European Research Council
The ERC is established by the European Commission and funded through the EU 7th Research Framework Programme
General field of the research
Life course consequences of demographic change
- To advance knowledge and understanding of the life course consequences of new demographic behaviour, including leaving home, cohabitation, out-of-wedlock childbearing (i.e. single motherhood), divorce, remarriage and step-families.
- To apply, develop and disseminate appropriate statistical and econometric techniques for the study of the life course consequences of demographic behaviours.
- To apply and develop outcome measures that include economic wellbeing (poverty and multi-dimensional deprivation indices), parents, children and grandparents' attitudes and value orientation, and other related demographic outcomes such as education, employment, child outcomes, as well as intergenerational outcomes.
- Given defined outcomes, analyse and review how policies are related and can be linked to the demographic behaviour of interest. Link the research results to potential social and economic policies by a) taking a comparative view and b) applying appropriate statistical techniques.
Bocconi University is the host University. CODEC project is based in Dondena.
Funded by the ERC (7th Research Framework Programme).
2007-StG- (contract number 201194)
July 2008 - June 2013
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