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  • 28/01/2015
    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.
  • 19/01/2015
    Demographic Analysis of Latin American Immigrants in Spain
    This book provides a unique, timely and comprehensive insight into Latin American immigrants in Spain. Each chapter uses a demographic framework to examining important topics related to the experiences of Latin American immigrants in Spain, like their rapid acquisition of nationality, their contrasting patterns of migration and settlement compared to other immigrant groups, their labour market experiences before and during the economic recession, their reproductive behaviour before and after settling in Spain, as well as the push and pull factors of what is regarded as one of the single biggest waves of international migration ever experienced by Spain.
  • 03/12/2014
    Unequal Attainments. Ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries
    This book, edited by Anthony Heath and Yaël Brinbaum investigates the educational careers of the second-generation groups in ten western countries - Belgium, Britain, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. The contributing authors use large-scale national datasets and harmonised analyses of outcomes to identify patterns of success and failure in education and the mechanisms underlying such inequalities. The book examines whether such differences can be attributed to immigration policies of the receiving countries, the structure of the education system, the poverty of the sending countries, their cultural differences from the destination country, the degree of 'positive selection' of the migrants, or to more specific characteristics of particular ethnic minorities. It provides a rigorous description and quantification of ethnic inequalities in education and makes important progress in explaining existing inequalities.
  • 25/11/2014
    Fatherhood In The Nordic Welfare States - Comparing Care Policies and Practice
    The five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, are well-known for their extensive welfare system and gender equality which provides both parents with opportunities to earn and care for their children. In this topical book, expert scholars from the Nordic countries, as well as UK and the US, demonstrate how modern fatherhood is supported in the Nordic setting through family and social policies, and how these contribute to shaping and influencing the images, roles and practices of fathers in a diversity of family settings and variations of fatherhoods.
  • 10/11/2014
    Le migrazione al tempo della crisi (Migration in times of crisis)
    This volume (in Italian language) is a collection of articles published in Neodemos on migration, edited by Corrado Bonifazi and Massimo Livi Bacci. The first part of the book analyses the international context: migrants’ rights, the right of free movement inside the EU, and changes in migration cycles. The second part explores immigration in Italy: general trends, and the effect of the crisis. The third part of the book deals with integration, citizenship and demographic issues. The final part is about emigration of Italians.
  • 30/09/2014
    Multistate Analysis of Life Histories with R
    This book by Frans Willekens presents a step-by-step procedure for investigating life histories using descriptive methods and statistical modeling, as well as the popular software language for statistical computing (R). It also provides an introduction to multistate event history analysis. It is an extension of survival analysis, in which a single terminal event (endpoint) is considered and the time-to-event is studied. Multistate models focus on life histories or trajectories, conceptualized as sequences of states and sequences of transitions between states. Life histories are modeled as realizations of continuous-time Markov processes.
  • 22/09/2014
    World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    This book by Wolfgang Lutz, William P. Butz, and Samir KC addresses systematically and quantitatively the role of educational attainment in global population trends and models. Seven background chapters summarise past trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and education; examine relevant theories and identify key determining factors; and set the assumptions that are subsequently translated into alternative scenario projections to 2100.
  • 28/08/2014
    International Handbook On Ageing And Public Policy
    The International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy explores the challenges arising from the ageing of populations across the globe for government, policy makers, the private sector and civil society. It examines various national state approaches to welfare provisions for older people, and highlights alternatives based around the voluntary and third-party sector, families and private initiatives. The Handbook is highly relevant for academics interested in this critical issue, and offers important messages for policy makers and practitioners.
  • 25/08/2014
    Population Ageing in Europe
    This publication focuses on the challenges and opportunities of population ageing in Europe. Reviewing the outcomes of EU-funded research in social sciences funded under the sixth and the seventh framework programmes, it aims to address the question of how the EU is preparing for advanced population ageing and what type of public policies it should pursue.
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