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Migrant Mobility and Employer Implications in the UK
27/03/2015- News
Migrant Mobility and Employer Implications in the UK
Advocates of the “borderless world” thesis suggest that migrant workers can benefit from employment opportunities available everywhere, with workers simply migrating towards these opportunities.

However, as global inequalities widen and potential global mobilities develop, states are “managing” migration. Individual migrant “agency”, its structuration, and the subsequent experiences of migrants and employers, can restrict such mobility. Consequently, there is a need to describe and problematize the new strategies.

A new article by Lisa Scullion and Simon Pemberton considers these issues with reference to the emerging impact of the migrant cap on non-European Economic Area (EEA) migrants to the United Kingdom (UK). It explores the links between immigration and employment rights and the implications for migrant mobility.

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Marriage, Social Networks, and Health at Older Ages
24/03/2015- News
Marriage, Social Networks, and Health at Older Ages
Social relationships in older adulthood have strong connections to health and wellbeing. Connections with social network members and with spouses and long-term partners in particular, have an especially important impact on health.

Researchers Jaclyn S. Wong and Linda J. Waite highlight recent research from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), a nationally representative, longitudinal study of aging in America, to describe the different ways health is produced in social contexts.

They discuss how social network characteristics and marital relationships influence health outcomes and sexuality, and then move on to recent findings about the ways health shapes an individual’s social world. They show, that features of a social network, apart from simply its size, have strong effects on health behaviors, and that changes in network composition are associated with changes in health. Marriage is uniquely protective against damaging biological processes, and the quality of a marriage influences health and well-being in nuanced ways.

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Call for papers: 3rd Generations and Gender User Conference
14/06/2015- Call for papers
Call for papers: 3rd Generations and Gender User Conference
Papers will cover a wide range of substantive and methodological issues including Survey methods and implementation, Data quality and validation, Methodological considerations in studying demographic behaviour(e.g. accounting for contextual influences), Subjective wellbeing and demographic outcomes, Labour market and economic well-being, Intergenerational relationships, Grandparenthood, Retirement, Fertility of subpopulations and different social groups, Fertility intentions and their realization, Division of (un)paid work, Cohabitation, Fertility, Union formation and dissolution. The organizers especially encourage the submission of papers using the GGP longitudinal and/or multi-country data. Papers can be submitted for full presentation or poster presentation and there will be a prize for the best poster. There is no fee for the conference but places are limited. Find more information in the PDF below.
Money Can’t Buy Time
23/03/2015- Pop Digests
Money Can’t Buy Time
Household Choices and Child Development
Recent studies have argued that children’s cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes are largely determined early in life. In this context, inputs supplied by families and others outside the household during early childhood would play a very significant role in later cognitive, social and behavioural outcomes. In turn, the growth in labour market participation among women with young children has raised concerns about its implications for child cognitive development. In this analysis, Daniela del Boca, Christopher Flinn and Matthew Wiswall explore the impact of changes in the time availability of mothers and fathers on the child development process.
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