Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Health, Well-being and Life Satisfaction

  3. Resources, Work & Living Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Maurizia Masia, Monica Budowski, Robin Tillmann
      Pages 97-111 Open Access
    3. Pascale Gazareth, Katia Iglesias, Eric Crettaz, Christian Suter
      Pages 113-128 Open Access
    4. Felix Bühlmann
      Pages 129-144 Open Access
    5. Laura Ravazzini, Ursina Kuhn
      Pages 161-174 Open Access
    6. Ursina Kuhn, Markus Grabka
      Pages 175-185 Open Access
  4. Politics & Attitudes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Jennifer Fitzgerald, Christopher Jorde
      Pages 189-201 Open Access
    3. Oriane Sarrasin, Theresa Kuhn, Bram Lancee
      Pages 203-214 Open Access
    4. Gian-Andrea Monsch, Florence Passy
      Pages 231-246 Open Access
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-253

About this book


Using longitudinal data from the Swiss Household Panel to zoom in on continuity and change in the life course, this open access book describes how the lives of the Swiss population have changed in terms of health, family circumstances, work, political participation, and migration over the last sixteen years. What are the different trajectories in terms of mobility, health, wealth, and family constellations? What are the drivers behind all these changes over time and in the life course? And what are the implications for inequality in society and for social policy? 

The Swiss Household Panel is a unique ongoing longitudinal survey that has followed a large sample of Swiss households since 1999. The data provide the rare opportunity to go beyond a snapshot of contemporary Swiss society and give insight into the processes in people’s lives and in society that lie behind recent developments. 


Swiss society Social change Social inequality Quality of life Life course Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Robin Tillmann
    • 1
  • Marieke Voorpostel
    • 2
  • Peter Farago
    • 3
  1. 1.FORS-Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social SciencesLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.FORS-Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social SciencesLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89556-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89557-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-7776
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-7784
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