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Modern Mobile Living and its Relation to Quality of Life

An interdisciplinary international comparative social sciences research project
funded by the European Commission
in the Sixth Framework Programme
priority “Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society”
Contract No. CIT5-CT-2005-028349

Welcome to the JobMob and FamLives Website! We are studying the forms in which Europeans become (geographically) mobile due to labor market demands, and in which ways this affects their family lives, their social integration, and their well-being. Read more about our project on the following pages.



You can order the dataset of the project “Job Mobilities and Family Lives in Europe”
for secondary analyses here (Study No. ZA5065).

You can download the code book for the JobMob dataset here.

You can find information on our final conference
“Job Mobilities in Europe - Relevance, Consequences, and New Challenges”
(October, 17th 2008, in Brussels / Belgium) here.

Basic information and results are summarised in the Policy Brief. Find here:
Policy Brief in English
Policy Brief in German



Both volumes of the book series
Mobile Living Across Europe
are published:

Volume I: Relevance and Diversity
of Job-Related Spatial Mobility
in Six European Countries

Find more information on the book here.

Order the book here.

Volume II: Causes and Consequences
of Job-Related Spatial Mobility
in Cross-National Perspective

Find more information on the book here.

Order the book here.


JobMob and FamLives Project Coordinator
Prof. Norbert F. Schneider

JobMob and FamLives Management and coordination
Silvia Ruppenthal
Phone: ++49 - (0)611 - 75-4664

Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
D-65185 Wiesbaden, GERMANY