A Chinese Second Demographic Transition? A Holistic Approach to Family Life Courses

A Chinese Second Demographic Transition? A Holistic Approach to Family Life Courses
A presentation by Zachary Van Winkle (Sciences Po's Observatoire Sociologique du Changement) and Wen Fangqui (Nuffield College) on 26 January 2021

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The Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre (CLIC) studies changes of life courses and their consequences on social inequality in modern societies. It is part of the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute.

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Latest publications


Härkönen, J., Brons, M.D., & Dronkers, J. 2021. Family forerunners? Parental separation and partnership formation in 16 countries. Journal of Marriage and Family 83(1): 119-36.

Morosow, K., Jalovaara, M., & Härkönen, J. 2021. Cash-for-care use and union dissolution in Finland. Journal of Marriage and Family 83(1): 209-27.




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Events & Projects & Collaborations 

  • Distant CLIC - Online programme of the Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre 
  • PopFest2020 - the 28th Annual Population Postgraduate Conference, Florence, 22-24 June 2020
  • CRITEVENTS is Norface-funded consortium of five universities that studies the impact of two critical life events - job loss and union dissolution - on the life trajectories of adults and their children. See more
  • TECHNEQUALITY - Technological inequality – understanding the relation between recent technological innovations and social inequalities. See more



Former Research Projects hosted by CLIC


Gender and Education in Germany

Project Funded by the German Research Council (DFG)


Project Funded by the FP7 Programme


Project Funded by the European Research Council (ERC)

Funding Agencies  


European Research Council

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