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400029 SE Social inequality dynamics and life-course research. (2021W)

Substantive questions and methodological solutions

Continuous assessment of course work
ON-SITE

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 29.11. 08:00 - 11:00 Seminarraum 11 Vernetzungsraum für Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Monday 29.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Class Room 4 ZID UniCampus Hof 7 Eingang 7.1 2H-O1-33
Tuesday 30.11. 08:00 - 11:00 Seminarraum 11 Vernetzungsraum für Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Tuesday 30.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Class Room 3 ZID UniCampus Hof 7 Eingang 7.1 2H-O1-25
Wednesday 01.12. 08:00 - 11:00 Seminarraum 11 Vernetzungsraum für Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Wednesday 01.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Class Room 4 ZID UniCampus Hof 7 Eingang 7.1 2H-O1-33
Thursday 02.12. 08:00 - 11:00 Seminarraum 11 Vernetzungsraum für Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, Kolingasse 14-16, OG01
Thursday 02.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Class Room 3 ZID UniCampus Hof 7 Eingang 7.1 2H-O1-25
Friday 03.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Class Room 4 ZID UniCampus Hof 7 Eingang 7.1 2H-O1-33

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will introduce PhD students to the relevance of life-course research in relation to the analytical perspective of a theoretical macro-micro-macro model for the explanation of social phenomena and their dynamics. We will get to know how contextual conditions of different kind (institutional, cultural, economic, social policies) influence the development of individual life-course, individuals’ exposure to social risk and the dynamics and patterns of inequality-accumulation over the life-course. Examples will come from family and labour market research and will provide students with the concrete occasion to analyse specific research questions on their own. On the methods side, the course provides an introduction to longitudinal data and the different ways of analysing them.

The course will be taught as a mix of frontal lessons, seminar discussion and applied lab sessions. An active participation of participants is expected.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students have to pass each assessment part (see above) to obtain a positive grade for the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A constant presence is expected (no more than 20% absence).
Assessment is based on
1. Active participation in the discussion and exercises during class (50%)
2. Positive evaluation of 3 short assignments (around 500 words each, to be prepared in English or German) (50%):
2 short discussions) of research articles (to be distributed with the detailed reading list)
1 research design for a (hypothetical) comparative & longitudinal paper

Examination topics

Presences and active participation, positive evaluation of the assignments.
Assignments can involve topics chosen by the students according to their own research interest.

Reading list

Preparatory reading:
Mayer, Karl Ulrich 2009. New directions in life course research. Annu. Rev. Sociol. 2009. 35:41333
De Graaf, ND, Wiertz, D (2019): Societal Problems as social bads. Routledge. Chapter 2 https://www.routledge.com/Societal-Problems-as-Public-Bads-1st-Edition/de-Graaf-Wiertz/p/book/9781138480216 (available among the materials)
DiPrete, T.A. Eirich, G.M. (2006). Cumulative Advantage as a Mechanism for Inequality: A Review of Theoretical and Empirical Developments. Annual Review of Sociology. Vol. 32:271-297. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.soc.32.061604.123127

A detailed reading list will be provided to participants prior to the course start

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