Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research

The 2018 Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research
July 10 to July 13, 2018
Bocconi University, Milan Italy

Life course research is a burgeoning, interdisciplinary, research field. It is characterized by a shared interdisciplinary theoretical approach that inspires studies in such diverse fields as sociology, demography, epidemiology, economics, psychology, and social biology. It is also characterized by a set of quantitative research methods, such as event history analysis, multi-level modeling, and sequence analysis that crosscut disciplinary boundaries.

The Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research aims to bring together students from a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds, and introduce them to the main theories and methods in the life of longitudinal and life course research. The Summer School is an international initiative by relevant learned societies and research units. It aims to bring closer the social and biological sides of this research area and to build the early career capacity of a European research network. Previous schools have been held in Antwerp, Oxford, and Bamberg.

The Summer School is intended for post-doctoral fellows and postgraduate research students who are interested in exploring the potential of longitudinal and life course research or who want to further develop their existing skills.

The curriculum includes lectures and discussions led by experienced researchers. Examples are drawn from a wide range of longitudinal data sets and illustrated with social and biological life course outcomes. Computer lab sessions develop practical and statistical skills for life course longitudinal research. Participants will also be able to present their research ideas and obtain feedback.

Themes Being Covered Include:
- Sociology and Demography of the Life Course
- Life Course Epidemiology
- Multilevel Models for Life Course Processes
- Event History Techniques
- Sequence Analysis Approaches

Teaching Faculty
Francesco Billari, Hill Kulu, Ross Macmillan, Dimitri Mortelmans, Karel Neels, and Matthias Studer.

Keynote Speaker
Wendy Sigle (London School of Economics, UK)

New Methodologies Presentation
Michael Shanahan (University of Zurich, Switzerland) will be speaking about the theoretical and methodological issues in the use of genetic information in life course research.

Tuition Fee
The cost of the summer school itself is 300€ + VAT and covers lectures, computing and lab resources, coffee breaks, and two lunches with lectures. Participants are responsible for all costs. This includes transportation, food and lodging. For lodging, Milan has many reasonably priced hotels within a reasonable distance of the University and an excellent public transportation system.

To book your place, please contact Ross Macmillan at: ross.macmillan@unibocconi.it

Last updated 06 June 2018 - 23:47:36