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Job description The University of Lausanne (UNIL) promotes learning, research and living and hosts 14,100 students and nearly 3,800 collaborators, professors, and researchers. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities. [...]
Against the background of the increase in family dissolution and the corresponding rise of single-person and lone-parent households, Thomas et al. (2017) explore moves related to separation among families with children. Using British Household Panel Survey data, they show that significant gender differences exist, with fathers more likely to leave the family home than mothers, and mothers less likely to give up being close to family when starting a new cohabiting relationship. [...]
Full professor or Associate professor in the sociology of stratification and/or social mobility   Expected start date in position : 2018-08-01 Contract length : 6 years, renewable Activity rate: 100% Your responsibilities Teaching (25%) Three hours teaching a week of throughout the year (84 hours in total) in the areas of specialisation, according to study programme requirements. The post-holder will also supervise Master’s and PhD dissertations. Research (50%) [...]
How income and previous relationships influence the likelihood of repartnering
Increasing divorce and separation rates among couples make repartnering an important factor to understand the dynamics of partnership formation today. Using register data from Belgium, Inge Pasteels and Dimitri Mortelmans (2017) from the University of Antwerp, explore how economic resources and an individual’s previous union influence the likelihood of finding a new partner. Thereby, they contribute to existing literature about socioeconomic determinants of repartnering in two ways: (1) they compare the economic determinants of repartnering for divorcees with those of former cohabiters; (2) they elaborate on the concept of economic resources by considering two dimensions of income in a time-varying way –  amount of income and composition of income (from labour, unemployment benefits or integration income). [...]
Exploring sub-national effects on socio-demographic phenomena with European Social Survey data
CPC's Dr Agnese Vitali and Dr Bruno Arpino of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra will be holding an ESS ERIC Academic Workshop from 18 - 19 January 2018 at the University of Southampton. [...]
Relationship between subjective well-being and fertility for men and women in rural Ethiopia
Why are poor regions still accompanied by high fertility rates? In a new study published in Demography, Pierluigi Conzo, Giulia Fuochi and Letizia Mencarini examined the relationship between life satisfaction and fertility in rural Ethiopia. The study is based on data from the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, a longitudinal dataset. [...]
Economic consequences of career breaks by gender and age
To better understand the consequences of career breaks within the scope of governmental schemes to support a better work-life balance, research so far has mainly focused on the effects of parental leave for women and gender gaps in wage differentials. Mortelmans and Frans (2017) go beyond these shortcomings by examining the impact of career breaks on the income of both men and women, and across the life course. [...]
In a joint appointment procedure, the University of Bamberg and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories would like to fill the vacancy of the position of the Head of Department “Research Data Center and Method Development” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories and the Professorship (W3) for Survey Statistics and Data Analysis at the earliest possible date as a non-tenured employee with a contract initially limited to five years.   [...]
Expected Duration of Assignment: July-December 2017 (25 working days) Scope of work: UNFPA and OHCHR is looking for an International Consultant who jointly with the National Consultant will improve the capacities of the National Bureau of Statistics in developing and applying the methodology for analyzing the data on disability from the 2014 PHC. In order to achieve the expected results, the following Objectives are to be accomplished: [...]
, The research program funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is jointly organized by the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH). In 2017, the programme promotes visiting research fellowships in France and Germany for researchers from both countries for a period from one to six months. The main focus of the cooperation is the critical evaluation of key societal changes. [...]