ECSR Thematic Workshop

Migration, Social Stratification and Inequality

March 14-15, 2019

Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan

Via Conservatorio 7, Milan, Italy

Call for papers: ECSR – Migration and inequality


Research on social stratification and mobility and migration studies are both interested in the issue of inequality: both research streams are indeed concerned with the analysis of the impact of birth characteristics on life chances. This workshop aims to integrate these two areas of research, promoting and encouraging the dialogue between sociologists and labour economists interested in geographical mobility. Do the mechanisms of reproduction of social inequality work differently among migrants and their descendants? Have migrants worse life opportunities net of social class? How does such penalty change among migrants with different social origin?

The workshop addresses these issues encouraging contributions on the following topics:

  • migration status and social mobility;
  • migration penalty and labour market dynamics;
  • educational opportunities of the second generations;
  • family and migration dynamics;
  • migration, human mobility and social inequality.


  • Herbert Bruecker, Institute for Employment Research (IAB) & University of Bamberg
  • Anthony Heath, Nuffield College, Oxford University
  • Douglas Massey, Princeton University


Abstracts of max. 1000 words (plus three keywords) can be submitted to

Deadline: 15 December 2018.


Nazareno Panichella (University of Milan) – Tommaso Frattini (University of Milan)


Maurizio Avola (University of Catania), Gabriele Ballarino (University of Milan), Massimilano Bratti (University of Milan), Ivana Fellini (University of Milano-Bicocca), Tommaso Frattini (University of Milan), Giovanna Fullin (University of Milano-Bicocca), Raffaele Guetto (University of Florence), Roberto Impicciatore (University of Bologna), Nazareno Panichella (University of Milan), Carolina Zuccotti (Migration Policy Center, European University Institute).


migration; social stratification; quantitative analysis; sociology; comparative; empirical; international migration; labour market;