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The increasing gap between rich and poor, exacerbated by the recent financial and economic crises, is a key concern for us all. The DIAL Podcast helps us better understand the causes and consequences of those inequalities, providing new evidence and insights into the complex ways in which they play out over the lifecourse.

In a series of accessible audio interviews focusing on research emerging from the NORFACE funded Dynamics of Inequality Across the Lifecourse (DIAL) programme, we talk to those with an interest in getting to grips with inequality and trying to create a fairer and more equal society for all.

Series 1 of the podcast is co-edited and produced by DIAL scientific co-ordinator Elina Kilpi-Jakonen and former BBC journalist, Christine Garrington of Research Podcasts.

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The increasing gap between rich and poor, exacerbated by the recent financial and economic crises, is a key concern for us all. The DIAL Podcast helps us better understand the causes and consequences of those inequalities, providing new evidence and insights into the complex ways in which they play out over the lifecourse.

In a series of accessible audio interviews focusing on research emerging from the NORFACE funded Dynamics of Inequality Across the Lifecourse (DIAL) programme, we talk to those with an interest in getting to grips with inequality and trying to create a fairer and more equal society for all.

Series 1 of the podcast is co-edited and produced by DIAL scientific co-ordinator Elina Kilpi-Jakonen and former BBC journalist, Christine Garrington of Research Podcasts.

    Modelling the LGBTQ workplace for new insights and understanding

    Modelling the LGBTQ workplace for new insights and understanding

    In Episode 9 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Professor Andrew King and Matt Hall from DIAL's CILIA-LGBTQI+ research programme discuss their work exploring how Agent Based Modelling (ABM) can contribute to the study of LGBTQ lives, and conversely, how theory and insights from LGBTQ studies can inform the practice of ABM.
    Further links Queer(y)ing Agent-Based Modelling: An example from LGBTQ workplace studies is a DIAL Working Paper Transcript
    In Episode 9 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Professor Andrew King and Matt Hall from DIAL's CILIA-LGBTQI+ research programme discuss their work exploring how Agent Based Modelling (ABM) can contribute to the study of LGBTQ lives, and conversely, how theory and insights from LGBTQ studies can inform the practice of ABM. 
    Queer(y)ing Agent-Based Modelling: An example from LGBTQ workplace studies is a DIAL Working Paper
    Christine Garrington  0:00  
    Welcome to DIAL a podcast where we tune into evidence on inequality over the life course. In series three of the podcast, we’re discuss emerging findings from DIAL research. For this episode, I'm joined by Professor Andrew King and research fellow Matt Hall from the University of Surrey, to discuss new research, exploring how Agent Based Modelling (ABM) can contribute to the study of LGBTQ lives, and conversely how theory and insights from LGBTQ studies can inform the practice of ABM. Before Matt walked us through what they did, I asked them both to explain the backdrop to the research. 
    Andrew King  0:35  
    When we were putting the project together in the first place, I'd become aware of the potential of Agent Based Modelling to explore ideas and theories and policies, especially on topics with populations where there were quite different data sets available which could be combined and synthesised. And in the case of LGBTQ people. There are quite a lot of smaller qualitative studies using interviews and focus groups and other qualitative data. And then there are some surveys with quantitative data. There are also areas where data is very limited and missing, particularly in relation to bisexual, trans and queer people. Hence, Agent Based Modelling really offered the CILIA project a new way of addressing these issues and trying something quite different, and quite novel, but there is much more to it than that, as Matt will go on to explain. 
    Matt Hall  1:43  
    Yeah we're also keen to address what's previously been termed methodological binarism within the field. So as Andy's just mentioned, there are numerous smaller qualitative studies and some larger quantitative data sets available, but there's very little conversation going on between the two of them. So each of these types of study tends to form its own stream, and then with its own limitations, and we identify this as a particular barrier for forwarding intersectional insights within policy domains and responding to how unique inequalities can emerge at the intersections of different social identities. So, where the quantitative research isn't engaging enough with intersectionality, or smaller sub populations within LGBTQ qualitative research is then limited in its ability to demonstrate the wider implications or significance of the details that it focuses on. So, it needs to be able to demonstrate the cumulative impact of those details like intersectional experiences. And although it's complete misreading of intersectionality theory, there's this tendency for conversations about intersexual inequality, particularly in public and policy spheres, is to treat inequalities as simply additive to where experiences of inequality of just the sum of those afforded by each of the persons identities.
    Christine Garrington  3:10  
    Yeah, that's really interesting now you propose something that you describe in the paper as a double querying approach which clearly has a b

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    Antenatal steroids: are there links with mental and behaviour problems later on?

    Antenatal steroids: are there links with mental and behaviour problems later on?

    In Episode 8 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Katri Räikkönen from Helsinki University and a member of DIAL’s PremLife project, talks about her research investigating whether the babies of mothers who whilst pregnant are prescribed steroid drugs, because of concerns around premature births, are more likely to develop behavioural and mental disorders later on.
    Associations Between Maternal Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment and Mental and Behavioural Disorders in Children is research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

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    Mums who smoke and their baby's birthweight

    Mums who smoke and their baby's birthweight

    In Episode 7 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Rita Pereira from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a member of DIAL’s Gene Environment Interplay in the Generation of Health and Education Inequalities(GEIGHEI) project, talks about her research looking at the links between mothers' smoking and their baby's birthweight.
    The Interplay between Maternal Smoking and Genes in Offspring Birth Weight is a DIAL Working Paper by Rita Dias Pereira, Cornelius Rietveld and Hans van Kippersluis.

    • 9 min
    The work and family lives of women in Israel

    The work and family lives of women in Israel

    In the third Episode of Series 2 of our podcast looking at research emerging from the Equal Lives project, we talk to Zafer Büyükkeçeci from Humboldt University in Berlin and Professor Vered Kraus from the University of Haifa about their research, Work and family life courses among Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian Women in Israel. They use newly-available linked Census and administrative data to look at who leads a more advantaged or disadvantaged work-family life. They discuss how they created the life course groups, what they found and the implications of the research. 

     


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    The work and family lives of women in Israel
    In the third Episode of Series 2 of our podcast looking at research emerging from the Equal Lives project, we talk to Zafer Büyükkeçeci from Humboldt University in Berlin and Professor Vered Kraus from the University of Haifa about their research, Work and family life courses among Jewish and Israeli-Palestinian Women in Israel. They use newly-available linked Census and administrative data to look at who leads a more advantaged or disadvantaged work-family life. They discuss how they created the life course groups, what they found and the implications of the research.
    Christine Garrington  0:00 
    Welcome to DIAL, a podcast where we tune into evidence on inequality over the lifecourse. In this series we discuss emerging findings from some of the projects in our programme. Our guests today are Zafer Büyükkeçeci and Vered Kraus who as part of the Equal Lives project have been looking at the lives of Jewish and Palestinian women in Israel, to see whose life courses are characterised by advantage and disadvantage. I started by asking Vered why they decided to investigate the lives of women in Israel.
    Vered Kraus 0:30  
    Israel is composed of a very rich ethnic society. On the one hand, it has the majority of Jews who compose 80% of the population, and the other part, the Israeli Palestinians. Israeli Palestinians are divided again into three major religion groups. The majority of them are Muslim, then we have Christian. Then we have Druids. Druids are a sect, it is a religion that was part of the Muslim religion but depart from them. The Jews also are composed of two ethnic groups, the more advanced one are the Western Jews, and the less advanced one are the Eastern Jews. Jewish woman labour force participation in Israel is one of the highest in the Western world. At the same time, their fertility is also one of the highest. There is 3.2 children per woman, 80% of any woman, participate in the labour force. The third reason is the fact that the Israeli Palestinian are the most disadvantaged and discriminated group in Israel. They have the lowest income, low education and reside in segregated areas and they have a separate educational system. The Palestinian women since are discriminated and have low education, about a third of them are participating in the labour force when their birth rate, on average, is lower than the Jewish. In general, Israel is a very traditional society, we have different sex but also it is family oriented in traditional society, and studying Muslims in Israel can serve as a benchmark for more extensive study on Muslims in neighbouring countries.
    Christine Garrington  2:38  
    A really sort of complex political, social, economic and religious backdrop to this work so Zafer what did you want to look at more specifically? And why?
    Zafer Büyükkeçeci 2:49  
    This is the first study that follow women from various ethnic origins and we follow them from early childhood to late 30s and examine their combined family formations such as marriage childbearing, education, especially into the labour force, and economic returns of participation in the labour force. So, so far, there were lots of studies numerous studies conducted in Israel, studying these

    • 16 min
    Working with migrants: does it increase or decrease support for anti-immigration political parties?

    Working with migrants: does it increase or decrease support for anti-immigration political parties?

    In Episode 6 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Sirus Dehdari from the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University and a member of DIAL's Populism, Inequality and Institutions (PII) project, talks about his research looking at whether support for anti-immigration political parties increases or decreases when native-born voters work alongside migrants.
    Workplace Contact and Support for Anti-Immigration Parties is a DIAL Working Paper by Henrik Andersson and Sirus H. Dehdari 
     

    • 12 min
    From outcast to citizen: the time travels of LGBTQI+ elders in Southern Europe

    From outcast to citizen: the time travels of LGBTQI+ elders in Southern Europe

    In Episode 5 of Series 3 of the DIAL Podcast, Ana Cristina Santos from the CILIA project talks about her research looking at the life experiences of LGBTQI+ people in Portugal. Ana Cristina  from the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra has has been speaking with older people about what it was like for them growing up and living in times when gender and sexual diversity was prohibited.

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