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Out now: Population Europe's Quarterly Newsletter! Please download it here: population_europe_newsletter_januar2018_pdf.pdf If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, please sign up here. [...]
To a backdrop of ageing societies, pension crises and labour market reforms, this book investigates how the policy shift from early retirement to active ageing has affected individual retirement behaviour. Focusing on eleven European countries, the United States and Japan, it brings together leading international experts to analyze recent changes in pension systems. Their findings demonstrate that there has been a fundamental transition in pension policies and a steep increase in older workers’ retirement ages and employment rates. [...]
Population Europe App The travelling exhibition “How to get to 100 – and enjoy it” is now available as an app! All of the information, games and graphs can now be viewed on your iPhone© or iPad©. "A Life Journey" can be downloaded for free from the App Store and is a great opportunity to learn about demographic change from the comforts of your own home or in the classroom. The information is available in ten languages - Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian and Spanish. [...]
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie lädt Sie ein, Beiträge zur Jahrestagung 2018 der DGD einzureichen. Die Jahrestagung findet vom 14.-16. März 2018 an der Universität Köln in Zusammenarbeit mit der Nederlandse Vereniging voor Demografie (NVD) statt. [...]
To understand population change, it is not sufficient to know what life choices individuals and families make. We need to understand how choices are made. Critical choices in life, such as the choice to marry, to have a child, to migrate, to retire or to end the life course, are outcomes of cognitive processes. The processes involve substantial risk and uncertainty. They consist of stages and each stage takes time. Life choices have far-reaching consequences. Because of them, people’s lives and biographies are diverse, and population change is colourful but complex. [...]
The Young Demographers, Department of Demography and Geodemography and the Geographical Institute (Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science) we would like to invite you to the 9th Demographic Conference of Young Demographers, traditionally known as the "Actual Demographic Research of Young Demographers (not only) in Europe". [...]
In a recent study, Francesco C. Billari, Osea Giuntella and Luca Stella analysed whether the availability of high-speed Internet influences fertility choices in Germany. The authors worked with data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). It is a unique dataset because it provides information on fertility histories, availability of Internet access, and also on whether Internet access is based on broadband (DSL) technology. [...]
When women in Europe become mothers this often negatively affects their labour market position. Even though employment levels of migrant women are comparably low in general, little is known how motherhood affects their working life.  [...]
Using SHARE data from eleven countries, Liudmila Antonova, Tabea Bucher-Koenen and Fabrizio Mazzonna investigate the effects of economic crises that people experience during their prime working age (20-50) on their health later in life. The results show that when comparing individuals that experienced a strong recession (GDP dropped by at least 1%) and those that did not, people that experienced a recession rate their subjective health as worse and have worse objectively measured health. This effect is significantly stronger for people with low levels of education. [...]

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