Sessione 24

Trends in socio-economic inequalities in Europe

Coordinatore/i di sessione: Paolo Brunori (Università degli Studi di Firenze e Università degli Studi di Bari) and Moris Triventi (Università degli Studi di Trento)


Testo della Call

A decade after the beginning of the Great Recession Europe is more unequal than before. Some countries have rapidly recovered, others are still struggling to get back to pre-crisis level in many socio-economic indicators.

Within countries, inequalities have also surged, elites have strengthened their position, both in absolute and relative terms, on the contrary the middle class and the poor are lagging behind. Inequalities have gained centrality in the political agenda and are increasingly studied by social scientists. However, causes and consequences of rising inequalities are still debated.

The aim of this session is to stimulate an interdisciplinary debate about new frontiers in the study of socio-economic inequalities. The session will especially focus on the analysis of the transformation of the mechanisms that have worsened inequalities in Europe in recent years.

We welcome contributions from social scientists, demographers, statisticians and economists.

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Papers accettati

Sotto-sessione 1

The impact of the crisis on socio-economic inequalities in Europe (N. Acocella)

The weakening of the link between functional and personal income distribution and the role of the crisis in the increase of inequality in Europe (N. Acocella e M. Tancioni)

Labour compensation and return on capital in the EU countries (S. Gabriele e E. D’Elia)

Old and new ‘inclusive development’ configurations. The role of policies. (A. Gherardini e M. Zulianello)

Sotto-sessione 2

More or less egalitarian? Social class, income inequality and attitudes toward redistribution in Europe. A complex relationship (R. Carriero e M. Filandri)

Getting it Right’: Individuals’ Perceptions of Income Inequality in the United States and the UK (M. Loveless e C. Binelli)

More insecure and less paid? The effect of perceived job insecurity on wage inequality (S. Scicchitano, M. Biagetti, A. Chirumbolo e L. Leonida)

Welfare States and Inequalities in Subjective Well-Being (U. Aysan)

Sotto-sessione 3

Income Inequality and Welfare Reforms in the Yugoslav Successor States (J. Zarkovic, G. Krstic, W. Bartlett e N. Oruc)

School-to-work transitions of early school leavers in Italy: Gender differences across time and space (E. Struffolino e C. Borgna)

The distribution of income drops during the Great Recession and the role of the welfare state in Southern European countries (C. Ranci, A. Parma e M. Matsaganis)

Widening the gap. The influence of inner areas in the income inequality in Italy (G. Gallo e F. Pagliacci)


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