Work, Employment and Inequality

Spring School, jointly organized by ECSR and the Collegio Carlo Alberto and the Network for the Advancement in Social and Political Studies (NASP)

The topic of the sixth edition of the ECSR Spring School is "Work, Employment and Inequality". The School is promoted by the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR), the Collegio Carlo Alberto and by the universities of Milan and Turin in the frame of the NASP, Network for the Advancement in Social and Political Studies. It provides high-quality training on leading-edge theories and methods concerning the changing structure of work, occupations and employment.

The focus of the school is on how changes in the occupational structure, the labour market and employment relationships affect the life chances of different socio-economic groups such as youth, women, the working class or migrants. A limited number of doctoral students and young researchers will participate in a five-day, full-immersion course including lectures on the key topics in the field – both conceptual and methodological –, workshops and the opportunity to present their work and have it discussed by leading scholars in the field.

The School is organized by Gabriele Ballarino (University of Milan), Daniel Oesch (University of Lausanne), Filippo Barbera, Tiziana Nazio and Manuela Naldini (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin).

Lectures will be given and presentations discussed by Gabriele Ballarino, Baolo Barbieri (University of Trento), Thijs Bol (University of Amsterdam), Stefano Cantalini (University of Milan), Giorgio Cutuli (University of Trento), Jerry Jacobs (University of Pennsylvania), Daniel Oesch, Jacquleine O’Reilly (University of Brighton), Nazareno Panichella (University of Milan), Helen Russel (ESRI Dublin), Cristina Solera (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin), and Heike Solga (WZB Berlin).

Applications have to be sent by e-mail ( before 4 February 2018, and should include:

  • an abstract of the paper that will be presented (up to 500 words);
  • a short summary of PhD thesis project or of current research (up to 3 pages);
  • a brief CV (one page).

Priority in admission will be given to students from institutions that belong to the ECSR. Admission to the School is free of charge. Admitted students will be provided with hotel accommodation, all lunches and the social dinner. Other dinners and travel expenses to and from Turin will not be covered.

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