SLLS International Conference ‘Education and the Life Course’

**Call for Papers & Symposia**

SLLS International Conference

‘Education and the Life Course: Determinants and Consequences of Unequal Educational Opportunities’

      5 – 8 October 2016*

Bamberg, Germany

   Submission deadline – 31 March 2016

(*Optional pre-conference workshop on the 5th October, with the main conference starting on 6th)

Although the overall conference theme will focus on the determinants and consequences of unequal education in the life course, 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; 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:

1. 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.

2. An individual paper for oral presentation for which an abstract of no more than 300 words is required.*

3. 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 presented as posters. )


2016 Conference Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Sabine Weinert (University of Bamberg, Germany)

Prof. Jeylan Mortimer (University of Minnesota, USA)

Prof. Hans-Peter Blossfeld (European University Institute, Italy)




Deadline for submissions 31 March 2016. All contributors will be notified of the conference committee’s decision by 31 May 2016

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