The LIVES Center is composed of seven major interdisciplinary research projects (IP), co-directed by professors from the Universities of Lausanne, Geneva, Fribourg and Zurich.

IP1. Meso-level and policy mechanisms of vulnerability (meso-level)
       Co-directed by Leen Vandecasteele, Jean-Michel Bonvin

IP2. Health in vulnerable groups: Patterns of resources (health)
       Co-directed by Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Daniela Jopp

IP3. Life-course mechanisms of vulnerability in old age:
       The role of multidomain reserves (ageing)
       Co-directed by Matthias Kliegel, Jürgen Maurer

IP4. Vulnerability through lack of employment:
       Firms, inequality, and job loss (employability)
       Co-directed by Daniel Oesch, Michele Pellizzari

IP5. Family ties and vulnerability processes:
       Network-wide properties, agency and life-course relational  reserves (family)
       Co-directed by Clémentine Rossier, Laura Bernardi

IP6. Gender, mobility and vulnerabilities (gender and mobility) 
       Co-directed by Nicky Le Feuvre, Eric Davoine

IP7. Resource dynamics to overcoming career and work-related vulnerabilities (career paths)
       Co-directed by Jérôme Rossier, Willibald Ruch