The DAISIE project explores the gendered impacts of policies and practices aimed at extending working life (EWL) in five contrasting national settings (the Czech Republic, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK), using a mixed methods research design inspired by insights from life-course and gender studies. The project addresses two significant and timely issues: labour market participation in later life and retirement and the analysis of labour market and family trajectories.
This project addresses the dynamic role of personal resources in overcoming occupational disadvantages and facilitating career development.
WELLWAYS investigates how events and transitions in the family and employment domains, which significantly influence health and well-being, contribute to such inequality.
The Parchemins project, associated with the LIVES Centre, aims to assess the impact of regularisation on the undocumented migrants’ population in Geneva, particularly in terms of health and well-being. This project, which is a first in Europe, is linked to the Opération Papyrus, which granted work permits to more than 2,000 people between 2017 and 2018. Of the 4 waves of data collection planned, the first two have been completed.
This research project aims to investigate factors contributing to inequality in health, with a specific focus on objective and subjective conditions creating vulnerability.
At the meso-level we aim to understand mechanisms related to vulnerabilisation by examining how individuals with less resources act within formal and informal meso-level groups in order to gain coping resources. Specifically, we address the two-sidedness of policy and meso-level factors which can enhance resilience or reinforce vulnerability.
This research project focuses on life-course mechanisms of stress and stress regulation in old age and the role of reserve build-up and activation in a multi-domain approach (education, work, family, leisure and welfare regimes).
Studies of this project focus on vulnerability from a labour market perspective and look specifically at lack of employment.
Family ties and vulnerability processes: Network-wide properties, agency and life-course relational reserves
This research focuses on family relations as key resources / potential stressors in individual processes of vulnerability and resilience at different stages of the life course.