Family configurations and the life course
IP208 (former IP8)
Project leader: Clémentine Rossier
The nuclear family, particularly within marriage, has been regarded for a long time as a resilient group against expectations, constraints and hazards stemming from the social context. The pluralisation of life courses has, however, made families change, becoming more diverse and less predictable. IP8 in the first phase of the NCCR LIVES focused on the impact of non-normative events on conjugal quality and conjugal permanence.
During the second phase (2015-2018), IP208 expands the research issues by doing research on family ambivalence and family conflicts as life stressors in their own right, and by considering family forms beyond couples living and parenting together. Because the diversity of family and personal configurations needs to be understood in a comparative perspective across countries, IP208 will support the development of new tools and data collections worldwide.
In order to analyse non-standard family forms and their link to vulnerability, IP208 uses data from the Survey on families and generations, which the Swiss Federal Statistical Office conducted in 2013.
During Phase 1 (2011-2014), this project was entitled "Critical events and family configurations" (IP8)
Prof. Laura Bernardi, Prof. Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Prof. Dominique Joye, Prof. Eric Widmer
Dr. Gaëlle Aeby, Dr. Boris Cheval, Dr. Olga Ganjour, Dr. Jacques-Antoine Gauthier, Dr. Myriam Girardin, Dr. Eva Nada, Dr. Gina Potarca, Dr. Marlène Sapin, Dr. Gil Viry, Dr. Marieke Voorpostel
Dorian Kessler, Ornella Larenza, Sabrina Roduit
Aude Michel, Stefan Sieber, Martina von Arx, Marie-Eve Zufferey
News published on IP208
- Symposium on the Family supports natural caregivers, the poor relations in social policy
- Poverty in childhood has long-term effects on health, especially among women
- “How Does the Internet Change Modern Romance?”, a new research project will unveil
- Families that do not ask for or obtain assistance are a ticking time bomb
- Workshop "Ambivalences, vulnerability and life course: potentials, gaps and challenges"
- Family dynamics and the changing landscape of shared custody in Europe: workshop in Lausanne
- The NCCR LIVES commits 700,000 CHF in three new projects on health and ageing
- Children have a life outside of school and family time. How should it be organised?
- A young "LIVES" author wins award for a paper on single parenthood and health
- Kids and workload are worse than illness for couples, but things get better at retirement
- "Healthy lives: technologies, policies and experiences": ESHMS 16th biennal congress in Geneva
- Osmosis between social and life sciences proceeds in a book on health trajectories
- Eric Widmer, new co-director of NCCR LIVES: "I grew up with interdisciplinarity"
- How the AIDS virus taught them to live: "ordinary" women with extraordinary trajectories
- Book Review: Gendered life courses. Levy, R., & Widmer, E. D. in Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 2014 Volume 5 Issue 1 Pp 93 – 94
- Being a childless woman is not an easy experience
- Public lectures on vulnerabilities at the University of Geneva
- For women, to stop working has an impact on the couple relationship