Research Fellow (65%) in "Effort and Social Inequality – Advancing Measurement and Understanding Parental Origin Effects" (EFFORT)
Leibniz Association, Berlin Social Science Center
Location 🌍 Berlin, Germany / Madrid, Spain
Duration 📆 3.5 years
Closing date ⚡ 31 March 2018
The Research Fellow is expected to pursue a doctoral degree. The call is also open to students who are currently enrolled in a PhD program at other German or international universities and are willing to relocate for the duration of the contract.
The EFFORT project aims to understand the role of effort in the reproduction of social inequality. Specifically, the project addresses three research questions: ❓To what extent do children’s effort levels differ by parental socioeconomic background? ❓Can existing disparities in effort by social background be explained by (a) the intergenerational transmission of effort from parents to children and (b) varying motivations and differential susceptibility to incentives? ❓What are the best techniques to measure cognitive effort and what are the strengths and weaknesses of measures routinely used in different scientific disciplines?
During the first months of the project, the Research Fellow will be working at Carlos III University of Madrid, to kick-start the project and become familiar with the Madrid-based part of the team. From spring/summer 2019 onwards, the Research Fellow will be based at the WZB in Berlin.
Excellent academic credentials (Master degree or equivalent) in sociology or another social science (education, psychology, economics). Very good knowledge of quantitative research methods, including techniques of data processing and statistical data analysis (Stata and/or R)
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