23 - 25 September 2014

ECSR Conference 2014: Social Inequalities in Europe - On the Rise Again?

Until recently, social inequalities had been declining continuously. However, the current economic climate and major demographic changes in Europe threaten to trigger an increase in existing social inequalities and prompt the emergence of new forms of social inequality. This conference addresses questions about recent changes in social inequality across Europe. What kinds of welfare states and social policies will still be able to effectively keep inequalities low or at least prevent a resurgence of social inequality?

The conference party and the first two keynote speeches (September 23, 2014) will be hosted at Humboldt University, the remainder of the conference will take place at the WZB.

The 3-day ECSR-conference will be combined with a 2-day-workshop for graduate students (up to 30 participants), from September 22, 2014 till September 23, 2014. The graduate student workshop will be hosted at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS facilities at Humboldt University Berlin (HUB)) and will offer sessions on advanced methods and an introductory workshop to the German National Education Panel Study (NEPS). The latter is required for using the NEPS data within and outside Germany. In addition, the participants of the workshop will be exempt from paying the ECSR conference fee.

Call for papers (including for science slam) and for application for the graduate workshop started in January 2014.