The reduction of inequalities is of crucial importance for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all, as formulated in the tenth sustainable development goal of the United Nations.
This PhD project (which is part of the ERC Starting Grant project “Genes, Policy, and Social Inequality”) aims to (i) show theoretically how heritability studies –despite earlier firm rejections of this position – can be informative for policies aiming to reduce socio-economic inequalities, and (ii) analyze empirically how policy changes can ameliorate socio-economic inequalities in terms of education, occupational status, and income.
Their PhD projects are fully funded salaried positions with a duration of 4 or 5 years (depending on pre-education), meaning that appointed PhD candidates are employees of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). The salary for a PhD-employee (promovendus) starts at €2.395,- gross per month in the first year, increasing up to €3.061,- in the last year. In addition, the EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, along with 41 paid leave days in case of full-time employment.
- A (Research) Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the PhD project
- Excellent study results
- Strong and explicit interest and motivation for scientific research
- Strong background in economics, econometrics, or behavioural genetics.
- Excellent command of English (minimum CEFR C1)
- Candidates are selected on the basis of their CVs, motivation, academic references, and interview(s) with potential supervisors.
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Netherlands › Rotterdam
01 May 2021