Current Projects

Family Reporting

  • ifb-Report on the Family in Bavaria (permanent task)
  • Completion and updating of previous evaluations on the reporting of the situation of the family in Bavaria and Germany

Parenting Support

  • Family Support Units in Bavaria – Supporting the units’ implementation
  • Parents’ survey on parental and family education
  • Refugee families in family education – opportunities and needs

Family Formation

  • Evaluation of psychosocial counselling within infertility
  • The impact of social networks on fertility: contagion effects in three interaction domains

Diversity and Dynamics in the Family

  • Family forms and family life after separation and divorce
  • Family Life after Having Conceived a Child with the Help of Reproductive Medicine
  • Fragmentation of parenthood
  • Family Needs after Assisted Reproduction

Division of Labour within the Family

  • Education, family and the time for children
  • Gender-specific division of labor in older couples
  • Her time – his time. Analysing time budget data on the division of paid and unpaid work in couples
  • Decisive factors for the division of labour in the household

Scientific exchange

  • Cooperation within the international transPARENT-Network
  • Interdisciplinary Discussion of Founding a Family in the Age of Reproductive Medicine
  • 5th European Congress for Family Research in Vienna
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Heinrichsdamm 4
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