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The network’s objective is to make a major contribution to advancing knowledge about how factors such as employment, income, education, housing, urban conditions, and life-styles inter-relate and effect personal well-being and psychological health.

EQUALSOC is exploring how far differential life chances reinforce differences between social categories - e.g. gender, class and ethnicity - and the role of inter-generational inheritance processes in sustaining such differences over time. Also, the network is assessing the implications of social inequalities and social differentiation for social cohesion at the micro, meso and macro levels, including the effects of institutional differences and the scope for policy intervention.

These themes are explored by six EQUALSOC Research Groups. For detailed information on research programs and teams, click on respective Research Groups listed on left-hand side of this page.