19th Conference of the European Divorce Research Network

13.-15. October 2021






Registration is now open

The Registration Portal for the conference is now open. You will find it here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=divcon2021

Please note that only the presenting authors are required to register via the platform. All other authors (who are not presenting) as well as those who would like to participate in the conference as a listener, are asked to register mail: divorceconference2021@uni-konstanz.de

The Call for Abstracts is closed

The call for abstracts is closed. We have received over 60 high-quality submissions from almost all over the world. Thank you!

Currently, we are putting together an exciting program for this year’s online conference. Stay tuned!


Preliminary Program

Wednesday, 13th of October

Thursday, 14th of October

Friday, 15th of October


Wednesday, 13th of October

Thursday, 14th of October

Friday, 15th of October

The poster session will be introduces with short elevator pitch talks (approx. 2 minutes per poster), thereafter the posters can be visited in separate breakout rooms. Use this very long coffee break for informal exchange!


The two Flash sessions will run in parallel, and host more papers and shorter talks (approx. 6 minutes per talk), but also ample room for discussion in presenters‘ separate breakout rooms


All times in CET (Central European Time): Brussels, Paris


Keynote Speakers

Andrew Cherlin

Andrew Cherlin is the Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on marriage and divorce, intergenerational relations, and family policy. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences.

​For more information, please visit his website


Daniele Vignoli

Daniele Vignoli is Professor of Demography at the University of Florence. His research focuses on economic uncertainty and its effects on fertility and partnership from a comparative perspective.

He holds an ERC Consolidator grant (Project EU-FER: Economic Uncertainty and Fertility).

​For more information, please visit his personal website              .

Elizabeth Thomson

Elizabeth Thomson is Professor of Demography Emerita, Stockholm University, and Professor of Sociology Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her research focuses on fertility, cohabitation, stepfamily childbearing and shared physical custody.

Professor Thomson is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

For more information, please visit her website



Organizing committee

Dr. Ariane Bertogg, University of Konstanz, Germany

Dr. Maike van Damme, CED, Barcelona, Spain

Damiano Uccheddu, UC Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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About the Network

Since 2002, the members of the European Network for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce have organized annual conferences to discuss papers on relationship dissolution and its causes and consequences.

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