"Lives in Translation: Life Course Research and Social Policies" (SLLS International Conference)
The 5th annual conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) will take place from 9 to 11 October 2014 at the University of Lausanne. The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES is the local organiser. Call for papers and symposia is running until March 31.
Although the overall conference theme will focus on social policy this year, we welcome conference submissions from all areas of longitudinal and life course studies: physical, psychological, social developmental and ageing processes and functioning within and across life course stages from infancy to old age; methods and findings of cohort studies; other sources of longitudinal data such as panel studies and record linkage; international comparisons; household, and income dynamics; intergenerational transfers and returns to learning; gene-environment interactions; ‘mixed’, and comparative methods; innovative methodology in design, measurement, data management, analysis and research practice (quantitative and qualitative).
Proposals are sought for three kinds of conference presentation:
- A symposium comprising at least 3 papers to be presented in a one and a half hour session or a series of two sessions. For each symposium suggested we require an overall abstract of no more than 300 words plus an abstract of no more than 300 words for each paper. Please provide names and professional affiliations for all presenters.
- An individual paper for oral presentation for which an abstract of no more than 300 words is required.**
- A poster presentation for which an abstract of no more than 200 words is required.
** Papers which do not fit into regular sessions may be allocated to Round Table discussion groups or presented as posters.
Please submit abstracts to Cat Westlake (firstname.lastname@example.org) using the form below by March 31st 2014
More information about the conference and conference accommodation will be posted on the SLLS website as it becomes available.
The fee for conference registration will be discounted for SLLS members so please consider joining if you have not already done so! Please visit the membership pages of this website for full details and a membership form to complete on-line.
The Society’s journal, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, will be a possible outlet for the publication of conference papers.