SLLS International Conference: ‘Life Courses in Cross-National Comparison: Similarities and Differences’

Call for Papers & Symposia

SLLS International Conference

‘Life Courses in Cross-National Comparison: Similarities and Differences’

Dublin, Ireland

18 – 21 October 2015 (dates include pre-conference workshop on 18th October)

 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Prof. Richard Layte -Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Ireland

Prof. Rainer Silbereisen – Center for Applied Developmental Science (CADS), Germany

Prof. Elizabeth Cooksey – Ohio State University, USA

 

Although the overall conference theme will focus on life courses in cross-national comparison 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:

  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 allocated to Round Table discussion groups or presented as posters.

 

Submitting abstracts:

 SYMPOSIUM: to submit your symposium abstracts please click here and complete the online form

INDIVIDUAL PAPER: to submit your paper abstract please click here and complete the online form

POSTER: to submit your poster abstract please click here and complete the online form

 

Deadline for abstract submissions – March 31st 2015

All contributors will be notified of the conference committee’s decision by May 31st 2015.

Further information about the conference and conference accommodation will be posted on this 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 page of this website for full details.

The Society’s Journal, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, will be a possible outlet for the publication of conference papers.