António Firmino da Costa
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António Firmino da Costa ( PhD in Sociology. Full Professor (retired) of the Department of Sociology of the Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon. Member of the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte). Editor of the scientific journal Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas. Member of the Advisory Board of the Portuguese Sociological Association (APS). Member of the Scientific Council of the Inequality Observatory (OD). Member of the Advisory Board of the Portuguese Observatory on Cultural Activities (OPAC). Founding member of the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES) (1985), the Portuguese Sociological Association (APS) (1985), the scientific journal Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas (1986), and the Inequality Observatory (OD) (2008). He was Editor of the scientific journal Sociologia Problemas e Práticas (1995-2000), President and Scientific Coordinator of CIES (2000-2006), Vice-Rector for Research of ISCTE-IUL (2010-2013), Director of the Inequality Observatory (OD) (2008-2016), member of the Standing Committee of the General Council of ... [ver mais]
Educational Qualifications
Licenciate in Sociologia, ISCTE, in 1981
PhD in Sociologia, ISCTE, in 1999
Aggregation in Sociologia, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, in 2011
Research Fields
Social Inequality, Science and Society, Literacy and Education, Urban Cultures and Cultural Identities, Methodology and Epistemology of the Social Sciences, Sociologists’ Profession and Ethics
Research Groups
Knowledge Society, Competences and Communication

Inquérito Socioeconómico aos Estudantes do Ensino Superior em Portugal – EUROSTUDENT VII

Memória das Ciências Sociais em Portugal

Follow-up and analysis of PICCLE (Intervention Plan Competent Citizens in Reading and Writing)

Socioeconomic Survey of Higher Education Students in Portugal in 2017

Social Inequalities: Portugal and Europe

Dialogues of scientists and citizens

PROCLEU: Social Classes and Inequalities in Contemporary European Society

Looking in to the future: effects of the crisis on the reconfiguration of income and consumption of middle class families in Portugal

The Network Society in Portugal: a Decade of Transition

The Integration of PhD Researchers into Research Units: Hosting Conditions, Forms of Integration, Expectations for the Future

Estudantes do Ensino Superior e Empréstimos com Garantia Mútua

Leitura, Escola e Sociedade: Estudos de Avaliação do Plano Nacional de Leitura

Observatório das Desigualdades

Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) - Portugal

Cientistas Sociais de Países de Língua Portuguesa: Histórias de Vida

Learning to Learn

The Economic Value of The Portuguese Language

The awardees of Gulbenkian’s Stimulus for Research Program

Students and their Trajectories in Higher Education: Success and Attrition, Factors and Processes, Fostering Best Practices

Evaluation Study of the National Reading Plan

Eurostudent 2005

Life Patterns: Profiles and Trends in Contemporary Portuguese Society.

The Modernization of Social Structures: Social Recomposition, New Values, Emerging Protagonisms

Competitiveness and Social Exclusion: the Metropolitan Areas of Lisboa and Porto

Recent Publications
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