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Duncan Gallie

University of Oxford
Social Inequalities at Work: A Comparison of France and Britain
01 September 2016 -
31 January 2017

Duncan Gallie is an Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Oxford. He was member of the Scientific Advisory Committees of several European research institutions: IRESCO, IFRESI, CREST-GENES, the Paris School of Economics in France and The National Institute of Social Research in Denmark. He has advised the French government as a member of an expert group on psychosocial risks at work and was Vice-President (2004-2006) and Foreign Secretary and Vice-President of the British Academy (2006-2011).

Research interests

His research involves comparative European studies of the quality of employment and unemployment. He is currently working on changes in participation at work and job insecurity.

Social Inequalities at Work: A Comparison of France and Britain

The project involves a comparative analysis of trends in inequalities in work in France and Britain, with a particular focus on the impact of the recent period of economic crisis. It will make use of the British Skills and Employment surveys and the French enquêtes sur les conditions de Travail. In particular, it will be concerned with whether the period of the crisis had relatively general effects across the work force or led to an accentuation of inequalities between different categories of employee, focussing on whether there were differential trends by occupational class, sex and age.

Key publications

Economic Crisis, Quality of Work and Social Integration (éd.), Oxford University Press, 2013.

Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work (éd.), Oxford University Press, 2007.

Welfare Regimes and the Experience of Unemployment in Europe, (éd. avec Serge Paugam), Oxford University Press, 2000.

Restructuring the Employment Relationship (avec M. White, Y. Cheng and M. Tomlinson), Oxford University Press, 1998.

Social Inequality and Class Radicalism in France and Britain, Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Lecture by D. Gallie (Paris IAS fellow), for the City of Paris Université des Cadres
23 Feb 2017 09:30 -
23 Feb 2017 12:00,
Paris :
Quality of Work and Psychosocial Risks: A French-British Comparison
Contemporary period (1789-…)
Western Europe