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Social mobility and non-cognitive skills
Project funded by own resources
Project title Social mobility and non-cognitive skills
Principal Investigator(s) Samuel, Robin
Organisation / Research unit Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Sozialforschung und Methodologie (Bergman)
Project start 01.08.2012
Probable end 31.01.2014
Status Completed
Abstract

The main scientific contribution of this project is to develop a sociological theory of the reciprocal relationships between social mobility and non-cognitive skills (or socio-emotional skills). This will add to the scientific literature on social inequality. Moreover, it touches on one of the core questions of sociology, namely: How are processes on a structural level linked to individual processes? Additionally, findings based on empirical analyses will also have immediate practical relevance in that they elucidate the interrelatedness of, e.g., success and well-being in modern societies. This postdoctoral project is conducted at Stanford University and the University of Cambridge and is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Keywords Social mobility, social inequality, non-cognitive skills, success, well-being, longitudinal
Financed by Other funds
   

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