EUCCONET and SLLS International Conference

29th October 2012 to 31st October 2012

Please note: Registration closes 15 September, or August 20 for those offered bursaries.

Childhood and Beyond:
Tracing cohorts across the lifecourse

The European Child Cohort Network (EUCCONET) and Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) International Conference will feature research on the whole lifecourse and longitudinal methodology as well as reports and research from the teams following the multi-purpose child cohort studies in EUCCONET, on which the conference has a special but not exclusive focus. Examples of the topics for which contributions are sought, from various social and medical disciplines:

All lifecourse stages from infancy to old age (including physical, psychological, social developmental and ageing processes and functioning); methods and findings of child cohort studies, other sources of longitudinal data such as panel studies and record linkage; international comparisons; household, and income dynamics; intergenerational transfers and returns to learning; gene-environment interaction; ‘mixed’, and comparative methods; innovative methodology in design, measurement, data management, analysis and research practice (quantitative and qualitative); longitudinal research and policy.

Keynote speakers

Marie-Aline Charles, INSERM, Director of the French child cohort ELFE
Early origins of obesity

Professor Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University
Socio-economic inequality in childhood and beyond: international evidence from cohort studies.

Professor Ian Deary, Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology University of Edinburgh
From 11 to 90: following up the Scottish Mental Surveys of 1932 and 1947