Call for Papers

›Intergenerational Inequalities and the Contemporary Family Setup‹

Deadline: July 31st, 2022

The conference on Intergenerational Inequalities and the Contemporary Family Setup aims to build knowledge on the causes and consequences of intergenerational inequalities, focusing on the individual and societal factors along with the interactions between them. In addition, life course changes, especially values and norms, play an important role for young people and their families. Changing life courses, such as migration, play a role in the life of every individual, but also have an impact on social cohesion and the welfare state. Moreover the conference seeks to answer questions on what challenges these inequalities pose for modern families as well as the family members, contributing to the debate around how family structures and peoples’ views about them have changed in recent decades. 

Thus, the conference seeks to provide a space for interdisciplinary scientific discussion among researchers from different parts of the world. It will be enriched by the participation of keynote speakers with exceptional expertise in the area, and opening the opportunity for early-career researchers to share their work and contribute to the field.

High-quality research projects from doctoral or post-doctoral researchers from the field of interdisciplinary social sciences that address these or other relevant dimensions of the topic will be taken under consideration. Abstracts (in English) between 300 - 500 words should be sent by July, 31st to: inequalities-conference2022(at)

The conference sessions will take place on the 21st and 22nd of November at Haus der Wissenschaft, Bremen. Participation is possible both in-person and online. The conference will be held in English. We offer 12 positions for paper presentations. No conference fees are required. Funding is available for face-to-face participants, including 150 euro/person for travel and accommodation costs, plus free meals.