Project workshop: Family life in transition – a longitudinal study of family life in Denmark.

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This symposium reports recent findings from a longitudinal study of family life in Denmark. The study is based on a representative panel of inhabitants in Denmark, born 1968 (N=989). Two waves of data were collected, using a structured survey questionnaire. The first wave was collected in 2003, the second wave was collected in 2014. The aim is to study the impact of ongoing societal modernization and individualization on family life. The research focus is on the relationship between individuality and communality in everyday family life. The specific role of welfare state institutions, work-life and different modes of relating between family members and across generations, households and social networks is investigated. The approach is social psychological, following Asplund (1983) and Dencik (2005) theories focusing on the mutual interaction and interdependence between the individual and the social. This project was also informed by theories of family practices (Morgan 1996), post-familial family (Beck-Gernsheim 1998) and a concept of network family (Bäck-Wiklund & Johansson 2003) The symposium will comprise an overall introduction to the project followed by three individual papers, each focusing on different elements in the social life of families living in radically modern conditions. The first paper analyses what contributes to continuity and stability over time in families. The second paper analyses transformations over time with respect to intergenerational and kinship relationships. The third paper analyses the interactions of the individual’s work-life and family life over time
Periode31 aug. 2016
PlaceringDortmund , TysklandVis på kort
Grad af anerkendelseInternational