Conferences - Lectures - Workshops

Conferences, lectures and workshops to present and discuss recent societal developments regarding inequality and social policy research.


4 pm - 5.30 pm
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SoSe 2021

Mario Azevedo is Professor at the Department of History and Philosophy and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University. He earned his Ph.D. in African History from Duke University and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written extensively on African history with a special focus on health politics. In his talk, he will present core findings from his two-volume book "Historical Perspectives on the State of Health and Health Systems in Africa" (Cham: Springer International, 2017).

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Meeting-ID: 975 0659 3878
Kenncode: 118032


Haus der Wissenschaft
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen
8:00 - 16:00 Uhr
SoSe 2021

Thematic Conference

Technological Change, Digitalization and Life Course Inequalities

Technological change has major implications for social inequality. Most of the research focuses on changes in skill requirements and labor market transformations. Yet, digitalization, more than ever before, has the potential to impact inequalities across a wide range of life domains and for different groups in society. This workshop aims to connect researchers to discuss the most important developments and challenges that digitalization has for inequality. The aim is to stimulate and cross-fertilize research on digitalization and inequality regarding various dimensions of the life course and life periods/stages, across various institutional settings. Example questions are: Are gender inequalities intensified or alleviated by technological changes? Do digital technologies foster family relations across generations? What are the implications of changes in skill requirements at work for the reproduction of social inequality? Can elderly benefit from technological advancements or are they left behind? How doesdigitalization impact ethnic inequalities and segregation (e.g., language barriers, labor market integration)?

This workshop encourages contributions on the following topics (but not limited to)

  • Labor market inequality;
  • Family relations;
  • Gender inequality;
  • Cognitive and noncognitive skills;
  • Educational inequality;
  • Work-life interferences;
  • Well-being;
  • Civic and democratic participation

Keynote Speakers

Tali Kristal, University of Haifa
Mario L. Small, Harvard University
Glenda Quintini, OECD

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