In the course of pairfam’s user conferences, two competitive awards are granted for excellent scientific works on the basis of data from the German Family Panel. The prize money of € 1,000 is sponsored by Kantar Public (formerly TNS Infratest Sozialforschung). Both prize winners are selected by a jury consisting of the principal investigators of the German Family Panel.

 

Best Publication Award

The best scientific publication is awarded that meets the following criteria:

  • The publication is based on analyses with data from the pairfam project. Working papers, expert reports, and journalistic articles are excluded from the selection process.
  • The work was published in the two years before the user conference. Online first publications are included if they are indexed by a DOI or similar.
  • The publication has to be registered by the user service of pairfam (see Bibliography).
  • First authors must not be members of the pairfam team at the time of the publication.
  • None of the jury members is author or co-author of the publication.
  • Neither the publication nor any preliminary work have previously been recognised with a pairfam award.

 

Winner of pairfam Best Publication Award 2017:

EVA C. LUCIANO und ULRICH ORTH (both University of Bern)
Transitions in Romantic Relationships and Development of Self-Esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 112: 307-328. [paper]

MARCEL RAAB (Universität Mannheim)
Childhood Family Structure and Early Family Formation in East and West Germany. Journal of Marriage and Family 79: 110-130. [paper]

Winner of pairfam Best Publication Award 2015:

ROOS HUTTEMAN (Utrecht University), WIEBKE BLEIDORN (University of California Davis), LARS PENKE (Georg-August-University Göttingen) und JAAP J. A. DENISSEN (Tilburg University)
It Takes Two: A Longitudinal Dyadic Study on Predictors of Fertility Outcomes. Journal of Personality 81: 487-498. (5) [presentation] [paper]

Winner of pairfam Best Publication Award 2013:

GERRIT BAUER (LMU Munich) und THORSTEN KNEIP (Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, MEA)
Fertility From a Couple Perspective: A Test of Competing Decision Rules on Proceptive Behaviour. ESR 29: 535-548. (3) [paper]

 

Best Presentation Award

The best presentation at the user conference is awarded, that meets the following criteria:

  • The presentation is based on analyses with data from the pairfam project. The selection process considers both the submitted abstract and the oral presentation at the user conference.
  • The presenter must not be a member of the pairfam team at the time of the presentation.
  • None of the jury members is author or co-author of the presentation.
  • Presentations on the basis of pairfam award-winning publications are excluded from the competition.

 

Winner of pairfam Best Publication Award 2017:

GUNDULA ZOCH (Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences) und PIA S. SCHOBER (Universität Tübingen & DIW Berlin)
Expansion of Childcare Services and Changing Attitudes of Parents in East and West Germany
[pdf]

Winner of pairfam Best Publication Award 2015:

MATTHEW D. JOHNSON (University of Alberta), JARED R. ANDERSON (Kansas State University) und NANCY L. GALAMBOS (University of Alberta)
Skip the dishes? Not so fast! Sex and the division of labor revisited. [pdf]

Winner of pairfam Best Publication Award 2013:

YVONNE LOTT (Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI))
Childbirth and changes in the distribution of resources and housework: Is couples’ power allocation affected? 
[pdf]

 

 

Jana Brix (Kantar Public), Eva C. Luciano, Best Paper Award 2017

 

Jana Brix (Kantar Public) & Gundula Zoch, Best Presentation Award 2017

 

Matthew D. Johnson, Jana Brix (TNS Infratest), Roos Hutteman, May 2015

 

For any further information regarding the pairfam awards, please feel free to contact our user service.