Mapineq investigates how causes of inequality differ across local, regional and national levels, and across life time and cohorts.

Mapineq studies inequalities in different life spheres such as education, family and labour market, and the interdependence between them.

Mapineq analyses inequalities over the life course from early childhood, education, school-to-work transitions, to mid-life careers.

Mapineq examines how societal shocks, such as the Great Recession of 2007–2008 and the covid-19 pandemic affected social inequalities.

Mapineq investigates intersectionality of social inequalities according to gender, family structure and migration background.

Driving research questions:

1. How do local and national opportunity structures enhance, suppress or mediate inequalities?

2. How do changes and spillovers across the life domains and over life course contribute to inequalities?

3. How are inequalities influenced by policies and societal shocks? 

Components of Mapineq: work packages and governance structure
The picture shows some code lines on a laptop screen. This picture is used to represent the content of the work package one, which is to compile, curate and distribute a unique open-access inequality database.

WP1 Inequality database

WP2 Inequalities in early childhood and families

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WP3 Educational inequalities

WP4 Inequalities in school-to-work transitions

WP5 Unequal mid-career trajectories

WP6 Labour market exits

WP7 Synthesis across the life course and policy making levels, and perceptions of inequality

WP8 Dissemination and stakeholder dialogue