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Pensions at a Glance 2015
01/12/2015- Books & Reports
Pensions at a Glance 2015
The 10-year anniversary edition of Pensions at a Glance highlights the pension reforms undertaken by OECD and G20 countries over the last two years. Two special chapters provide deeper analysis of first-tier pension schemes and of the impact of short or interrupted careers, due to late entry into employment, childcare or unemployment, on pension entitlements. Another chapter analyses the sensitivity of long-term pension replacement rates on various parameters. A range of indicators for comparing pension policies and their outcomes between OECD and G20 countries is also provided.
Population & Policy Bites - Population Europe Blog Online Now
30/11/2015- News
Population & Policy Bites - Population Europe Blog Online Now
Today, the latest output of the Population Europe Information Centre has been launched:
the Blog Population & Policy Bites offers perspectives on demographic trends and policies, including the entire range of population dynamics and related policy areas. Topics will vary from increasing life expectancy to new living arrangements or migration issues, and from health policies to housing issues or integration. 
Contributors of the blog are leading researchers in the fields of population studies and social policy in Europe, as well as experts from various sectors of society will contribute to the discourse on demographic change and its causes and consequences. 
In the first blog post, Jakub Bijak (Associate Professor in Demography, University of Southampton/UK), reflects upon the refugee crisis from the European perspective. Bijak concludes: “The crisis has demonstrated that the Dublin system is ill-suited to cope with mass humanitarian disasters, (…) there is an acute need for contingency and crisis planning on an EU level.”
Population Europe Webinar with Dr. Amparo González-Ferrer - Register now
16/12/2015- Events
Population Europe Webinar with Dr. Amparo González-Ferrer - Register now
Managing Migration in Europe – Beyond the Refugee Crisis Europe’s refugee crisis is neither exclusively European nor limited to refugees, but rather symptomatic of the challenges facing the continent’s wider migration management strategies in an evolving global migration landscape. It is clear Europe’s disparate and often disjointed strategies will have to adapt to many types of movement as the already-thin line between economic migrant and refugee is blurred by climate change. Aging and increasingly globalised competition for talent will further complicate demands on policymakers. To make needed adjustments, however, movement patterns and their drivers must first be understood.  To dive deeper into one of Europe’s most pressing issues, we invite you to speak with Dr Amparo González-Ferrer, Senior Research Fellow at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and Coordinator of the TEMPER Project, an EU-funded research project investigating the benefits and costs of circular migration in Europe. Dr González-Ferrer, whose research ranges from the motivations of international migrants to their integration, will present the work of the TEMPER Project and discuss strategies for better migration management in Europe in an exclusive webinar for Population Europe. Following her presentation, she will take your questions about her research, the TEMPER Project, and what they reveal about migration policy in Europe. Register here: (The necessary log-in data for the webinar will be sent to you in a separate eMail closer to the date of the webinar. For technical requirements please see 
A Proxy for Integration?
25/11/2015- Pop Digests
A Proxy for Integration?
Family Patterns of Immigrants and Their Descendants in Estonia
How do partnership dynamics differ between migrants and natives? Are such differences the sign of a slower integration process of immigrants into the Estonian society? Leen Rahnu, Allan Puur, Luule Sakkeus and Martin Klesment show that new family patterns, such as non-marital cohabitation, are less frequent among immigrants in Estonia. These divergences between immigrants and native Estonians suggest that the ways in which migrants start their family life more accurately reflect the patterns of the country of origin than of those of the host society.
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