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Multiple Pathways Towards Integration: The Diversity of Immigrant Families in Europe
30/01/2015- Event reviews
Multiple Pathways Towards Integration: The Diversity of Immigrant Families in Europe
Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2014
28/01/2015- Books & Reports
Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2014
This year’s Employment and Social Development Review provides a broad overview of the challenges facing the European Union over the coming years as it slowly emerges from the worst recession in its history. It highlights the scale of the challenges, but also the benefits of continuing to invest in education, training and wider labour market and social policies alongside the actions being taken to restore economic growth in the light of the Union’s 2020 employment and social goals.
Population Europe - now also represented in Brussels
28/01/2015- News
Population Europe - now also represented in Brussels
Population Europe is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of a new representation office based in Brussels. From February onwards, Harald Wilkoszewski, head of the Information Centre, will represent the network in the heart of Europe.

With this step, the Population Europe Secretariat in Berlin opens up new pathways to intensify the outreach activities of the network on a European scale.
The entire team in Berlin and Brussels are looking forward to welcoming you in its new Brussels office soon. Information on the Grand Opening will be circulated shortly.

Already yesterday the German daily Der Tagesspiegel published a story on our planned activities in Brussels.

Unemployment and the Timing of Parenthood - is There a Difference Between Men and Women?
27/01/2015- News
Unemployment and the Timing of Parenthood - is There a Difference Between Men and Women?
In many countries, including the UK, unemployment is associated with earlier entries into motherhood. But the implications of male unemployment are not straightforward.
A new paper by Hande Inanc (Nuffield College, University of Oxford) addresses this issue by investigating transition to first births in relation to unemployment experience as moderated by partnership status. It also examines the effects of both partners' employment statuses on transition into parenthood, focusing on the joint labour market status of cohabiting and married couples.
 
The results show, that unemployment leads to earlier entries into parenthood for both men and women. However, its impact differs according to the relationship status in which it is experienced. Unemployed men who cohabit and unemployed women who are single have a higher probability of becoming parents.
Among married individuals the timing of parenthood is determined largely by the labour market status of the female partner.
 
Therefore, neoclassical family models seem to determine parenthood timing among married individuals, whereas early parenthood among non-married individuals can be explained by an uncertainty reduction strategy or discouragement from marriage. 
 
 
 
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