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Life Course Analysis

Oct 26 2021 - Oct 27 2021

Life Course Analysis


The life course approach has made a lasting impact on the social sciences. It provides a dynamic perspective on individual lives, which are seen as evolving processes shaped by critical transitions. Moreover, the approach stresses the embeddedness of individual life courses in socioeconomic and cultural contexts. This perspective has been highly influential across many disciplines, and it has spawned a rich and fast-evolving literature. The main goal of this event is to bring together researchers to present and discuss recent developments in life course analysis and to contribute to advancing the field.



20 minutes in total per talk, 12-13 minutes for presentation, 7-8 minutes of discussion. Online participation: Online participation will be open to everyone. If you would like to participate virtually please send an email to with your name and your affiliation.



Tuesday, October 26

  • 9:00-10:30 Keynote A. Fasang
  • 11:00-12:20 Session: Internal and international migration
  • 13:30-14:50 Session: Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • 15:20-16:40 Session: Health and mortality

Wednesday, October 27

  • 9:00-10:30 Keynote L. Leopold
  • 11:00-12:20 Session: Family and fertility
  • 13:30-14:50 Session: Theory and methods
  • 15:20-16:40 Session: Work and inequality

(All times are local Rostock time: CEST/UTC+2)


Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Theoretical perspectives, methodological innovations, and empirical applications
Rostock and Online