Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Externally funded projects

  • Between institutions and social mechanisms: education and inequality in comparative perspective

    Herman van de Werfhorst's NWO Vici project studies the relation between three dimensions of a society’s educational institutional structure (tracking, standardization of examinations/tests, and the vocational specificity) and educational outcomes ...

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  • Critical Life Events and the Dynamics of Inequality: Risk, Vulnerability, and Cumulative Disadvantage

    A research consortium led by Thomas Leopold, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been awarded € 1,5 million by the European Commission via an ERA-NET Cofund grant. The project will be situated within the programme group Institutions, ...

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  • De Toekomst van het Vakmanschap

    Vakmanschap heeft verschillende betekenissen. Voor de een betreft vakmanschap het ontwikkelen van goed opgeleide mensen die flexibel zijn, beschikken over ‘21st century skills’ en een bijdrage kunnen leveren aan een ‘lerende economie’. Voor de ...

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  • Income inequality in professional and vocational occupations

    This project investigates the link between occupational closure and income inequality in Norway, and examines how this connects with social inequality. In doing so, it addresses one of the core concerns of VAM, being the economic and social ...

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  • Intergenerational Reproduction and Solidarity in an Era of Family Complexity

    One of the important consequences of the Second Demographic Transition has been the increasing complexity of families. The aim of Matthijs Kalmijn's project is to study how rising family complexity has affected two fundamental aspects of ...

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