International Conference on Continuity and Changes in Families in East Asia, jointly hosted by the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS) and Institute of Ethnology (IOE), Academia Sinica, will be held on March 24-25, 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan.

The theme of this conference is family development and changes in East Asian societies. In addition to oral presentation sessions, there will be keynote and forum sessions on household panel surveys. Dr. Dean Lillard (Ohio State University), the Director of Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF), shall deliver the keynote speech. The CNEF, as the largest data harmonization platform for cross-national household panel surveys, has harmonized the survey data from nine national household panel surveys, and provided access to the harmonized data. The forum session shall introduce three important household panel surveys in East Asia, including the Japan Household Panel Survey (JHPS), the Korean Labor & Income Panel Study (KLIPS), and the Taiwan Panel Study of Family Dynamics (PSFD). Through the keynote and forum sessions, we hope to enhance comparative studies on families and households for East Asian societies.

This in-person conference is calling for research on families and household in East Asian societies, including but not limited to the following topics.

  • Marriage and Marital Sorting
  • Fertility Intention and Behavior
  • Family and Subjective Well-being
  • Family and Health
  • Family and Education
  • Family and Labor Market Outcomes
  • Intergenerational Interaction
  • Population Aging
  • Social Inequality and Security

Please submit the abstract by filling out the online submission form before January 10, 2023. All the submitted abstracts will be reviewed by researchers of relevant fields. Research based on data from the Panel Study of Family Dynamics will be given priority consideration.

Conference Website:
Online Submission:
Abstract Submission Closing Date: January 10, 2023
Organizers: The Panel Study of Family Dynamics, Center for Survey Research, RCHSS, Academia Sinica, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica
Contact: +886-2-2782-1693 ext. 269,

Call for Abstracts〉International Conference on Continuity and Changes in Families in East Asia