The Research Centre for Population, Family and Health originated from the Panel Study on Belgian Households (PSBH).
- Data collection and methodology
- Sociology of the family
- Social demography
- Sociology of labour
- Sociology of health and care.
The Centre for Population, Family and Health is a research center that carries out fundamental and policy research in social demography and sociology of the family, health and welfare. Through her research the centre contributes to insights about family dynamics throughout the life span with particular focus on health, labor and intergenerational solidarity and the impact of meso and macro policies. Key themes include family formation and dissolution, the combination of work and family and the socialization of care maintained.
The centre continuously aims to raise its standards in research by using advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods. Its methodology draws from different data sources ranging from large scale European surveys on administrative data to in-depth interviews. The centre for Population, Family and Health is specialized in survey methodology, event history analysis and Grounded Theory methodology. The centre collects the Flemish SHARE data and is involved in the Generations and Gender Programme.