Children and youth research, senior and family research

The empirical research on children and adolescents as well as senior and family by tradition is a broad and long-developed field of work of the infas Institute. Complex research designs, especially longitudinal studies, have a high priority in this field of research.

The research spectrum ranges from cradle to grave. From early childhood development, the adolescence phase to old age. Family and the role of the woman play a special role in its different variants. With many years of experience in the field of life-course research, the infas Institute shows change and challenges: classic role models have been eroding significantly and the variants of family life, partnership or childcare have been increasing steadily.


Doris Hess
Head of Department Social Research
Tel. +49(0)228/38 22-413