Family Studies based on Quantitative Analyses of Surveys

-RC06 paper session at 2014 XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology
TABUCHI Rokuro ; TANAKA Sigeto <>
(International Sociological Association / RC06)
18th ISA World Congress of Sociology, Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan (2014-07-19 08:30)
Title: Family Studies based on Quantitative Analyses of Surveys
Description: RC06 paper session at 2014 XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology
Date of presentation: 2014-07-19 08:30-10:20
Location: Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Language: English
Organizers: TABUCHI Rokuro (Professor at Sophia University); TANAKA Sigeto (Associate Professor at Tohoku University)
Chair: INABA Akihide (Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University)
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Call for papers

The organizers of this session are active members of the National Family Research of Japan (NFRJ) project. We call papers that facilitate international sharing of quantitative survey data and findings. The official statement of call for papers is the following.

Papers that address family issues using survey data from all over the world are welcome. Preference will be given to national or local data sets especially those from Asia. The mission of session organizers is to facilitate the sharing of national and local data sets and promote future collaboration among participants. Papers that focus on some aspect of balancing family and work demands are especially welcome but other family topics will be considered. Work-family balance needs particular attention especially in societies where people face extremely low fertility rate and underperformance in women in the labor force, as in Eastern Asia.

Although family researchers in all regions worldwide are accumulating more and more micro-level quantitative data on family-related behaviors, sharing that data with researchers from other countries or regions is rare. For instance, in Japan a number of quantitative studies using data from reliable, nationally representative surveys such as NFRJ (National Family Research of Japan) are increasing in number. The sharing of survey data between countries and regions will increase the possibility of comparative studies.


We are mainly targeting on studies of work-life balance in East Asia. However, papers on any topic related to families in any society are welcome, as far as they use quantitative methods.

Membership requirement

All authors of the paper should have membership of RC06 (Committee of Family Research). The same restriction applies to all RC06 regular sessions:

(It is usual for other RC/WG/TG sessions not to have such a restriction.)

Guides for abstract submission

Submit your abstract (in English, no more than 300 words) and keywords (five or less) via We expect the abstract includes the objective of the paper, information on the method and the data, results, and conclusion.

Deadline is 2013-10-01 00:00 (GMT/UTC). Submission guideline is on the ISA website:

You can modify the submitted abstract before the deadline. Remember your ID number and password on the screen during the procedure of the submission.

We will inform you the result by 2013-11-30. Note that we may allocate your paper may to another session, to poster presentation, or to distribution paper, because we can accept only five papers for this session.

All presenters should complete full registration by 2014-04-01.


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