Nuffield DPhil wins Horowitz Foundation Award 2024

06 Jun 24

Nuffield DPhil wins Horowitz Foundation Award 2024

DPhil in Social Policy Martina Beretta receives research grant for project on inequality and social mobility

Nuffield DPhil student in Social Policy Martina Beretta is one of 20 worldwide scholars to receive a Horowitz Foundation grant [link] in 2024 for social policy research.

Martina’s project – entitled ‘The "Great Gatsby Curve" in Europe: Is there a (inverse) relationship between inequality and social mobility?’ – will assess the association between socioeconomic inequality and intergenerational social mobility and its underlying mechanisms. She will use new methods and models to interrogate Eurostat’s large-sample datasets to develop a new measure of inequality and estimate mobility.

On receiving her award, Martina thanked her supervisor, Erzsébet Bukodi, “for her invaluable support during my entire DPhil journey”.

The Horowitz Foundation was established in 1997 to support policy research by emerging scholars working on contemporary issues in social science. The foundation has granted awards annually since 1999 to doctoral students working on policy-related research.

On this year’s awards, Chairman Ayse Akincigil said: “The Foundation’s Trustees consider these proposals to be particularly strong and vibrant examples of how policy research can help meet the challenges of today’s complex society.”