5. Housing and Family Dynamics

Working Group Coordinators

Michael J Thomas m.j.thomas@rug.nl
Population Research Centre, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Rory Coulter rcc46@cam.ac.uk
Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK

Tomáš Samec tomas.samec@soc.cas.cz
Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic

Working Group Description

The Housing and Family Dynamics Working Group (WG) was established in 2014 to provide a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research examining how families interact with housing systems. As work on housing and family dynamics is very diverse and is often spread thinly across fields and disciplines, an important goal of the WG is to provide a collegial network which brings together researchers with varied expertise to exchange ideas, findings and insights about the links between families and housing.

Plans for the Workshop in Uppsala

As usual we welcome contributions exploring any aspect of the links between families and housing. Participants in WG sessions will have the option of (i) giving a standard conference presentation followed by Q and A or (ii) taking part in an innovative discussant led session where a brief presentation will be followed by focused paper discussion and debate. Furthermore, this year we are also organising a joint session with the Migration, Residential Mobility, and Neighbourhood Change Working Group. We particularly invite papers examining family dynamics and residential moves for presentation in this exciting joint session.