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Institutions, Inequalities, and Life courses (IIL)

Institutions, Inequalities, and Life courses (IIL) Seminars 2014-2015

About the series

Place and Time: REC B/C  15.30 - 17.00

The group Institutions, Inequalities, and Life courses (IIL) meets biweekly to present and discuss work in progress.

At every meeting a PhD candidate, a staff member or a guest speaker gives a short introduction to a paper they are currently working on, which is followed by the comments of a pre-assigned discussant. The floor is then open for a roundtable discussion. Copies of the papers are sent out prior to the meetings.

For more information about the seminars, or if you’d like to be put on the mailing list, please contact Stephanie Steinmetz (   

Fall 2015

Seminar 1 21st of September, 2015          

Author(s): Beate Völker
Title: Overview research and Revisiting broken windows: the role of neighborhoods for reactions to disorder cues.

Seminar 2 5th of October, 2015  

Author(s): New colleagues IIL
Title: Each new colleague presents the research they are planning to conduct.

Seminar 3 9th of November, 2015

Author(s): Liliya Leopold
Title: Do Immigrants Suffer More From Job Loss? Unemployment and Subjective Well-Being in Germany.

Seminar 4 16th of November, 2015           

Author(s): Evelien Hoeben
Title: Hanging out and messing about: Elaborating on the relationship between unstructured socializing and adolescent delinquency.

Seminar 5 30th of November, 2015           

Author(s): Emily Miltenburg
Title: Outcomes of Forced Residential Relocation in Amsterdam. Do Urban Renewal Strategies Enhance the Socioeconomic Opportunities of Relocatees?

Fall 2014 / Spring 2015

Seminar 1 22nd of September, 2014         

Author(s): Klarita Gërxhani
Title: Status Anxiety Makes Women Underperform. 

Seminar 2 6th of October, 2014

Author(s): Liliya Leopold
Title: Educational Health Inequality in Germany: Cumulative Advantage Over the Life Course and Rising Importance Across Cohorts. 

Seminar 3 20th of October, 2014

Author(s): Martin Olsthoorn
Title: Institutions and the financial security of temporary employees. 

Seminar 4 3d of November, 2014

Author(s): Levi van den Bogaard
Title: Leaving quietly? A quantitative study of how retirement rituals affect life satisfaction. 

Seminar 5 17th of November, 2014

Author(s): Jacqueline van Breemen
Title: Changing Institutions: Experimental evidence of agency 

Seminar 6 1st Of December, 2014

Author(s): Mirjam Fischer
Title: Does tolerance matter? A study of same-sex unions and well-being in nine European countries 

Seminar 7 15th of December, 2014

Author(s): Stephanie Steinmetz
Title: A gendered VET regime? Gender segregation and vocational training across Europe 

Seminar 8 26th of January 2015

Author(s): Agnieszka Kanas (guest speaker: Radboud University Nijmegen
Title: Interreligious Contacts and Attitudes towards the Religious Out-group: Testing the Contact Hypothesis among Christian and Muslim Students in Indonesia and the Philippines 

Seminar 9 9th of February, 2015               

Author(s): Wojtek Przepiorka (guest speaker: University of Utrecht)
Title: The sanctioning dilemma: A quasi-experiment on social norm enforcement in the train 

Seminar 10 9th of March, 2015    

Author(s): Pablo Gracia
Title: Educational Inequalities in Parental Care Time: A Cross-National Comparison of Belgium, Denmark, Spain, and the United Kingdom 

Seminar 11 23d of March, 2015 

Author(s): Valentina Di Stasio
Title: Active citizens or only employable ones? A comparative study on the relationship between vocational education and two core tasks of schooling 

Seminar 12 18th of May, 2015     

Author(s): Francisco Cerón Acevedo
Title: Achievement inequality in Chile: disentangling secondary effects of social origin in a choice-driven school system 

Seminar 13 1st of June, 2015       

Author(s): Gert-Jan Veerman
Title: School behavior as mediator of the relationship between ethnic diversity and school performances 

Seminar 14 15th of June, 2015   

Author(s): Emily Miltenburg
Title: Influences of neighborhood characteristics on the transition from inactivity to work: a dynamic analysis of register data 

Seminar 15 22nd of June, 2015    

Author(s): Caroline Dewilde (guest speaker: Tilburg University)
Title: Changing Housing Regimes and Trends in Social and Economic Inequality 

Seminars Fall 2013 / Spring 2014

Seminar 1 2nd of September 2013 

  • Authors: Herman van de Werfhorst
  • Title: Education Inequality (book draft)

Seminar 2 16th of September 2013 (changed room: SPH 1.05)

  •  Author: Marii Paskov
  • Title: Solidarity and status-seeking: A trade-off? Investigating the moderating role of societal context. 

Seminar 3 30th of September 2013 

  • Author: Irma Mooi-Reci (guest speaker)
  • Title: Decomposing the unemployment wage inequality: The Dutch case 1986-2008

Seminar 4 14th of October 2013 

  • Cancelled due to ESCR meeting

Seminar 5 28th of October 2013

  • Author: Sebastian Mokross (research master student)
  • Title:  The effect of track mobility on inequality of educational attainment, a difference-in-difference analysis.

Seminar 6 11th of November 2013

  • Author: Don Weenink (guest speaker)
  • Title:  Pupils’ plans to study abroad:  social reproduction of transnational capital? The role of social class position, transnational capital and school type.

Seminar 7 20th of January 2014

  • Author: Thijs Bol
  • Title: To Be Announced

Seminar 8 3rd of February 2014

  • Author: Melinda Mills (guest speaker)

  • Title: Fertile frontiers: Towards genetically-informed sociological research to study fertility

 Seminar 9 17th of February 2014

  • Author: Jenny Lenkeit (AMCIS/Oxford)
  • Title: To be announced

Seminar 10 3rd of March 2014

  • Author(s): Valentina Di Stasio & Ivar Jonsson (research master student)
  • Title: To be announced

Seminar 11 17th of March 2014

  • Author(s): Methodolo Seminar on Causality (sign up necessary)
  • Title: Propensity score matching, regression discontinuity, and difference in difference. 

Seminar 12 31st of March 2014

  • Author(s): Johan de Deken
  • Title: To be announced

Seminar 13 14th of April 2014

  • Author(s): Emily Miltenburg
  • Title: To be announced

Seminar 14 12th May 2014

  • Author(s): Queralt Capsada Munsech (guest speaker: Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  • Title: To be announced

Seminar 15 26th of May 2014

  • Author(s): Jacqueline van Breemen
  • Title: To be announced

Seminar 16 23rd of June 2014

  • Author(s): Janna Bescamusca
  • Title: To be announced