"What influences intergenerational social mobility in Europe?" with Prof Erzsébet Bukodi & Dr Marii Paskov

29 November 2016

Portrait of Dr Marii Paskov

with Dr Marii Paskov
British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Marii Paskov is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Free University Amsterdam. She previously worked as a Research Officer at the Institute of New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. She is engaged in the Employment...

Portrait of Professor Erzsébet Bukodi

with Professor Erzsébet Bukodi
Professor of Sociology and Social Policy

Erzsébet Bukodi is a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College. She previously worked as Research Director of the National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study in the Centre for Longitud...

To what extent is our social and economic position influenced by that of our parents, and how much can be shaped by factors such as education, labour markets, welfare and health policies?

Data from the European Social Survey (ESS), which has taken place biennially since 2002, is providing new insights for researchers trying to identify what influences social mobility, and enabling comparison between 32 European countries.

Erzsébet Bukodi and Marii Paskov will discuss their analysis of the ESS data and of the societal conditions for the cohorts being studied in their project, which seeks ultimately to explain why countries differ when it comes to social mobility.