Center for Marriage and Family in Society

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The Center for Marriage and Family in Society (ZFG) is a research institute of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

As an interdisciplinary research institute, the ZFG combines expertise from various disciplines, including sociology, economics, political science, psychology, pedagogy and theology. The institute's working methods include basic social science research, applied research and consulting. Our tasks also include the monitoring and evaluation of family science projects. In addition, the ZFG participates in discourses on normative questions concerning marriage, family and partnership.

The research projects of the ZFG are conceived and implemented in collaboration with various cooperation partners from business, politics and the church. Since 2002, there has been a close partnership with the Catholic Military Chaplaincy (KMBA).



Study on the feasibility of staggering the start of lessons at secondary schools in the city of Ingolstadt

On behalf of the city of Ingolstadt, ZFG is currently conducting a study on staggering class start times at the city's secondary schools.

You can find more information here.

ZFG Happiness Barometer: What Should Remain when the Pandemic Goes?

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The Corona pandemic changed people's everyday lives in a dramatic way. Things that were taken for granted were lost. Many have to live with worries, fears, drastic changes or even cope with illness and death. Others, however, also experience positive and valuable things as a result of the developments, which they no longer want to miss. Many people even have both experiences.

Against this background, the ZFG would like to present the project "The ZFG Happiness Barometer: What Should Remain When the Pandemic Goes?" to give a voice to people from the most diverse areas of society, with different professions and lifestyles.

To this end, 11 people were initially asked to answer the following questions in statements lasting around 60 seconds:

What should remain when the pandemic goes? And what will happiness mean to you in the future?

You can access the statements (in German language only) here.


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