[Call for papers] 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association

Manchester, UK, 20-23 August 2019 | Abstract submission deadline: 1st February 2019 RS11 – ‘Questioning Precariousness: Labour, Collective Organising and Everyday Life’ Precariousness has a complex and multidimensional connotation and has been measured mainly by referring to the extent to which non-standard work arrangements impact on the stability of employment and the availability of workers’ rights. By…

Girls in primary school age are still disadvantaged whereas the inverse situation for boys is observed in secondary school

UNESCO launched in 2012 the report “Gender Parity Index (GPI)”. Updated information for 2016 is already available in the “eAtlas of Gender Equality and Education”, which shows data for all levels of education disaggregated by sex across time, the information presented is collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) with partnership of the OECD…

Research on Inequality and Migration under Threat

It is difficult to understand, and completely unacceptable, that academic research centres get downgraded due to their focus on inequality and migration. Yet, this is about to happen in the evaluation that FCT, the agency responsible for science funding in Portugal is conducting on all the country’s research centres. FCT commissioned this evaluation to the…

Income inequality in Portugal and in Europe: the impact of austerity? By Renato Miguel do Carmo and Ana Rita Matias

By: Renato Miguel do Carmo and Ana Rita Matias In the European countries affected by austerity measures and structural adjustment programmes (Portugal, Greece, Ireland and Spain), data shows a significant increase in income inequalities. Meanwhile, these four countries saw a decline in the GDP, which besides representing an effective impoverishment led to a stagnation in…