Research mission

The Centre for Population, Family and Health is a research centre practicing fundamental and policymaking research in the fields of social demography and sociology of family, wellbeing and health. With its research, the centre aims to contribute to the knowledge on family dynamics throughout the lifecourse with special attention to health, labour, intergenerational solidarity and the impact of meso- and macro policies. 

In the research centre, quantitative as well as qualitative methods are extensively used on a broad range of data sources from pan-European surveys, to register data and depth interviews. In particular, the centre is specialised in survey methodology, event history analysis and grounded theory.  Furthermore, the centre collects the Flemish SHARE data and is involved in the Generations & Gender Programme.