2018 Annual Conference


The 2018 SLLS Conference

'Qualitative and Quantitative Longitudinal Research on

Social Change and Its Impacts'

will be hosted by the

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, between 9 - 11 July 2018

(with post-conference workshops taking place on Thursday 12th July 2018)





Although the overall conference theme will focus on qualitative and quantitative longitudinal research on social change and its impacts, conference submissions from many areas of longitudinal and life course studies will be covered: 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; gene-environment interactions; ‘mixed’, and comparative methods; innovative methodology in design, measurement, data management, analysis and research practice (quantitative and qualitative).


     KEYNOTE SPEAKERS                                                             CONFERENCE TIMELINE

                                                                                                        Call for abstracts: 1 November 2017

                                                                                                        Close of call: 19 January 2018

                                                                                                     Grading of abstracts: 29 January - 16th February 2018

                                                                                                      Notifications sent out: 28 February - 9 March 2018

                                                                                                         Earlybird registration open: April 2018

                                                                                                          Programme released: April 2018

                                                                                                          Conference begins: 9 July 2018








Contact Information

For programme and registration queries: Cat Westlake - cwestlake@slls.org.uk

For accommodation, travel and general queries about Milan: Monica Baroni - monica.baroni@unimib.it

Causality in Life Course Research: Do We Do Enough or Should We Even Care?

Professor Ross Macmillan

Bocconi University, Italy

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Transition to Parenthood: The Contribution of Longitudinal

Qualitative Studies

Professor Manuela Naldini

University of Turin, Italy

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