Conference “Intergenerational Inequalities and the Contemporary Family Setup” › view all

21-22 November | Haus der Wissenschaften, Bremen

November 21 - November 22, 2022
Haus der Wissenschaften,
Sandstraße 4/5, 28195 Bremen
Event type: public

The conference on Intergenerational Inequalities and the Contemporary Family Setup aims to build knowledge on the causes and consequences of intergenerational inequalities, focusing on the individual and societal factors along with the interactions between them. In addition, life course changes, especially values and norms, play an important role for young people and their families. Changing life courses, such as migration, play a role in the life of every individual, but also have an impact on social cohesion and the welfare state. Moreover the conference seeks to answer questions on what challenges these inequalities pose for modern families as well as the family members, contributing to the debate around how family structures and peoples’ views about them have changed in recent decades. 

The conference sessions will take place at Haus der Wissenschaft, Bremen (Germany) from November 21 to 22, 2022. It is organized by a team of seven researchers of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) and the Inequality and Social Policy Research Centre (SOCIUM) at the University of Bremen.

Find more information about the conference here



Day 1 

Monday, November 21, 2022


Registration & Breakfast




Keynote Speech
Dr. Mara Yerkes (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
"Intergenerational Solidarity Under Pressure? Challenges in cross-national perspective"

Moderation: Dr. Thurid Eggers


Paper Session A
Intergenerational Cohesion

Moderation: Gonzalo Arévalo Iglesias

  1. Dr. Sarah Kostecki: Acquisition Capital: Utilizing a New Concept to Explore Determinants of Housing Outcomes Among Young People Across 18 European Countries
  2. Karla Wazinski: "Yoyo" Transitions in the Life Course - Moving Out, Moving Back in and Moving Out Again of an Adult Child from the Parental Home from the Parents' Perspective
  3. Carina-Carolyn Hartz: Youth and Social Cohesion in Times of the COVID Pandemic: Most-Negatively Affected? Most Resilient?


Lunch Break


Paper Session B
Gender and Age Ideology

Moderation: Tanya Keni

  1. Marie Seestedt: Inter-generational Family Ties and Solidarity with other Age Groups
  2. Marie-Fleur Philipp: Breaking with Traditions? How Parental Separation Affects Adolescents' Gender Ideologies in the UK
  3. Janna Wilhelm: Romantic Relations and Gender Ideologies Across the Transition to Adulthood in Germany


Coffee Break


Paper Session C
Parental and Siblings Influences on Children

Moderation: Carina Hartz

  1. Eva Six: Family Matters: The Indirect and Direct Effects of Childhood Cultural Capital on Wealth
  2. Marion Fischer-Neumann: The Role of Older Siblings in the Educational Attainment of Children with and without Migration Background
  3. Alicia García Sierra: Addressing the Role of Mothers' Occupation-Specific Skills on Children's Developmental Process


Wrap-Up Day 1


Social Dinner


Day 2

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


Registration & Breakfast


Paper Session D
Labour Market Inequality and Migration

Moderation: Catalina Ganga-León

  1. Samuel Briones (online presentation): How do Working Carers Value Different Ways of Combining Care and Paid Work? Insights from Eight European Local Settings
  2. Rieke Böhling: "Grandpa Changed My Life" - Communicating Upward Social Mobility in Families with a Migration Story
  3. Sofía Jaime: Migrating for the Better? Intergenerational Occupational Mobility and Labor Market Outcomes of Argentinian Migrants in Spain and Israel


Coffee Break


Keynote Speech
Dr. Nora Waitkus (Tilburg University, the Netherlands; London School of Economics, United Kingdom)
"Moving beyond the individual: wealth inequality across household types and countries"

Moderation: Henriette Bering


Wrap-Up Day 2




Lunch Break


City Tour Bremen