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Call for Papers: 19th Conference of the European Divorce Research Network


For about two decades, the members of the European Network for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce have organized annual conferences to discuss research on the causes, consequences, and contexts of divorce, relationship dissolution, remarriage, and marital conflicts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will be held in a digital format. It is organized collaboratively by junior scholars from the University of Konstanz in Germany, the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) in Belgium, and the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED, Autonomous University of Barcelona) in Spain.

We especially invite papers on:

  • Causes, Consequences, and Contexts of Union Dissolutions as well as Remarriage
  • Micro-level Dynamics of Separation Processes, Relationship Quality, and Couple Conflicts

Given the timeliness of the topic, we also encourage submissions on:

  • Tensions in Partnership and Family Lives during the COVID-19 pandemic

We welcome papers from a sociological, demographic, psychological, economic, social policy, or an interdisciplinary perspective.

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Andrew Cherlin
  • Prof. Daniele Vignoli
  • Prof. Elizabeth Thomson

Please submit a short abstract (max. 200 words) and an extended abstract (2-3 pages with max. 2000 words) via the link on our conference website:

The submission deadline is April 30, 2021. All submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee. Authors will be notified until July 1, 2021. Abstracts that are not accepted for oral presentation might be included in the poster session.

Contact and general information:

  • Ariane Bertogg (divorceconference2021 [at]

Organizing committee:

  • Ariane Bertogg: ariane.bertogg [at]
  • Damiano Uccheddu: damiano.uccheddu [at]
  • Maike van Damme: mvandamme [at]

For  more  information  on  the  European  Network  for  the  Sociological  and Demographic Study of Divorce visit its website: