Kinship and Social Security in Europe
1st - 3rd November 2007
The conference 'Kinship and Social Security in Europe' was about mutual assistance within kinship networks in Europe considered from historical, ethnographic,
and quantitative perspectives. It also discussed alternative methodological approaches to comparison and theoretical
evaluation in this field.
The occasion for this was the presentation of the results of the EU-funded research project 'KASS' which investigated these themes - and their implications for fertility
and social security - in eight European countries and 19 specific fieldsites. The conference has given equal weight to the findings of the project itself and to
other perspectives on the same themes.
The conference was an occasion on which the KASS findings can be integrated into the European policy process -
by discussions between the original research team, other researchers, and experts on social and demographic policy.
Conference proceedings (new!)
For an overview of the KASS project and its participants please visit the official website. This interdisciplinary research
project was coordinated by the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/ Saale (Germany).
Klick here for information about the KASS project!