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Demographic Development, Social Change, and Social Capital

Bild: photo: David Ausserhofer
Research Fields
  • Welfare State and Social Inequality
Research Professor
Contact
former secretariat:

Susanne Grasow
phone: +49 (0)30 254 91 - 453
fax +49 (0)30 254 91 - 582
mail: susanne [dot] grasow [at] wzb [dot] eu

Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

Demographic change is a crucial issue both for families and for the future of societies as a whole. Within research and politics, however, the link between societal and family impact is often ignored. This leads to simplistic theories about intergenerational conflicts and unverified hypotheses about decreasing family solidarity in individualized societies. The aim of the research professorship is to better understand intergenerational relationships and solidarity in families within Europe and how they interact with institutional arrangements and intergenerational obligations determined by welfare policies.