FORS Bulletin                                        N°3/2016

Dear reader,

This is the latest issue of the online FORS Bulletin. Besides our agenda, it includes our latest news and a list of new datasets that are now available. Enjoy!

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Professor Georg Lutz is new FORS director

After the retirement of Professor Peter Farago, we are happy to announce the appointment of Professor Georg Lutz to the position of FORS Director. Georg Lutz has started his function on September 1, 2016. Consult the FORS dedicated webpage for further information.

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The Social Report 2016 to be published October 4, 2016

Based on systematically prepared data and indicators, the Social Report 2016 provides information about the current status and development trends in Swiss society. This issue focuses on wellbeing: How satisfied are the Swiss with their social living conditions and their financial situation? Does religion still play a role in the search for a meaningful life? What impact do social developments such as the rise in divorce rates have on the wellbeing of the affected people? Does political participation make people happy? Are impoverished people less satisfied with life than the wealthy? Does increasing mobility in work and leisure time have a positive or negative effect on wellbeing?

The Social Report is published in English, French and German. The publication can be purchased at SEISMO Verlag.
Detailed information on previous editions of the social report can be retrieved from the following website: http://socialreport.ch/

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Inaugural Jowell-Kaase prize winner

Dr. Carolin Rapp was awarded the inaugural Jowell-Kaase Early Career Researcher Prize for her paper: 'Is It All the Same? Forms of Racial Prejudice, their Origins and Consequences reconsidered'. This prize was awarded to Dr. Rapp for the first time at the 3rd International ESS Conference, that was hosted by FORS and held at the University of Lausanne from 13-15 July.

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