European Research Network: Economic Change, Unequal Life Chances and Quality of Life (CHANGEQUAL)

Research question/goal: 

Within the 5th EU Framework Programme, the MZES is participating in a network of leading European social science research institutes that aims at enhancing co-operation in comparative and interdisciplinary research relating to quality of life in the European Union and Candidate Countries. The network includes the following participating institutes (and local co-ordinators):

  • ESRI Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin (Chris Whelan)
  • LASMAS Institut du Longitudinal du CNRS, Paris (Roxane Silberman)
  • MZES Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (Walter Müller)
  • Nuffield Nuffield College, Oxford (Duncan Gallie)
  • SOFI Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm (Jan O. Jonsson)

Associated institutes are:

  • Department of Sociology, Biccoca University, Milano (Antonio Schizzerotto)
  • Institute of International and Social Studies, University of Tartu (Mikk Titma)
  • AIAS Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, Amsterdam (Jelle Visser)
  • Teams from each of the participating institutes and affiliated researchers – ideally including economists, political scientists and sociologists – cooperate in the following five research areas:

  1. The nature and consequences of changing work patterns (Co-ordinator: Duncan Gallie)
  2. Income inequality, poverty and life-style deprivation (Co-ordinator: Brian Nolan)
  3. Intergenerational inheritance of inequalities between individuals and socio-economic groups (Co-ordinator: Walter Müller)
  4. Changes in family life (Co-ordinator: Jan O. Jonsson)
  5. Social integration and social cohesion (Co-ordinator: Roxane Silberman)

Fact sheet

Europäische Kommission
2003 to 2004
Data Sources: 
labour force surveys, socio-economic panel data and other mi
Geographic Space: 
EU member states and candidate countries