Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA- Postdoctoral Fellowship: Dynamics of social change and the transmission of social inequalities observed over time

    30/06/2021 13:00 - Europe/Athens
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, SEVILLA
    Universidad Pablo de Olavide
    Department of Sociology

The Pablo de Olavide University in Seville offers positions for researchers willing to implement a 2-3 years project based in Spain within the framework of the Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska Curie postdoctoral fellowships programme (MSCA-PF-2021). All top candidates having the approval of a supervisor at UPO will have the possibility of receiving specialized training in writing a successful proposal for the next MSCA-PF call. You can apply if at the time of the call deadline for the submission of MSCA-PF proposals (September, 2021): 1) you are in the possession of a PhD and you have not obtained your PhD more than 8 years ago; 2) you comply with the mobility rule of the MSCA; 3) you choose the Pablo de Olavide University as your Host Institution. We will be happy to support highly qualified candidates who are interested in any area of our research and are eligible for the MSCA funding. Please contact us by email to get all the details about available scientific supervisors and the procedure to benefit from the training on proposal writing.

Brief description of the Centre / Research Group:

DINAMOS is the acronym for Dynamics of Social Mobility in Spain, a coordinated project funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación within the framework of the state programmes for Generación de Conocimiento y Fortalecimiento Científico y Tecnológico del Sistema I+D+i and I+D+i oriented to Retos de la Sociedad, call 2019.

As a coordinated project, it is made up of two subprojects:

DINAMOS1 (Reference PID2019-106548GB-C21): Intragenerational social mobility and segmented occupational trajectories, coordinated by the Centre for Sociological Studies on Everyday Life and Work of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the principal investigator being Dr Pedro-López-Roldán.

DINAMOS2 (Reference PID2019-106548GA-C22): Intergenerational social mobility: education as an explanatory mechanism, coordinated by the Department of Sociology of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, with Dr. Sandra Fachelli as principal investigator. It has the collaboration of researchers from the University of La Laguna and the University of Seville.

The scientific project aims to investigate the dynamics of social change and the transmission of social inequalities that can be observed over time, both in terms of intragenerational social mobility and intergenerational social mobility, focusing especially on the occupational and educational spheres.

The call would be part of the international expansion of DINAMOS, which includes the enlargement of this study to comparative analysis between European and Latin American countries.

Project description:

Line of research: Social Mobility and Inequality

The theme of social mobility and inequality allows us to address two types of general questions of interest for research:

  • The question of inequality of social opportunities as a complementary look at inequalities of positions.
  • The perspective of social dynamics and social change over time.

From the first point of view, that of inequalities, we take two main areas of analysis: occupational and educational inequalities, as well as their links. And we deal with two main aspects such as absolute intergenerational social mobility, which allows us to study the most structural changes in societies, and relative mobility, which expresses inequalities of opportunity when we control for structural changes, following the mainstream of the ISA Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification.

From the second point of view, that of social dynamics, we work on three types of analysis: we study the mobility trends between generations, therefore, in the longer term; in turn, we take intra-generational mobility to show the changes that occur between the initial insertion in the labour market and the current position, in a context of profound changes in the labour market; and finally, we analyse occupational trajectories, to show in more detail the segmented dynamics of the labour market, in line with the theoretical perspective of segmentation of the Cambridge School and the International Working Party of Labour Market Segmentation.

From a methodological point of view, in addition to a concern for temporal and micro-framework analysis, we propose a perspective of comparative analysis between territories and societies, particularly between countries.

Specifically, we work on comparative analysis between Europe and Latin America, based on the International Network for Comparative Analysis of Social Inequalities (INCASI: https://incasi.uab.cat/).

Methodologically, we apply analysis strategies with mixed quantitative and qualitative designs, although we mainly work on the demanding formal models used in the field of intergenerational social mobility.

Applications: Documents to be submitted by applicants and deadlines:

  • CV (2 pages max)
  • Project organize as follow: Scientific interest (2 pages), Impact (1 page), Implementation (1 page)



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