Generations & Gender Programme: A Social Science Infrastructure for Research on Population and Family Dynamics

The University of Lausanne and FORS are currently working on the application to establish the Generations and Gender Program (GGP, (https://www.ggp-i.org) in Switzerland as part of the SWISS RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES ROADMAP 2023.

The first application step has already been completed and a more detailed application is currently under way to be submitted in early January 2022.

The GGP aims to provide high quality and cross-nationally comparable longitudinal data to answer pressing scientific and societal challenges on population and family dynamics in contemporary societies. Over time, the GGP follows respondents through transitions to adulthood, family dynamics, fertility decisions, work-life balance, well-being, and inter-generational exchanges. It then tracks the causes and consequences of these events at the individual and societal levels. As, knowledge about social change is fueled by comparative research, the inclusion of Switzerland into the European GGP is of utmost importance.

Support letter

On December 3, 50 researchers discussed the advantages and challenges of implementing the Generations and Gender Program (GGP, (https://www.ggp-i.org) in Switzerland as part of the SWISS RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES ROADMAP 2023. To show that this endeavor is relevant to the whole Swiss research community, your support is of utmost importance.
We therefore ask you to sign the below support letter which will be attached to the Swiss GGP application.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dtpQO4DhGROSNB5czXY-q5av-P8cBRGI/edit

Outline and material of the first event in December 2021

Short welcome

Keynote (Prof. Dr. Anne Gauthier, GGP, NIDI)

Challenges to monitor gender, generation and family dynamics in Switzerland

Presentation on Gender (by Prof. Dr. Marlis Buchman (UniZ)

Presentation on Generations (by Prof. Dr. Marc Szydlik (UniZ)

Presentation on Families (by Prof. Dr. Clementine Rossier (UniGE)

Round table: Taking stock –  why does Switzerland needs the GGP?

Presenters + Stephane Cotter, Andrea Mosimann (FSO),  Prof. Dr. Georg Lutz (FORS)

Final words/end of event

 

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