New special issue: Educational Expansion, Partnership, and the Family
In Switzerland and other western countries, educational expansion is often asserted to lead to a more open society, in which individual achievement (rather than social reproduction) contributes to the wellbeing of future generations. Particularly relevant in this context is the field of partnership and family formation, which can be assumed to be strongly influenced by educational transformations. The special issue “Educational Expansion, Partnership, and the Family” examines the consequences of educational expansion for partnership and family interaction in a comparative perspective and studies how they contribute to the openness of the Swiss society.
Guest editors: Rolf Becker (University of Bern), Ben Jann (University of Bern) and Eric Widmer (University of Geneva)
With contributions from: Julie Falcon, Dominique Joye, Rolf Becker, Ben Jann, Gina Potarca, Laura Bernardi, Dorian Kessler, Laura Ravazzini, Ursina Kuhn, Christian Suter, Ramsey Wise, Christoph Zangger, Dirk Konietzka und Michaela Kreyenfeld.
Article of the Swiss Journal of Sociology wins the prize of the Fritz Thyssen foundation
Stefan Sacchi and Thomas Meyer won the prize of the Fritz Thyssen foundation for the best article in German-speaking social sciences of the year 2016. Their contribution „Übergangslösungen beim Eintritt in die Schweizer Berufsbildung: Brückenschlag oder Sackgasse?“, was published in the issue 42(1) of the SJS. Congratulations!