For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
You are using a browser that is no longer supported by Microsoft. Please upgrade your browser. The site may not present itself correctly if you continue browsing.


Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies / AMCIS

The topic of our research is how institutions and structures mediate the impact of social origin, education, gender and ethnicity in each of these 3 outcome pillars:

  1. socioeconomic attainment, i.e. outcomes in the domains of education, work, and income
  2. political behaviour and opinions
  3. living arrangements 

Organisational Structure and Collaborations

The Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS) was founded in 2010. The AMCIS is funded by a Research Focal Area ("Onderzoeksspeerpunt") of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. The Centre aims to bring together researchers from Sociology, Political Science, Demography, Educational Science and Economics, to study the impact of institutions on inequalities in the fields of labour, education and politics.

AMCIS helps to bring together existing research groups strong on quantitative empirical-theoretical research on inequalities. Each group brings in its own primary expertise, which leads to an expansion of research activities, greater coherence and visibility of the various groups working on similar domains. The AMCIS puts Amsterdam on the academic map as a place where Inequality is studied, in the same way as has been achieved in the United States at Stanford, Columbia, Yale and Cornell universities.

AMCIS, located at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Amsterdam, is collaborating with other UvA faculties and with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. AMCIS forms the home community of inequality researchers of these various institutes, with a PhD community, research seminars, and collaborative research projects.