Social inequalities in childhood

the Monday 20 June 2022 at l'Ined, salle R19
Conférence finale du projet européen Dice 

The Development of Inequalities in Child Educational Achievement: A Six Country Study (DICE) is an Open Research Area (ORA)-funded project which aims to advance our understanding of disparities in child development by parental socioeconomic status. It leverages rich cohort and administrative data from six countries - France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States – embedding them in a harmonized framework. The project moves beyond cross-sectional and single country snapshots by studying the question of how inequalities develop over time (ages 3 to 16), what factors may influence inequalities and how national context may strengthen or buffer these processes. Child development is conceptualised broadly, to include cognitive, social/emotional and health outcomes, recognizing the interplay of multiple spheres of development in childhood.

Program - Monday June 20 - 2:15 pm -5:30 pm       

Part I

Chair/moderation: Lidia Panico

–  project overview/introduction (presenter Liz Washbrook)

–  Cross-national differences in socioeconomic achievement inequality in early primary school: The role of parental education and income in six countries (presenter Liz Washbrook; discussant Olivier Thevenon)

–  Teacher judgements, student social background, and student progress in primary school: A cross-country perspective (presenter Valentina Perinetti Casoni.; discussant Lee Elliot Major)

3:30 pm -4:00 pm    

Coffee break

4:00 pm -5:30 pm    

Part II

Chair/moderation: Renske Keizer

– Family structure & gaps by maternal education in educational attainment: a comparative perspective (presenter Anne Solaz; discussant Lawrence Berger) 

–  The relevance of tracking and social segregation for SES gaps in achievement progress in lower secondary schools. Findings for England, Germany, France, and the United States (presenter Jascha Draeger); discussant Bastian Betthaeuser)

– round-up (Jane Waldfogel/Hideo Akabayashi /Thorsten Schneider)

We gratefully acknowledge our funders:

  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR);
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG);
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC);
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS);
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO - Dutch: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek).

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