Major Research Areas

The research program of the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development features several major areas in the study of youth development. Furthermore, the Center is home to several ongoing large-scale prospective-longitudinal studies of young people in Switzerland.

Research Areas

Education Economics

Risk and Resilience

Social Genomics

Ongoing Longitudinal Data Collections

COCON – The Swiss Survey on Children and Youth

z-proso – The life-course development of violence and crime