The NORFACE transnational research programme “Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course: structures and processes” (DIAL) focuses on the complex and highly intertwined sources of inequalities in contemporary societies, and their consequences. In 2017, thirteen interdisciplinary and international research projects set out to explore these complex and current questions.
Leading up to the DIAL Mid-Term Conference on 6-8 June 2019, in collaboration with the DIAL researchers a podcast series was recorded. In this first series, researchers are interviewed about their early findings. Additionally, the key note speakers and presenters from the first DIAL Mid-Term Conference share their thoughts. The podcast series highlights a number of relevant questions that illustrate the breadth of the DIAL programme: exploring, for example, the links between job loss and divorce, the influence of birth rank and later-life outcomes, and many more topics ranging from baby’s sleep-patterns to the road to retirement.
Now, a second podcast series is also being developed. This second series focuses specifically on the DIAL Equal Lives project and deals with the research findings. The first podcast of this series, Marika Jalovaara from the University of Türku in Finland and Anette Fasang from Humboldt University in Berlin about their research, Family Life Courses, Gender and Mid-Life earnings. The research explores whether the reputation of Nordic countries for having family friendly policies that create a fairer and more equal society is deserved.
All podcasts are available on the DIAL website, as well as in your podcast app of choice.