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Economic crises, social inequalities and social policies


University of Trento, Department of Sociology

The 2013 Spring Meeting of the RC28

The Spring meeting of the Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociological Association (ISA) will be held at the University of Trento (Italy), May 16-18, 2013.

Selected papers cover topics relevant to social stratification and mobility, as well as to the main theme of the conference, “Economic Crises, Social Inequalities and Social Policies”. The theme is broadly conceived to cover analyses of the impact of economic crises on different forms of social inequality, as well as policy evaluation studies on the potential of welfare, labor market and educational interventions to contrast social inequalities.

The provisional programme is available in the download box.
The participation to the conference is reserved to members of the RC28.


The regular fee for the conference is 100 euros; the fee for doctoral students and scholars from developing countries is 50 euros.


Social event - infos & booking

For more information and booking procedure regarding the Social Event held on Sunday  May 19, 2013 please contact Rivatour directly via email. Your guests are welcome! Please just mention it on your email; thank you.

Is is a full day tour starting around 9 am, till 6pm. 
Just 40 km separate Riva del Garda from Trento, over vineyards and small lakes, including the enchanting Toblino. Riva del Garda is one of the best known towns on the lake Garda and boasts an exquisite setting between Mount Brione and Mount Rocchetta on the northern shore. A guided walking tour in the old town centre takes in its picturesque side street, medieval town gates and the charming harbor. Then a small cruise on the lake and you reach Limone on the west side of the lake characterized by a historic district with old houses, narrow alleys and marinas framed by a lush vegetation. We will then continue towards Malcesine which is located on the opposite shore. Clustered around the towering Scaligero Castle and the historic Palazzo dei Capitani, it has kept intact its old medieval origins. Return to Trento in the afternoon.
Participation fee €50 per person; included in the fee: transport, tour guide, and boat ride.




Local organizing committee: C. Barone, A. Schizzerotto, P. Barbieri

Scientific committee: S. Scherer, G. Argentin, M. Triventi, R. Guetto, G. Cutuli, T. Nazio, F. Bernardi, I. Bison, G. Ballarino, M. Albertini, D. Azzolini, R. Bozzon


May 16-18, 2013: the Conference of RC28 in Trento



For questions on organizational matters, please contact:

Organizing secretariat
Communication and Events service-University of Trento

via Verdi, 53 - 38122 Trento (Italy)
ph:+39 0461 283288-1809-3126
fax:+39 0461 282899

For questions on scientific matters, please contact:

Local organizing committee