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Family and Children

General Information With this call for papers, we invite researchers in the field of family sciences (e. g. sociology, political science, economics, psychology, education) to actively participate in one of the sessions by presenting a paper during the symposium at the 5th European Congress of Family Science. [...]
This volume provides readers with recent sociological approaches to family understanding, theorising and practices within the context of continuities and change, both across generations and during individual life courses. The contributors uniquely investigate the friction between persisting family needs and changing circumstances, between holding on to traditional family norms and adapting to fast-changing demands. [...]
This review introduces the background to and issues at stake in promoting equal partnerships in families in Germany.  It encourages German policy makers to build on the important reforms since the mid-2000s to enable both fathers and mothers to have careers and children, and urges families to “dare to share”. To those ends it places Germany’s experience in an international comparison, and draws from the experience in, for example, France and the Nordic countries which have longstanding policies to support work-life balance and strengthen gender equality. [...]
Whether considered from an American or a European perspective, the past four decades have seen family life become increasingly complex. Changing Family Dynamics and Demographic Evolution examines the various stages of change through the image of a kaleidoscope, providing new insights into the field of family dynamics and diversity. [...]
This issue defines vulnerability as a key interdisciplinary concept for understanding life trajectories. Moreover, it develops a life course framework to study vulnerability along three structuring axes of research: multidimensionality, multilevel, and multidirectionality. [...]
Demographer Tomáš Sobotka and Sociologist Felix Tropf were honoured for their outstanding research work at the 6th Berlin Demography Forum. [...]
This open access book provides an overview of childlessness throughout Europe. It offers a collection of papers written by leading demographers and sociologists that examine contexts, causes, and consequences of childlessness in countries throughout the region.The book features data from all over Europe. It specifically highlights patterns of childlessness in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland. [...]
On 13–17 March 2017, jointly with the Collegio Carlo Alberto and NASP, the ECSR will organize a Spring School: The intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status and inequality: patterns and mechanisms. Collegio Carlo Alberto, Via Real Collegio 30, Moncalieri (Turin), Italy [...]
The Research Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (CLLS) will be hosting the 15th  Meeting of the European Network for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce. The conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on 5th-7th October. The conference will start on the morning of the 5th, and ends on the afternoon of the 7th. The conference venue is located in the heart of Antwerp, close to public transport and hotels. There is no conference fee; participants only cover their own travel and lodging expenses. [...]
The workshop "Joint welfare and self-interest in families: Striking a balance between the individual, the family, and the community" is organised by a team from the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS and the NCCR LIVES at the University of Lausanne in the framework of the Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association, which will take place from 21 to 23 June 2017 in Zurich. Deadline for submission is February 25. [...]

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