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Due to the-SARS-CoV-2-restrictions, the seminar will be held online (via zoom). Please make sure to join the moodle course; communication will be through moodle. Once you have been admitted to the course, you will receive a link and password to the course on April 27. Further, please note that the seminar period also changed: we will start on May 4 and will have our last session on July 06.
A maximum of 25 students can be admitted to this course. Students from higher semesters will be given preferential admission if there are too many enrolments. As a prerequisite for the course, it is necessary to attend the first unit of the course.
This seminar addresses the question of why economic resources are more evenly distributed in some countries than in other countries. Institutions such as the education system, the labour market or the welfare state help to structure how economic resources are distributed between individuals (inter-personally) and over the life course (inter-temporally). These institutions are structured differently in different countries; these specific configurations thus influence the different configurations between social and economic inequality, mobility and redistribution: they (re)distribute life chances. Among other questions, we will investigate the relationship between income inequality and upward mobility and how this relationship is moderated by institutions. The seminar provides an overview of the theoretical connections and empirical findings on the role of institutions in comparative welfare state research.
Esping-Andersen, G., 1990. Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. Oxford: Polity Press.Hall, P. A. and Soskice, D.W., 2001. Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Corak, M., 2013. Income Inequality, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility. Journal of Economic Perspectives 27 (3): 79-102.
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