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Published on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 by

Summary

Transfers of economic, social and cultural resources from parents to children to a large extent are responsible for the inequalities of opportunity among children of different social origin and for the reproduction of social inequality across generations. To longstanding issues of economic disparities have recently been added important dimensions of family structure and other forms of social capital. These are the issues to be addressed by the ESF Research Conference on The Transfer of Resources across Generations: Family, Income, Human Capital and Children’s Wellbeing. The overarching goal of the conference is to develop and understand basic principles that generate these flows of resources of different kind and extent.

Announcement

Le transfert des ressources entre générations

The transfer of resources accross generations: family, income, human capital and childern's wellbeing

Closing date for applications as well as for abstracts: 30.03.2008

General information – Conference:

Transfers of economic, social and cultural resources from parents to children to a large extent are responsible for the inequalities of opportunity among children of different social origin and for the reproduction of social inequality across generations. To longstanding issues of economic disparities have recently been added important dimensions of family structure and other forms of social capital. These are the issues to be addressed by the ESF Research Conference on The Transfer of Resources across Generations: Family, Income, Human Capital and Children’s Wellbeing. The overarching goal of the conference is to develop and understand basic principles that generate these flows of resources of different kind and extent.

Sub-themes include consequences of family change for childhood resources and children's well-being; distribution of resources within households; welfare state support versus family support in the transition to adulthood; social mobility processes behind intergenerational reproduction of social position; economic transfers between generations; and income mobility across generations.

This conference will be of interest to academic and policy researchers with concerns about inequality, social welfare, family processes and child development. The format of the conference will permit interaction between representatives of different disciplines and between national experts.

The conference is explicitly organised at the European level in order to contribute to the formation of an international community of scholarship that is able to adequately treat research questions of a comparative nature. The substantive topics addressed in the proposed
conferences are topics that are and will remain part of the core of social science inquiry and which relate to central features of the present state and future development of modern societies.

General information – Location:

The conference will take place at Vadstena Klosterhotel, located in a lovely natural setting on the shores of beautiful Lake Vättern, offering comfortable accommodation in an historic environment. During the Middle Ages, Vadstena was the location of a Catholic monastery and
convent for the nuns of the Birgittine order. Today, the conference center and hotel are located for the most part in the monastery’s medieval buildings.

General information – European Science Foundation:

The ESF Research Conferences Scheme provides the opportunity for leading scientists and young researchers to meet for discussions on the most recent developments in their fields of research. It acts as a catalyst for creating new synergistic contacts throughout Europe and the rest of the world. It develops principally through the establishment of long-term partnerships between the ESF and national and international organisations, including universities.

More specific information can be found on the website.

Places

  • Vadstena Klosterhotel
    Vadstena, Kingdom of Sweden

Date(s)

  • Sunday, March 30, 2008

Keywords

  • générations, famille

Contact(s)

  • Jean Kelly
    courriel : jkelly [at] esf [dot] org

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Ellen van der Donckt
    courriel : conferences [at] esf [dot] org

To cite this announcement

« Le transfert des ressources entre générations », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, https://calenda.org/194616

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