Posterausstellung Forschungsschwerpunkt Familie, Generationen und Gesundheitsprävention

Families, generations and health prevention

In the key research area of families, generations and health prevention, problems of social and socio-political relevance are studied theoretically and empirically, using an interdisciplinary approach. The focus is on social topics such as demographic challenges, socio-demographic developments, dynamics and changes in the course of life, as well as family life, the effects of current social processes on the life course, families and family life, health and health promotion, nursing and care services in the context of increasing life expectancy, and the analysis of welfare state interventions.

Both national analyses and comparisons at the European level are carried out, using qualitative and quantitative methods of empirical analysis.

With regard to subject areas, this key research area is oriented towards the new structures of generational relationships, processes of transformation in the course of life, well-being at work and in the family, and particularly questions of age-related health problems. The course of life is linked with the institutional framework that defines the available options, expectations and restrictions at individual stages of life. The questions studied are changes in the family-oriented and old-age stages of life, in terms of accessibility, employment history, social security, individual life expectancy and ways of life.