8th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland, Lausanne

The 8th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland will take place in 2015 on June 1 and 2 at the University of Lausanne. Sessions will be dedicated to a wide variety of topics: health and quality of life, labour market and education, inequality and poverty, family gender and generations, politics and attitudes, life course analysis, ethnic minorities and migration, and survey methodology.

The Swiss Center of Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS welcomes all contributions based on longitudinal data, such as the “Swiss Household Panel” (SHP), the “Transition from Education to Employment” (TREE), the “Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe” (SHARE), the “Swiss Survey of Children and Youth” (COCON) or other longitudinal datasets.

As the SHP is a member of the Cross National Equivalent File (CNEF), FORS especially welcomes presentations comparing Switzerland with other countries participating in the CNEF. Please note that the language of the conference is English.

Deadline for abstracts for the conference is January 31, 2015.

The conference is interdisciplinary and welcomes participants from all areas of the social sciences.

Please submit your abstract to swisspanel@fors.unil.ch. Include the name, email address, and affiliations of all the authors, the name of the person who will be presenting the paper, the title of the presentation, and an abstract of around 250 (max. 500) words. Please indicate the topic to which your paper belongs.

Keynote speakers:

  • Matthijs Kalmijn (Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam)
  • Markus Prior (Associate Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University)
  • Marco Fattore (Assistant Professor of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano-Bicocca)


  • Family, gender and generations (Prof. Matthijs Kalmijn)
  • Politics and attitudes (Prof. Markus Prior)
  • Health and quality of life (Prof. Christian Suter)
  • Inequality and poverty (Dr. Robin Tillmann)
  • Labour market and education (Prof. Daniel Oesch)
  • Life course analysis (Prof. Laura Bernardi)
  • Ethnic minorities and migration (Dr. Eva Green)
  • Survey methodology (Dr. Oliver Lipps)