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KASS-EU conference - programme

at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology,
Advokatenweg 36, 06114 Halle/Saale, Germany

Thursday, 1st November 2007

08.45 - 09.15 Registration
09.15 - 10.45 Opening session - Aims and rationale of the KASS project
Chair and discussant: Theo Engelen
Günther Schlee et al.:
Official welcome, and practicalities

Patrick Heady:
kinship, care and context - theory, ethnography and quantification

Hannes Grandits:
the historical dimension - bringing family history up to date
10.45 - 11.00Short break
11.00 - 12.30 Session 2 - theoretical approaches and research methods
Chair and discussant: Martin Kohli
Carol and Melvin Ember:
From ethnography to cross-cultural research and back: studying kinship

Ruth Mace:
Evolutionary approaches to cooperation and demography, and how they can be researched
12.30 - 14.00Lunch break
14.00 - 15.30 Session 3 - the quantitative aspect of KASS methodology
Chair and discussant: Andrew Cherlin
Gordon Milligan:
the Kinship Network Questionnaire (KNQ)

Hans Marks:
what the KNQ left out

Patrick Heady:
data quality and representativeness of the KNQ samples
15.30 - 15.45Short break
15.45 - 17.15 Session 4 - the development of family policy
Chair and discussant: Andrew Cherlin
Elisabeth Timm:
Relationship between family, kin and social security in 20th century Germany

Francesco Zanotelli:
Welfare as moral obligation: change and continuity in italian and mediterranean patterns of family support

Chiara Saraceno:
family policy regimes in 21st century Europe and the problems they face
20.00Reception at the institute

organised by Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany
funded by the European Community