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Felix TROPF (University of Oxford) – "Using genetic data for social science research"

June 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Sociology Seminar: Thursdays

Time: 14:00 am – 15:30 pm
Date: 19th of June 2018 exceptionnaly  tuesday
Place: Room 3105, ENSAE.
Felix TROPF (University of Oxford) – “Using genetic data for social science research
Abstract :
With the advent of molecular genetic data and complementary analyses techniques, it becomes possible to integrate DNA into social science research and to ask new research questions for the very first time. In this talk, I will give an overview of new insights we can draw given these opportunities. I will discuss genetic discovery (GWAS) for social science outcomes such as educational attainment and fertility behaviour, give examples of genetic confounding across generations, gene-environment interaction, causal analyses using genetic information and discuss how we can answer old and persisting questions about genetic effects on social behaviour.
Organizers :
Marine HADDAD, Nicolas ROBETTE, Sander WAGNER (Laboratoire de sociologie quantitative – CREST)
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