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"Family life courses, intergenerational exchanges and later life health"

Objective

"The overall aim of this research programme is to uncover how family life courses influence health and well-being in later adulthood, whether family related strengths or disadvantages relevant to health offset or compound socio-economic sources of disadvantage, and the extent to which these associations are influenced by societal factors. An important element will be to consider the role of intergenerational influences, including support flows. The geographical focus will be on Europe and the methodological focus on the advanced quantitative analysis of large scale longitudinal data sets. These data sets, chosen for their complementary strengths, will include both country specific and cross national sources. Three major interlinked strands of work will be undertaken. These will focus on 1) Impacts of parenting and partnership histories on health and mortality in mid and later life. 2) Intergenerational support exchanges: demographic, cultural and policy influences and effects on health of both providers and receivers. 3) An over arching theme to be addressed in the above strands and consolidated in the third is how investments in family and social networks are related to socio-economic disparities in later life health and mortality. The programme is will bring together perspectives from a range of disciplines to address issues of great relevance to current policy challenges in Europe. It is challenging because of the problem of dealing with issues of health selection and possible bias arising from various kinds of missing data which will require methodological care and innovation. Results will contribute to the development of theory, the development of methods and provide substantive knowledge relevant to the health and well-being of older Europeans."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/quantitative analysis
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

ERC-2012-ADG_20120411
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Funding Scheme

ERC-AG - ERC Advanced Grant

Host institution

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 222 356,08
Principal investigator
Emily Marjatta Dorothea Grundy (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Maureen Green (Mrs.)

Beneficiaries (4)

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 222 356,08
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Principal investigator
Emily Marjatta Dorothea Grundy (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Maureen Green (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 166 140
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johannes Elgvin (Mr.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 944,68
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Paul (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 669,24
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)