Data collection and methodology

Data collection and methodology

CPFH has an important methodological function. Building on a long tradition, CPFH has cooperated in a variety of national and international data collections. Expertise had been gained in both CAPI-surveys as in post-surveys, and CPFH now also has an own pool of interviewers. Over the years, an extensive expertise has been acquired in quantitative and qualitative research techniques and analysis. The professors in the research group teach various methodological courses in the Faculty Social Sciences at the University of Antwerp and other institutions.


Family Sociology

The reasearch on family sociology at CLLS focuses on studying the causes and consequences of important lifecourse transitions. Emphasis is placed on the causes and consequences of divorce and new family forms. 

Labour Sociology

Social demography 

Social demography research at CLLS is focused on the transitions in households, union formation, fertility and the position of migrants. Special attention is given to the relation between demographical processes and changing value orientations, as well as economic and social policy. In the topic of labour sociology, there is an emphasis on individuals' careers and the outcomes of transtions within the career and its future progress.  Attention is also given to the quality of careers and problems regarding the end of careers. At the intersection with family sociology, special attention is given to the problematic combination of work and family for single parents.

health and well-being

Sociology of health and well-being 

This research topic deals with a broad variety of health related issues with special attention to organisational aspects of medical care (hospitals- and home based help); the task shift and inter-professional collaboration within health care, quality of care and quality of life, sociology of chronical illnesses, HIV/AIDS care and international comparative health system research. This knowledge is used in regional, national and international (South-Africa) research settings.