19 - 20 May 2014

Methodological Innovations in Inequality and Social Policy Research


The conference focuses on methodological innovations and their potential for the study of inequality and social policy. A variety of guest speakers and WZB colleagues will present state-of-the-art research on inequality and social policy that features some form of methodological innovation. The guest speakers come from Denmark, the UK, the US, Sweden, and Israel; and from sociology, economics, public policy, political science, and statistics. The innovations include novel estimation techniques, measures, samples, data, and comparisons, along with broader unique methodological strategies. The presentations are intended to show the usefulness of the methods for answering substantive questions; but also the potential applicability of these techniques to other areas of research. All presentations and discussion will be in English.