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Results: 1 - 44 of 44
  • 21 Jun 2019
    UvA invests substantially in interdisciplinary research on urban mental health

    Urban living is on the rise. Urban environments, like Amsterdam, are characterized by features that make city life not only attractive and exciting, but also more challenging and stressful than rural environments, ...

  • 11 Mar 2019
    PhD postions for highly qualified graduates

    The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology ICS offers fully funded PhD positions for a variety of projects.

  • 22 Jun 2018
    Ethnic discrimination on the labour market – the role of employers

    Ethnic discrimination on the labour market is a major concern for societies seeking equality. Unequal treatment of citizens leads to inequality, deficient participation and loss of capacity. Sociologist Bram Lancee ...

  • 12 Oct 2017
    The future of craftmanship (Dutch only)

    Specialist professionals have better job opportunities than highly trained professionals.

  • 12 Oct 2017
    Nieuwe bevindingen binnen 'De toekomst van vakmanschap'

    Specialistisch opgeleide mbo-vakmensen hebben de beste baankansen en aantrekkelijk werk. Dat is tegen de verwachting in: vaak wordt gedacht dat smal opgeleiden het moeilijker krijgen op de arbeidsmarkt naarmate ze ...

  • 1 Oct 2017
    Pictures Memorial Symposium Jaap Dronkers

    On September 8, AMCIS organized a special memorial symposium in the University Library of Amsterdam in memory of Jaap Dronkers, Professor of Sociology, who died in 2016.

  • 1 Oct 2017
    Beeldverslag Herdenkingssymposium Jaap Dronkers

    Op vrijdag 8 september organiseerde AMCIS het speciale Herdenkingssymposium 'Onderwijs, Echtscheiding, Elites en de Publieke Zaak' naar aanleiding van de in 2016 overleden socioloog Jaap Dronkers.

  • 13 Sep 2017
    New series of AMCIS Seminars

    In fall 2017, AMCIS will organize a seminar series with international scholars who work on various topics related to inequality. The presenters will talk about a recent (empirical) research project that they are ...

  • 7 Sep 2017
    Gijs Schumacher awarded ERC Starting Grant

    AMCIS affiliate Gijs Schumacher, Assistant Professor at the Political Science department of the University of Amsterdam, has received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council.  An ERC Starting Grant, a ...

  • 4 Apr 2017
    ICS PhD Scholarschips for highly qualified graduates

    The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) offers fully funded PhD scholarships for a variety of projects.

  • 21 Mar 2017
    Call for papers: Conference Ethnic Inequality on the Labour Market

    On September 28 and 29, the Department of Sociology in collaboration with the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS), will organize the conference Ethnic Inequality on the Labour Market: cross-national ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Voter may be more mature than political parties

    What is the state of the Dutch voter? Are we seeing a crisis of confidence between people and politics? Are we on the verge of serious problems and will institutional reforms be inevitable if our country is to remain ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Sarah de Lange, professor by special appointment on the Dr J.M. den Uyl Chair

    Dr S.L. de Lange (1981) has been named professor by special appointment of the Dr J.M. den Uyl Chair at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was established on ...

  • 15 Nov 2016
    Tom van der Meer, professor of Political Science

    Dr T.W.G. van der Meer (1980) has been appointed professor of Political Science, specialising in Legitimacy, Inequality and Citizenship, at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 26 Apr 2016
    Thijs Bol Academic Coordinator AMCIS

    We are honoured to announce that Thijs Bol has been appointed Academic Coordinator of the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS).

  • 18 Apr 2016
    Beroep mbo’er sluit steeds minder vaak aan bij studie

    De werkgelegenheid aan de boven- en onderkant van de arbeidsmarkt neemt toe, terwijl banen in het middensegment verdwijnen. Er is sprake van toenemende polarisatie in de beroepenstructuur. Dat heeft invloed op de ...

  • 18 Apr 2016
    Andrea Forster winnaar SER-Scriptieprijs 2016

    Andrea Forster (sociologie) heeft met haar masterscriptie ‘A vocational decline?’ de SER-Scriptieprijs 2016 gewonnen. Haar scriptie scoort het hoogst op de criteria originaliteit, beleidsrelevantie, analytisch niveau ...

  • 4 Apr 2016
    In memoriam Jaap Dronkers

    Jaap Dronkers is op 30 maart 2016 overleden aan de gevolgen van een herseninfarct. Hij was van 1990 tot 2001 verbonden aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, eerst als hoogleraar onderwijskunde (1990-1999), daarna als ...

  • 24 Mar 2016
    Beate Volker appointed as member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMV)

    We are honored to announce that Beate Volker has been appointed to become member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMV).

  • 3 Dec 2015
    Highlighted publication: ‘Lost letters in Dutch neighbourhoods. A field experiment on collective efficacy.’

    Beate Volker, Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, programme director of Institutions, Inequalities and Life Courses, and member of the Centre for Urban Studies and Amsterdam Centre for Inequality ...

  • 28 Oct 2015
    Kamervragen naar aanleiding van beleidsrapport 'Onderwijsstelsels vergeleken: leren, werken en burgerschap

    Welke stelselkenmerken van het Nederlandse onderwijs bevorderen het leren, verbeteren de voorbereiding op de arbeidsmarkt, en versterken de socialisatie tot zelfstandige burgers? Op 15 oktober heeft de ...

  • 8 Oct 2015
    Het Nederlandse onderwijsstelsel: wat gaat goed en wat kan beter?

    Welke stelselkenmerken van het Nederlandse onderwijs bevorderen het leren, verbeteren de voorbereiding op de arbeidsmarkt, en versterken de socialisatie tot zelfstandige burgers? Op 15 oktober 2015 presenteert een ...

  • 7 Oct 2015
    The Dutch educational system: does it work, what can be improved?

    What characteristics of the Dutch educational system improve learning, prepare for the labour market, and strengthen the participation of citizens in society? These issues will be addressed during a policy conference ...

  • 31 Aug 2015
    Shanghai Ranking: UvA’s Social Sciences once again best in the Netherlands

    The Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have once again risen in the field ranking conducted by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, advancing from 39th to ...

  • 13 Aug 2015
    Why are managers earning ever more and cleaners earning ever less?

    In recent years, income inequality has grown in many Western countries. In the United States, the wage gap is mainly caused by the growth in pay differentials between professions. Sociologist Thijs Bol has received a ...

  • 9 Jun 2015
    ERC Advanced Grant for Matthijs Kalmijn

    Prof. Matthijs Kalmijn, professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and affiliate member of AMCIS, has been awarded the prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

  • 20 Feb 2015
    Beate Volker, professor of Sociology

    Prof. B. Volker has been appointed professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 20 Feb 2015
    New research on Craftmanship

    Herman van de Werfhorst and Thijs Bol participate in this multidisciplinary research project that analyses varying visions on craftmanship and the relation to Intermediate Vocational Education.

  • 23 Jan 2015
    The limits of education’s impact on equality

    Blog by Herman van de Werfhorst and Yossi Shavit. Herman van de Werfhorst is a professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, and director of the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies. Yossi Shavit is the ...

  • 9 Jan 2015
    Call for papers mini-conference 'Inequality: Drivers, Impacts, and Policies'

    The mini-conference is part of the SASE conference in London, 2-4 July, 2015, and papers are welcome for this mini-conference. Note that the deadline is 26 January 2015.

  • 9 Jan 2015
    ERC Starting Grant for Eelke van Heemskerk

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to AMCIS member Dr Eelke Heemskerk for his project 'Corporate Network Governance: Power, Ownership and Control in Contemporary Global Capitalism'.

  • 11 Dec 2014
    Inequalities in Youth Citizenship Knowledge and Attitudes: Does Cognitive Classroom Composition Matter?

    AMCIS researchers investigate to what degree cognitive peer characteristics are associated with citizenship knowledge and citizenship attitudes in primary education. Amidst worries about growing inequalities in ...

  • 10 Nov 2014
    Thomas Piketty in the Netherlands

    Thomas Piketty was invited by the Faculty of Economics and AMCIS for an interview on his new book 'Capital in the 21st Century'. To the audience he explained that true democracy starts with democratising knowledge ...

  • 27 Oct 2014
    Working Paper 'Part-Time Wage-Gap in Germany'

    Piret Tõnurist (Tallinn University of Technology) and Dimitris Pavlopoulos (VU University Amsterdam) use insights from labour-market segmentation theory to investigate the wage differences between part-time and ...

  • 12 Aug 2014
    Research grant for Orhan Agirdag

    Orhan Agirdag has won a Dutch Veni Grant for his research project on 'Educational inequality and language'. Pupils whose native language is not Dutch do worse at school than their native Dutch-speaking counterparts. ...

  • 24 Jun 2014
    Matthijs Rooduijn (UvA) wint de Jaarprijs Politicologie 2014

    De Jaarprijs Politicologie wordt ieder jaar op het etmaal uitgereikt voor het beste politicologisch proefschrift dat is verdedigd in Nederland of Vlaanderen in het voorgaande jaar, of door een Nederlandse of Vlaamse ...

  • 24 Jun 2014
    Dissertation Award for Thijs Bol

    During the Education Research Days Sociologist Thijs Bol won the VOR-VFO thesis award. Bol analysed the relation between educational level and chances on the labourmarket.

  • 6 Jun 2014
    Strengthening scientific collaboration

    The Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies AMCIS and the Netherlands’ Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute NIDI have signed an agreement to further strengthen their scientific collaboration. The agreement embeds ...

  • 3 Feb 2014
    Are Ethnic Minorities Disadvantaged?

    This new Working Paper analyses the employment participation and occupational status of Moroccan and Turkish Second Generation Migrants in the Netherlands. Results show important ethnic differences in how family ...

  • 16 Oct 2013
    Call for papers Education Systems: Inequalities, Labour Markets and Civic Engagement

    In this conference we aim to bring together scientists from different social sciences, including sociology, economics and education, to present and discuss work on how characteristics of educational systems are ...

  • 23 Sep 2013
    AMCIS will be continued

    The Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences (FMG) has decided to continue the Faculty Research Priority Area “Institutions and Inequality”, that is implemented in the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies ...

  • 4 Jul 2013
    Working paper on the effect of the ethnic school composition on school performances

    This AMCIS Working Paper examines the effect of the ethnic school composition on school performances in secondary education for Turkish students, using both cross-national PISA 2009 and Swiss national PISA 2009 data.

  • 13 May 2013
    Thomas A. DiPrete visits AMCIS

    Thomas A. DiPrete (professor of sociology, Columbia University), visiting professor at the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies, will be in Amsterdam from 11 May - 11 June 2013

  • 5 Apr 2013
    First findings of a study on education and access to the labourmarket

    Read the summary of the finished NWO-VIDI project of Herman van de Werfhorst, entitled "Productive Skills, Positional Good or Social Closure? Three Mechanisms for the Education Effect on the Labour Market across ...