Personal networks of young adults in Switzerland: Social capital, educational and work aspirations

  • Widmer, Eric (Principal Investigator)
  • Viry, Gil (Co-investigator)
  • Nada, Eva (Co-investigator)
  • De Carlo, Ivan (Co-investigator)
  • Sapin, Marlène (Co-investigator)

Project Details


Funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) via the Swiss Federal Surveys of Adolescents Ch-x ( this large project will survey a full national cohort of young men, mostly aged 19, in 2020-21. An additional sample of young women living in Switzerland will be interviewed. In total, n=40,000 participants will be surveyed. The project aims to better understand the role of young people’s personal relationships and personal networks on their educational and work aspirations. Viry will supervise the analysis on the geography of personal networks and its role on the experience of unemployment and unstable education and work trajectories, using multi-level models with personal network data.
Effective start/end date1/05/1730/06/23