Conference on Life Course Analysis

26-27 October 2021 in Rostock (Germany) and/or online.

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, the International Max Planck Research School ‚Population, Health, Data Science‘ and the Academy of Sociology are organising the following conference:

Life Course Analysis
Theoretical perspectives, methodological innovations, and empirical applications

The life course approach has made a lasting impact on the social sciences. It provides a dynamicperspective on individual lives, which are seen as evolving processes shaped by critical transitions. Moreover, the approach stresses the embeddedness of individual life courses in socioeconomic and cultural contexts. This perspective has been highly influential across many disciplines, and it has spawned a rich andfast-evolving literature.

The main goal of this event is to bring together researchers to present and discuss recent developments in life course analysis and to contribute to advancing the field. This includes (1) theoretical perspectives on the life course; (2) methodological innovations in quantitative methods and qualitative methods; and (3) empirical applications of the life course approach from across the social sciences and beyond, including studies on health, families, labor markets, and migration.

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts of original research papers. The submission deadline is 31 May 2021. Get more information from the call for papers.