Preannouncement: New NORFACE research programme

Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course: Structures and Processes

10 December 2015

NORFACE announces a new transnational research programme on Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course: structures and processes (acronym: DIAL). The main focus of this research programme will be on understanding the dynamics of inequalities as they unfold over the life course, casual processes in relation to these inequalities, the impact on social cohesion and the identifications of opportunities for policy interventions. The call is expected to be launched later this month with an application deadline mid-March 2016.

Existing and rising inequalities pose fundamental challenges to European societies and economies. The increasing gulf between rich and poor, exacerbated by the recent financial and economic crises, is a key concern. The sources of inequalities in contemporary societies are complex and highly intertwined and they and their consequences can only be understood through comprehensive and innovative research activities. Given our relatively mature understanding of life course inequalities, it is time to focus on the dynamics of inequalities – across different life stages, across different dimensions of inequality, and across different dimensions of identity – and to identify opportunities to reduce them.

It is for this reason that the NORFACE network will launch an international research programme on the topic of inequality during the life-course.

Read more about the thematic framework and the programme design of the Call. 

Source: NWO