu if you have any suggestions for the upcoming sessions, or if you want to volunteer to summarise any of the books.




Page last updated on 14 January 2021