The Biomining Project
Mining Event Histories: Towards new
insights on personal Swiss life courses
SNF project FN-100012-113998 (2007-2009) and FN-100015-122230 (2009-2011)
This project has a double purpose. The first is a methodological
one. We intend to explore and develop ``data mining'' approaches for
discovering interesting knowledge from individual longitudinal data
and especially life event histories. The second goal, which responds
to a socio-demographic concern, is to gain new original insights on
how socio-demographic, familial, educational and professional events
are entwined, on what are the characteristics of typical Swiss life
trajectories and on changes in these characteristics over time.
Special emphasize will be put on broken lives and life disruptive
events. The applied part will be essentially based on the data from
the Swiss Household Panel, and more specifically on the
retrospective biographical survey conducted in 2001/2002.