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Failure to Launch
10/11/2014- Policy Briefs
Failure to Launch
Young individuals suffer disproportionally from the crisis, especially in terms of high unemployment and economic uncertainty, which affect their ability to start an independent life / A delayed transition to adulthood has negative effects on economic and demo- graphic outcomes later in life, including fertility levels / Youth exposed to the economic crisis need immediate support and relief in order to avoid becoming a “lost” generation / Policies need to support new initiatives such as the Youth Guarantee, and should promote youth mobility among and across countries
Who They Were Then – a New Study Examines the Intergenerational Effects of Immigrants’ Education
19/11/2014- News
Who They Were Then – a New Study Examines the Intergenerational Effects of Immigrants’ Education
The level of a migrant’s education in their country of origin has a significant impact on their children’s educational achievements in the country of residence.
Mathieu Ichou (University of Oxford) explores this often-ignored connection in a new empirical study. With a data-sample of 8,040 immigrants in France he created a unique individual measure for the relative level of educational attainment before migration. Linking this information to the educational achievements of their children, Ichou found a robust positive correlation – even when the families lived in difficult socio-economic circumstances in France.
Examining data from 1950 to 2010, the study also shows the high degree of variety in immigrants’ levels of education, both between and within countries of origin. And it suggests that a better understanding of immigrants’ social status in their former homelands is essential to assess their children’s achievements.
Second Annual FamiliesAndSocieties Stakeholder Seminar
26/01/2015- Events
Second Annual FamiliesAndSocieties Stakeholder Seminar
Multiple pathways towards integration: The diversity of immigrant families in Europe: In the context of the second annual FamiliesAndSocieties Stakeholder Seminar, experts from research, policy, and NGO’s will discuss in a confidential atmosphere about the most recent findings on transnational families, immigrants’ childbearing, and well-being among children of immigrants in the EU context. Please confirm your participation by 20 December 2014, using our online registration tool (Link below). 'FamiliesAndSocieties - Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations' is a major European research project investigating the diversity of family forms, relationships and life courses in Europe in relation to policies. The project is financed by the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for a four-year period. It includes researchers from 25 leading universities and research institutes in 15 European countries, and three transnational civil society organizations.
Papa, His New Wife, Their Baby and Me
11/11/2014- Pop Digests
Papa, His New Wife, Their Baby and Me
How half-siblings affect adolescent educational outcomes
Terms like “blended families” or “patchwork families” sound new and modern, but the concept is an old one. There have always been children growing up in what was then called “Stepfamilies”. However, what changed significantly over time are the reasons for such arrangements: Whilst historically they were mostly a result of early parental death, today’s stepfamilies are usually formed after parents separate. So today’s family arrangements are varied: Two children living in the same household might share both parents, making them full siblings. Or they might each be the biological child of one, but not the same, adult in the household, making them stepsiblings. Or one child might live with both of their biological parents of whom one is the parent and one is the stepparent of the other child, making the children half-siblings.
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