Call for papers

We invite papers about the causes, procedures, and consequences of union dissolution. The European Divorce Network has historically emphasized quantitative work in sociology and demography, but we also welcome other theoretical and empirical approaches. Topics from previous years include the relationships between union dissolution and economic determinants, couple homogamy, child well-being, health outcomes, the life course, family complexity, intergenerational transmission, contextual variation, and change over time.

Authors are asked to submit a short abstract (100-150 words) and an extended abstract (800-1500 words). The extended abstract must be sufficiently detailed to allow the organizers to judge the merits of the paper. It should include a clear research question, information about the data and method, and a table with descriptive results. Please also provide keywords and choose the preferred format (oral/poster) during the submission process. Abstracts can only be submitted and presented by the first author. Please, do not submit more than one paper per first author.

Due to the capacity of the venue, we may have to be selective in accepting submissions. We strive for a good balance between early-career, mid-career, and senior researchers. There may not be room for all co-authors to attend the conference. Abstracts that are not accepted for oral presentation might be included in the poster session; in that case, authors will be asked about their willingness to give a poster presentation.

The submission deadline was on April 15th. All submissions are subject to review by the scientific committee. Authors will be notified about the decision by June 1st, 2023.