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Event - New fortnightly Webinar on Historical Social Mobility

Starting Wednesday 21st October at 17:30 BST, LCDS Postdoctoral Researcher Per Engzell is launching a fortnightly webinar on Historical Social Mobility. Each session will be 1.5 hrs and will feature three papers.

The programme for the webinar, including speakers, titles and times, can be found on Dropbox, on OxTalks, or in the Nuffield College calendar.​

Those interested should sign up to receive a Zoom link using this form.

Call for papers here:

Intergenerational mobility—the extent to which economic status persists across generations—was always a pressing political issue. Sociologists and economists have studied this topic with survey data from the post-war era onwards. We know much less about the evolution of social mobility in earlier times, during the rise of industry, democracy, modern infrastructure, and the welfare state. Today, the digitization of historical sources is about to revolutionize the field. This webinar invites researchers in the economic and social sciences who capitalize on these new opportunities to study intergenerational mobility. Submissions are open to any quantitative work using data that predate the probabilistic sampling survey—e.g., digitized censuses, parish records, fiscal sources, or archival evidence.