After a series of annual workshop sessions, since 1999 ECSR has organized a yearly Spring or Summer School.


On 13–17 March 2017, jointly with the Collegio Carlo Alberto and NASP, the ECSR organized a Spring School.

The intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status and inequality:
patterns and mechanisms

Collegio Carlo Alberto, Via Real Collegio 30, Moncalieri (Turin), Italy

The topic of the fifth edition of the ECSR Spring School was "The intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status and inequality: patterns and mechanisms". The School was promoted by ECSR, Collegio Carlo Alberto and by the universities of Milan and Turin in the frame of the NASP, Network for the Advancement in Social and Political Studies. It provided high-quality training on leading-edge theories and methodological approaches to the quantitative analysis of the intergenerational transmission of both social and economic resources and its impact on equality of opportunity over time. Particular attention was given to the integration of different disciplinary perspectives (sociological, demographic and economic) in a consistent theoretical and empirical framework. A limited number of doctoral students and young researchers participated to a five-day, full-immersion course, including lectures on the key current issues in the field as well as on major methodological issues, and the opportunity to present their work and have it discussed by leading scholars in the field.

The School is organized by Gabriele Ballarino (University of Milan), Fabrizio Bernardi (ECSR, EUI), Filippo Barbera, Tiziana Nazio and Cristina Solera (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin).

Faculty includes Gabriele Ballarino, Fabrizio Bernardi, Lorenzo Cappellari (Catholic University of Milan), Jani Erola (University of Turku), Antonie Knigge (Utrecht University), Christian Moonden (Nuffield College, Oxford), Tiziana Nazio, Nazareno Panichella (University of Milan), Chiara Pronzato (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin), Cristina Solera, Florencia Torche (Stanford University).

Applications had to be sent by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 15 February 2017, and had to include
a) an abstract of the paper that will be presented (up to 500 words);
b) a short summary of PhD thesis project or of current research (up to 3 pages);
c) a brief cv (one page).
Priority in admission was given to students from Institutions that belong to the ECSR. Admission to the School is free of charge. Admitted students were provided with hotel accommodation, all lunches and the social dinner. Other dinners and travel expenses to and from Turin were not covered.

Former Spring Schools