Life Course and Family Dynamics in a Comparative Perspective

Principal Investigator: John Ermisch

Summary

This ESRC supported project, Life Course and Family Dynamics in a Comparative Perspective is a cross - national study involving partners from China, the Netherlands and Germany as well as the UK. The UK project is led by two principal investigators: Prof. Tak Wing Chan (Warwick) and Prof John Ermisch (Oxford).

 

A primary objective is to compare the dynamics of changes over the life course at four key stages: (1) child development and schooling; (2) the transition to adulthood; (3) security, insecurity and well - being in midlife; and (4) intergenerational support in later life. The research focus of the UK team is part 3, midlife security, insecurity and well - being. In addition, an equally important aim of the project is the creation of a harmonised, documented longitudinal dataset for the four countries.

 

Funding Provider

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Funding Awarded: 28-Jan-2015

Duration of Funding: 36