Changing Family Life in Denmark

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This paper will discuss the relevance of individualization theory for family studies. I will draw on both qualitative and quantitative empirical data (n=16/10, N=1003/438) from a longitudinal study of continuity and change in Danish family life (Dencik, Jørgensen, & Sommer, 2008; Westerling, 2008, 2018). This comprises three waves of data production (2003/2004, 2014, 2018). I will outline the key tenants in the theoretical point of departure and present interview data as a way into the discussion about how individualization theory may inform empirical data analysis and better our understanding of contemporary family life.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date30 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2018
EventSignificant others, intimacy and the Nordic welfare state - Hotel Admiral, København, Denmark
Duration: 29 Nov 201830 Nov 2018
Conference number: 4


ConferenceSignificant others, intimacy and the Nordic welfare state
LocationHotel Admiral
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