The 9th European Society on Family Relations (ESFR) congress “Families through the lens of diversity” will take place at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto from September 5th to September 8th, 2018.
Families through the lens of diversity
In the beginning of the 21st century, European societies are confronted with many challenges such as inequalities, the integration of migrants and refugees, an aging population, a decrease in fertility and the ubiquity of social media and technology. At the same time, family relations have become more diverse and family remains one of the major areas of life investment for individuals. The 9th ESFR conference will be an opportunity to look at contemporary families and how they deal with these challenges in diverse ways.
Family researchers from different backgrounds and at all career stages will be able to discuss their latest research projects with an interdisciplinary and international audience. We welcome psychological, sociological, educational, anthropological, demographic, economic, gerontological, political, legal and social work perspectives on family and family diversity.
Presentations will encompass a broad range of topics related to family life including, but not limited to:
– Nuclear and extended families
– Childless families
– Polyamorous families
– Surrogacy arrangements and reproductive tourism
– Single parents
– Blended families
– Adoptive families
– LGBT families
– Multicultural families
– Socioeconomic inequalities
– Impact of social media and technologies in family life
– Care and welfare
– Family law and policy
Gender and sexuality
– Sexual and reproductive health
– Sexual and gender diversity
Family processes across the life course
– Emerging adulthood
– Intimacies and couple relations
– Family formation
– Fatherhood and motherhood
– Children development and education
– Work and family life
– Disruptive family processes
Methodological aspects in family research
ESFR is an interdisciplinary scientific association for European research on families and family relations. Its purpose is to serve as a network, to support and to link family research as well as to exchange its results. It has been established as a federation of family researchers and of family research institutes within Europe in the first place, but ESFR also welcomes researchers and institutes outside of Europe as affiliates
More information: http://esfr.org/
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