Call for Papers: Panel Data Analysis of Families Worldwide

ISA XVIII World Congress of Sociology
RC06 (Family Research) and RC33 (Logic and Methodology in Sociology) paper session (in English)
organized by NFRJ project members:

  • Junya TSUTSUI, Ritsumeikan University, Japan (junya_tsts*
  • Michiko NISHINO, Toyo University, Japan, (mnishino*

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

Title: Panel Data Analysis of Families Worldwide

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

In almost every discipline in social sciences, the power and effectiveness of panel (longitudinal) data has been recognized in the analysis of human behaviour. Panel analyses are able to achieve stricter estimations than ordinary cross-sectional analysis. Panel based family studies can provide a more accurate estimation of effects, such as the effect of family support programs on marriage formation or fertility, or the effect of shorter working hours on husband’s contribution to housework, etc. The U.S. has a long history of panel data accumulation. Now panel data are ready to be analysed by researchers in Japan and other regions.

The session welcomes papers analysing family issues using panel data from every region of the world. The session will provide up to 5 presentations, followed by discussions where researchers are expected to exchange methods of analyses or contemporary conditions regarding the accumulation of panel data on family behaviour. In order to facilitate this purpose, session organizer will pursue the maximum diversity in regions represented by presenters.


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.