Wealth Inequality and Mobility Workshop

ECSR Thematic Workshop

“Wealth Inequality and Mobility”

December 6-7, 2018, University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus

 

The new role of wealth in social mobility, family transmission, opportunity, stratification and class analysis

“Wealth is back”, to paraphrase Piketty and Zucman’s (2014) famous paper. The wealth-to-income ratio W/I has doubled over the last generation in the US, France and in many other countries. As a consequence, wealth-based inequalities have become a major dimension in the social structure - much more than expected in the 1970s at the climax of the wage earner society. With the parallel increase in housing prices, wealth is now more than a simple perturbation in the occupational, earnings or educational based system of stratification. 

Housing constraints, consumption of durable goods, access to education, social mobility, reproduction, family solidarity and transmission, etc. are major dimensions of stratification that could be strongly impacted by wealth accumulation. Their consequences in terms of life course, gender and ethnic differentiation, class structure etc. can no longer be neglected. Welfare regimes themselves might be influenced by those changes, since investment in skills (tuition, fees and board) retirement, health, cost of seniors' dependence are directly linked to wealth accumulation regimes.

The aim of this workshop is to propose a multidisciplinary vision of the development of wealth studies in sociology, economics, social policy, etc. and related disciplines.

 

Keynote Speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nora Müller, PhD, GESIS -
Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

 

Fabian T. Pfeffer, PhD
University of Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organization Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Chauvel, responsible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sabine Demazy, main contact sabine.demazy@uni.lu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submission final papers

November 7th, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Information

 

 

 

Pre-Programme

 

 

 

Registration form: TBA

 

 

 

Accommodation and Venue Information : https://ecsr.uni.lu/

     

The University can arrange free access to a small number of persons interested in attending the two-days workshop. For more information on the workshop and an expression of interest to participate, please contact Sabine Demazy (wealthinequality@uni.lu)

 

                                  

 

 

Selection Committee

 

 

 

Eyal Bar-Haim (University of Luxembourg), Louis Chauvel (University of Luxembourg), Anette E. Fasang (Humboldt University & WZB, ECSR), Janet Gornick (CUNY, Stone Center, LIS), Anne Hartung (University of Luxembourg), Lucinda Platt (LSE),  Philippe Van Kerm (LISER & University of Luxembourg)

 

 

 

Fee

 

 

 

There is no registration fee for attending the workshop. Attendees are however responsible for arranging and funding their own accommodation and travel. Information about available accommodation will be posted soon.