by Marja-Lisa Laukkonen (February, 2018)
In 2018, the higher education institutions should no longer use entrance examinations that require extensive preparation and, instead, evaluate prospective students by their general upper secondary school (i.e. high school) matriculation examination grades. While the aim of the reform is to speed up the transition of students from secondary to post-secondary education, there are concerns that the reform increases inequalities between girls and boys and between students from different high schools.
by Jagjit S. Chadha (February, 2018)
It might only be just a little too strong to argue that the housing market dominates our national life. Whilst economists, if they consider housing at all, would think of the consumption of housing services as another aspect of the basket of goods and services bought, like clothing or food, most people would place the decision on the location and type of their accommodation as critical to their sense of well-being if not their very identity. Indeed accommodation may not only represent the key to understanding people’s perception of their own status but as the critical determinant of the wealth as it operates as a vehicle for household saving.
by Adam Balcer (January, 2018)
For centuries, contacts between the Black and the Baltic seas were intensive and resulted in fascinating outcomes. This relatonship had an important contributon to the history of the whole Europe. Rediscovery of this rich heritage requires a stronger emphasis on the North-South axis in the European history and culture. Today, this legacy can serve as an important source of inspiraton for the enhancement of cooperaton between the Black Sea and Baltc Sea. Read the report “From the Vikings to the EU. The Baltic and the Black Sea cities as drivers of European integration”.
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Time and place: 08/03/2018 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg
LISER together with many partners in Luxembourg co-organizes the following lecture. Until recently, surnames for men in most societies were inherited from their fathers. In this talk I show how we can use this fact, and the information content in surnames, to reveal surprising results about the nature and mechanisms of social mobility. In particular … Continued
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