SHARE, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, is a research infrastructure for studying the effects of health, social, economic and environmental policies over the life-course of European citizens and beyond. In Switzerland, SHARE is conducted by FORS and the UNIL.
Are you currently working with social science data you got from FORS? Or are you planning to do so in the next few months? Then consider submitting your paper and get the chance to win up to 1’000 CHF.
Lamprecht & Stamm conducted a study on the impact of the pandemic on volunteering on behalf of the Migros Culture Percentage and with data from the FORS COVID19-MOSAiCH study.
The next SHP Workshop which will be held at the University of Lausanne on June 7- 10, 2022. Consult the programme and register until May 31, 2022.
Wave 22 contains the two modules “Social participation” and “Political behavior and values” and three new questions on “feelings towards LGBTIQ+ individuals”.
We have just published our Annual Report 2021. See what we do for the social sciences in Switzerland and abroad. Editorial by FORS Director, Prof. Georg Lutz, on “Research through research infrastructures”.
SWISSUbase replaces the original FORSbase for the social sciences. The objective of SWISSUbase is to ensure that research data and metadata across different disciplines are preserved and accessible for the long-term.
The programme of the 26th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano is out now. Registration is open.
The second SHARE Corona Survey re-interviewed respondents of the first SHARE Corona Survey enabling to study changes between the start of the pandemic and the situation one year later in a cross-national perspective.
The data and documentation on this release can be downloaded on SWISSUbase.
The latest FORS Guides, written by experts, discuss the legal considerations for research in Switzerland, replication in the social sciences and representativeness of surveys and its analysis.
A new article provides an overview of the SHP – focusing on the survey’s key design features, content, data collection and adjustments, possibilities for cross-national comparisons, data use and accomplishments.
Help us by signing a support letter to show that this program is relevant to the whole Swiss research community.
The ISSP is glad to announce the publication of a second partial data release of the ISSP 2019 Social Inequality V (ZA7600_v2.0.0), including data from Switzerland and 21 other countries.
CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Director, starting in March 2022.
SHARE data reveals which factors influence the willingness for vaccination across Europe. MOSAiCH discusses the case for Switzerland.
FORS (representing Switzerland) was elected by the General Assembly of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) to provide the secretariat for the next term (2021-2024).
Sandrine Morel from the University of Lausanne has created a new household typology that takes account of the diversity in Swiss families (single parents, unmarried parents, blended families).
A new cumulated MOSAiCH COVID-19 dataset, including the three COVID-19 panel waves fielded from spring 2020 to spring 2021, is now available on FORSbase.
We are happy to announce the release of the MOSAiCH/ISSP 2020 data on Environment and related topics, fielded in spring 2020.
FORS and the HETSL have published a report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the semi-lockdown in spring 2020 on the living conditions of households in Switzerland.
FORS is delighted that Professor Peter Farago, Founding Director of FORS, has been elected as new honorary member by the Assembly of Delegates of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS).
This edition includes thematic sessions covering a wide variety of topics: health & well-being, education & labour market, families, migration, politics & attitudes.
We are happy to announce the pre-release of the EVS Trend File 1981-2017. This file is constructed from the five EVS waves and covers almost 40 years. In altogether 159 surveys, more than 223.000 respondents from 48 countries/regions were interviewed.