The LIVES Research Centre invites you to meet its researchers and listen to their stories, based on their scientific studies. Lively stories about vulnerability and life courses.
The 16 stories are the subject of a series of podcasts in French and English (see right-hand column), published at a rate of 2 per week since mid-December 2022.
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Une vie à cheval
Divorce seen by a teenager
Disruptive divorce: gendered implications for later-life work and retirement outcomes
Divorce and its impacts in later-life
On s'était dit rendez-vous dans 30 ans
Lifetime friendship in political challenging times
Social science and political campaigns
Au cabinet de Gilda et Luc
Benevolence at work
Jean-Marie Le Goff
Comment se passe le quotidien d'une famille de Suisse romande pendant la pandémie ?
It's never too late for a new beginning
Retirement options and work history
What are the long-term effects of plant closures on workers careers and well-being?
The impact on workers career paths and wellbeing after they were displaced due to plant closures
Simone and Maxime
Divorce in later-life
Quand la Suisse externalise ses patients non assurés
Exclusion mechanisms in the medical field
Social cohesion in Chavannes-près-Renens
Nicky Le Feuvre
Dilemma at 60
What are the impacts of encouraging older workers, especially women, to take early retirement?
Organisational practices and the embodied expriences of work in later life: evidence from public transport drivers in four national contexts
The complex challenges bus and tram drivers face as they age
Comment se vit le transnationalisme?
Migrants' relationship to their country of origin
L'espace public est-il à tou·te·s·x ?
Heterosexism in public spaces
Nous sommes ce que nous avons été
End of life
The stories address
the following themes
- Separation, as seen by a teenager
- Relationships and caring at work
- The impact of the COVID pandemic on family organisation
- The end of life
- Professional trajectories influenced by other spheres of life