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TO PROMOTE interdisciplinary and inter-study understanding and collaboration in longitudinal and life course research, and provide a forum for discussion and publication of new ideas about all aspects of this topic.


TO PROMOTE new thinking about making measurements comparable across studies and across time, while addressing the ethical and data protection questions that may arise in their use.


TO PROMOTE how best to exploit the potential scientific and policy value of comparing findings within and across societies.


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The SLLS is a Registered Charity in England & Wales. No: 1144426

2022 SLLS International Conference

The 11th SLLS annual conference 'Growing Up and Growing Older Across Societies: Harnessing the Power of Comparative Research' is scheduled to take place at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA,  between 23rd - 25th 2022, with pre-conference workshop(s) on 22nd October. Call for papers now open!

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The SLLS has over 250 members worldwide. Interested in becoming a member? Individual, student and corporate memberships available. View the many benefits of membership and sign up here...

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Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Journal

In its 44th Issue and with an Impact Factor rating of 1.104

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