Families and Personal Networks An International Comparative Perspective

by Professor Eric D. Widmer

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life Series

Families and Personal Networks An International Comparative Perspective Synopsis

This book critically assesses the main features of the modernization of family life and personal relationships by examining and comparing three European countries with different social and political pathways: Portugal, Switzerland and Lithuania. Drawing on national surveys of family trajectories and social networks, the contributors highlight personal and family relationships through the lens of network and life course perspectives as well as gender and generational perspectives. Providing innovative, comparative findings on families and personal networks through the use of diverse methodologies, this edited collection will be of interest to scholars, students and policymakers across a range of social science disciplines.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781349952625
Publication date: 8th February 2018
Author: Professor Eric D. Widmer
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 254 pages
Categories: Sociology: family & relationships,

About Professor Eric D. Widmer

Karin Wall is Research Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Eric D. Widmer is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Jacques-Antoine Gauthier is Senior Lecturer at the Life Course and Social Inequality Research Centre, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Vida Cesnuityte is Lecturer at Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania. Rita Gouveia is Post-doctoral Fellow at the NCCR-LIVES, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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