Register now for the Second Swiss Longitudinal Data Fair !

décembre 13, 2018

Second Swiss Longitudinal Data Fair, February 14, 2019, University of Lausanne Searching for the right longitudinal data for your doctoral work or new research project? This one-day event will include presentations and posters on various major Swiss longitudinal surveys in the social sciences, including TREE, the Swiss Household Panel, SHARE, CoCon and the LABB of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office […]

The special issue on the 2015 Swiss Elections is out now !

décembre 11, 2018

This special issue brings together a large variety of contributions dealing with party choice, political attitudes and the dynamics of electoral campaigns in Switzerland. The articles in this volume address central issues of the literature dealing with the two-dimensional structure of political competition, take up key questions of the dynamics of election campaigns, and finally echo a large interest for […]

Does Separation Affect Party Preferences?

décembre 6, 2018

In a recently published article based on SHP data, Marieke Voorpostel, Hilde Coffe, and Ursina Kuhn show that separation from marital and cohabiting relationships has an impact on political party preferences. As the SHP follows households over time, they could take a dynamic approach, following couples over time and through separation. Their study shows that partnered individuals are more likely […]

New article: The (In)stability of Voters’ Perceptions of Competence and Associative Issue Ownership: The Role of Media Campaign Coverage

décembre 6, 2018

Check out the new article by Anke Tresch, project director of the Swiss Election Study Selects at FORS & Alexandra Feddersen « The (In)stability of Voters’ Perceptions of Competence and Associative Issue Ownership: The Role of Media Campaign Coverage » in the T&F Journal Political Communication. The full article can be viewed here:

Un nouveau rapport examine l’attitude des Russes à l’égard du bien-être

novembre 30, 2018

Lisez le rapport récemment publié par Michael Ochsner et Laura Ravazzini (FORS, Suisse), Wim van Oorschot et Dimitri Gugushvili (KU Leuven, Belgique), Marcel Fink et Peter Grand (IHS, Autriche) et Orsolya Lelkes (Centre européen, Autriche) sur le bien-être russe contre le bien-être européen. La première de deux nouvelles publications basées sur les données de l’Enquête sociale européenne (ESS) a été […]

Une retraite…ça se prépare …

novembre 30, 2018

Une retraite…ça se prépare ! Regardez la vidéo tournée avec nos collègues FORS de SHARE Suisse dans le cadre du projet Vieillissement en bonne santé et participation sociale des seniors en Suisse : enjeux et opportunités de la Fondation Leenaards.  

Comprendre les dynamiques sociales: 20 ans de Panel suisse de ménages

novembre 20, 2018

En 2019, le Panel suisse de ménages célébrera ses 20 ans. À cette occasion, nous sollicitons des contributions pour un numéro anniversaire de la Revue suisse de sociologie. Les contributions devraient se concentrer sur les dynamiques sociales et faire usage du caractère longitudinal des données de panel. Éditeurs·trices invité·es: Robin Tillmann (Centre de compétences suisse en sciences sociales FORS), […]

Un prix “Qualité de vie 65+” 2018 a été décerné par la Fondation Leenaards à l’équipe SHARE

novembre 16, 2018

Un prix « Qualité de vie 65+ » 2018 a été décerné par la Fondation Leenaards à Jürgen Maurer, Professeur d’économie à la Faculté des HEC de l’Université de Lausanne et à Alberto Holly, Professeur honoraire au sein de la même faculté ainsi qu’à Carmen Borrat-Besson, Simon Seiler et Sarah Vilpert, collaborateurs scientifiques FORS. Ce prix leur est décerné pour leur projet […]

Call for papers: 20 years of the Swiss Household Panel

novembre 1, 2018

10th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland: 20 years of the Swiss Household Panel. The special anniversary edition of the 10th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland will inclucde plenary sessions (keynote speakers to be announced), thematic sessions and a poster session. The thematic sessions cover a variety of topics, such as health and well-being, education […]

Final release of ISSP 2016 (Role of Government V) published

octobre 26, 2018

The ISSP team at the GESIS Data Archive is glad to announce the publication of the final release of the international ISSP 2016 Role of Government V data file, including data from Switzerland and 34 other ISSP member countries worldwide. Data access is offered online via the GESIS Data Catalogue (DBK, study number ZA6900) at: Overview information on this […]

FORS a célébré son dixième anniversaire. Perspectives sur les débuts de FORS

septembre 20, 2018

Le 12 septembre 2018, FORS a célébré son 10e anniversaire avec le symposium « L’avenir de la collecte de données en sciences sociales ». Voici un aperçu de l’histoire impressionnante de FORS avec la présentation « The Long and Winding Road that led to FORS » par le directeur fondateur Prof. Dr. Peter Farago. La présentation  

Social Dynamics in Swiss Society

septembre 18, 2018

Edited by Robin Tillmann, Marieke Voorpostel, and Peter Farago, this book uses longitudinal data from the Swiss Household Panel to zoom in on continuity and change in the life course. It is open access and describes how the lives of the Swiss population have changed in terms of health, family circumstances, work, political participation, and migration over the last sixteen […]

Senior Software Engineer (80-100%)

septembre 18, 2018

Are you an enthusiastic, talented and experienced software engineer, at ease with the latest web technologies and OOP? Are you willing to take a role in the design and implementation of the next generation of web applications and infrastructures to be used by different research communities and to learn about social science and other research domains? Then join FORS IT […]

Households and financial difficulties

août 19, 2018

Hard times. How do Households Cope with Financial Difficulties? Based on six waves of the Swiss Household Panel (2010-2015), Piotr Białowolski investigates in his study the impact of debt arrears and various consequential compensatory actions on self-reported satisfaction with life and the financial situation. The study confirmed that severe debt problems disproportionally affected self-reported satisfaction measures. Responses to arrears, if representing likely long-term […]

State institutions and social trust among Swiss citizens

août 10, 2018

Social trust has typically been considered a deep-seated, thus stable, disposition. However, in accordance with institutional theory, a recent finding provides strong evidence for a causal influence of trust in state institutions on social trust Denmark, indicating that trust in other people might be malleable through the quality of state institutions. However, it remains unclear whether this finding can be […]