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State Institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg (ifb)



Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Blossfeld; Dr. Martina Rupp; Dr. Kurt P. Bierschock; Dr. Tanja Mühling; Andrea Dürnberger; Pia Bergold u.v.m.

Location: City/Country


Main theme

Young parenthood

Keywords area of work

(10 max)

Social, economic, and legal living conditions of families; Impacts of workplace on families and parenting; Changes in family structure;Gender relationships; Evaluation of prevention- and support-initiatives for children and adolescents; Observations of family-related policy

Specials: Transitions to parenthood, young fatherhood

Brief description of institution (250 words max)

The institute is affiliated with the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg. It is an institution of the Bavarian State Ministry of Labour and Social Order, Family and Women. It is composed interdisciplinary. They represent the fields of sociology, psychology, education and law.

Running projects

Distribution of work inside-the-family as a process. Changes in the distribution of work over the course of the relationship (2008 - 2010)

International comparison of demographic changes (2006 - 2009)

Pregnant under other circumstances (2008 - 2009)

ifb-Family report Bavaria (continuously)

Relevant Publications

Mühling, Tanja/ Harald Rost (Hg.): Väter im Blickpunkt. Perspektiven der Familienforschung. Leverkusen: Verlag Barbara Budrich. 2007 [Fathers in the public eye. Perspectives of family research.]

Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Heather Hofmeister (Eds.): Globalization, Uncertainty, and Women's Careers: An International Comparison. Cheltenham (UK), Northampton (USA): Edward Elgar. 2006 [

Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Melinda Mills & Fabrizio Bernardi (Eds.): Globalization, Uncertainty, and Men's Careers: An International Comparison. Cheltenham (UK), Northampton (USA): Edward Elgar. 2006

Schulz, Florian, Jabsen, Annika/ Rost, Harald: Zwischen Wunsch und Wirklichkeit - Der Alltag erwerbsorientierter Paare beim Übergang zur Elternschaft. Methodenbericht einer qualitativen Längsschnittstudie. ifb - Materialien  4/2008. [Between desire and reality - Everyday life of double income couples at transition to parenthood. Method's report of a qualitative long-term study.]



Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 July 2009 )

Project supported by funding under the European Union's Sixth Research Framework Programme - Coordinated by IRIS e.V.

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