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  • 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.
  • 07/05/2014
    Counting Populations, Understanding Societies
    This book by Véronique Petit determines how anthropology and demography can be used in conjunction in the field of population and development. It offers a critical assessment of recent developments in the field of population and development and focusses on anthropological demography taking demography as an entry point. The core aim of this book is to determine how anthropology and demography can be used in conjunction in the field of population and development.
  • 30/04/2014
    Sexuality and Reproduction in Contemporary Italy
    Every two years the AISP scientific board – Italian Association for Population Studies – a division of the SIS, Italian Statistical Society, publishes a Report on the Italian population, on its dynamics and, where possible, from an international point of view. The most recent volume, published in 2013, deals with various aspects linked to reproduction, that is to say those phenomena closely related to conception and having children, and to how such phenomena have changed over the last 30 years.
  • 04/04/2014
    European Policy Brief: Parental Separation, Child Well-Being and Family Policies in Europe
    It is well-known that family configurations have become more and more diverse over the last decades. Single-parent families, cohabiting families of the opposite or same sex, and intergenerational households are only examples of the current diversity. In Europe, family structures still vary substantially among countries. For instance, in 2011 the number of live births outside marriage ranged from 7.4% in Greece to 65% in Iceland. However, trends over time have substantially increased everywhere. The promotion of policies supporting the reconciliation between work and family for all family forms are one of the main EU challenges today. The picture becomes more complex when taking family disruptions such as parental separation into consideration. This creates challenges for policy-makers as the lack of appropriate interventions may have an impact on the life chances of parents and children. This policy brief summarises recent research findings of the of the project FamiliesAndSocieties on the consequences of parental separation for the future of children, and presents suggestions for policy interventions to prevent adverse consequences associated with it.
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