At the end of December, the UPLIFT team (the project of which is coordinated by MRI) has submitted two essential deliverables on socio-economic inequalities in Europe. The main aim of the deliverables was to create a theoretical framework for analysing urban inequalities with the main focus of the younger generation (aged 15-29).
The Atlas of Inequalities (Deliverable 1.3) summarizes the main social inequality tendencies in Europe, with a special focus on the urban young adults. The analysis was carried out for the years 2007/2008; 2012 and 2018, which provide us information about inequalities just before and shortly after the economic crisis and then the latest data enables us to see how countries recovered from the crisis with regard to socio-economic inequalities. For the analysis the EU Study on income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) and Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) were used. Besides analysing the indicators on the national level, the analysis was carried out on NUTS1 or NUTS2 regions, where data was available.
The Framework Study on Inequalities (Deliverable 1.4) identifies and shortly describes the drivers of inequalities in the context they occur: different governance levels, in different domains (housing, employment, education). In addition an urban typology was created based on the potential linkage of social cohesion (measured by a complex equity index and a labour market exclusion index) and economic competitiveness (measured by innovation index, productivity, globalization and population change). The Metropolitan Areas database was used for this analysis, providing comparable data for the years of 2017/2018 in 110 metropolitan areas.
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