Social report 2016


  • Contents: Felix Bühlmann, Franziska Ehrler, Peter Farago, François Höpflinger, Dominique Joye, Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello, Christian Suter
  • Layout: Seismo, Zurich
  • Cover: Gregg Skerman, Zurich
  • Graphs: Hahn+Zimmermann, Bern
  • Published with financial support of the Swiss National Science Foundation


Felix Bühlmann (1975), Dr., Assistant Professor of life course sociology at the University of Lausanne. Main fields of expertise: life courses, labour markets and research into elites.

Franziska Ehrler (1981), Lic. rer. soc., Editor of the Social Report at the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS. Main fields of expertise: wellbeing, social indicators, poverty and social policy.

Peter Farago (1951), Dr. phil., sociologist, Professor Emeritus at the University of Lausanne and Founding Director of the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS in Lausanne. Main fields of expertise: empirical social sciences, social reporting, open science/open access.

François Höpflinger (1948), Dr., Professor Emeritus of sociology and member of the steering group of the Centre for Gerontology at the University of Zurich. Main fields of expertise: demography, social gerontology, generational issues.

Dominique Joye (1955), Dr., Professor of sociology at the University of Lausanne. Main fields of expertise: social stratification and inequality, social
change, methods of empirical social research.

Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello (1952), Dr., Professor of developmental psychology at the University of Bern. Main fields of expertise: wellbeing and health in the second half of life, critical life events, intergenerational relationships within the family, gender aspects.

Christian Suter (1956), Dr., Professor of sociology at the University of Neuchâtel. Main fields of expertise: social indicators and social reporting, social
inequality, poverty and social policy, globalization and world society, Latin America.


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