Call for Papers: Family Studies Based on Quantitative Analyses of Surveys

ISA XVIII World Congress of Sociology
RC06 (Committee of Family Research) paper session (in English)
organized by NFRJ project members:

  • Rokuro TABUCHI, Sophia University, Japan (r-tabuch*
  • Sigeto TANAKA, Tohoku University, Japan (tsigeto*

(Replace * with @ in the mail adresses above.)

Title: Family Studies Based on Quantitative Analyses of Surveys

Date: A day between 14 and 18 July 2014

Location: Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

Information at ISA site:

Submission deadline: 2013-09-30 24:00 GMT

Call for papers

Papers that address family issues using survey data from all over the world are welcome. Preference will be given to national or local data sets especially those from Asia. The mission of session organizers is to facilitate the sharing of national and local data sets and promote future collaboration among participants. Papers that focus on some aspect of balancing family and work demands are especially welcome but other family topics will be considered. Work-family balance needs particular attention especially in societies where people face extremely low fertility rate and underperformance in women in the labor force, as in Eastern Asia.

Although family researchers in all regions worldwide are accumulating more and more micro-level quantitative data on family-related behaviors, sharing that data with researchers from other countries or regions is rare. For instance, in Japan a number of quantitative studies using data from reliable, nationally representative surveys such as NFRJ (National Family Research of Japan) are increasing in number. The sharing of survey data between countries and regions will increase the possibility of comparative studies.


Submit your abstract via by 2013-09-30 24:00 GMT. See for submission guidelines.

You will receive the result of screening of your abstract by 2013-11-30.

All presenters should complete full registration by 2014-04-01.


Information by one of the organiser: