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FAMHEALTH - Family life courses, intergenerational exchanges and later life health (completed)

The overall aim of this research programme is to uncover how family life courses influence health and well-being in later adulthood. The programme will bring together perspectives from a range of disciplines to address issues of great relevance to current policy challenges in Europe.

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About the project

The programme 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 overarching 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.

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.


The project has been awarded an Advanced Grant by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Research Council (ERC). The Project lasts from 1 July 2013 until 30 June 2018.


Principal Investigator is Professor Emily Marjatta Dorothea Grundy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Professor Øystein Kravdal at the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, is one of the participants in the project.

Published July 8, 2014 10:29 AM - Last modified July 5, 2018 1:51 PM