Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Impact story: overweight and everyday social life

15 June 2017

Overweight and obesity form a serious threat to public health in the Netherlands and across the world. At the AISSR this issue is approached from the perspective of everyday life of families with young children.

For at least four years an AISSR research team of sociologists will visit and talk with 50 families in Amsterdam and describe their practices related to eating, drinking, physical activity and sleeping.

The observation and interviews should allow the team to come to understand the actions of Amsterdam families within the social contexts in which they live: how social inequalities, gender norms and health interventions play out in daily practices. This provides the link between the general social context and individual health outcomes.

The study is part of the research institute Sarphati Amsterdam.

Social Science Impact Stories

The Amsterdam Intsitute for Social Science Research (AISSR) has selected various research projects to explain how social science research can lead to societal impact. You can read more Impact Stories on the AISSR website.

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