NCCR LIVES

2010 series

Home institutions: University of Lausanne, University of Geneva

The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) "LIVES – Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives" analyzes the burdensome effects of post-industrial economies and societies on the development of vulnerability in terms of social exclusion or precariousness.

It conducts comparative, longitudinal analysis to examine the impact of socio-structural and personal resources on overcoming vulnerability. Hosted by the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, the NCCR brings together national and international researchers to examine life courses as developmental processes, as outcomes of institutional regulation and policies, or as biographical meanings. Life trajectories of about 25’000 people will be studied across health, family, work, and institutional domains in order to develop innovative social policy measures.

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