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Grand Opening of Population Europe’s Interactive Exhibition at the Allianz Forum in Berlin
15/04/2014- Event reviews
Grand Opening of Population Europe’s Interactive Exhibition at the Allianz Forum in Berlin
Population Europe's Interactive Exhibition in Berlin
10/04/2014- Events
Population Europe's Interactive Exhibition in Berlin
Play "Pac-Man" for a healthy lifestyle, take a look at yourself at old age and discover the secrets of longevity. Find out why the risk of dying is the same for newborns and at age 50, why some singles are not really single and why the war between generations is not going to happen. Discover what demographic change means for your own life with the interactive exhibition "How to get to 100 - and enjoy it". Using the latest iPad-technology this exhibition takes you on an entertaining tour through your future in an ageing society. Transformed into computer games, quizzes, photos, interviews and easy to understand graphs and texts, latest research results are ready for you at your fingertips. Date: 10th-23rd of April, 2014 Time: 10am to 6pm, daily Where: Allianz Forum on Pariser Platz in Berlin, directly at the Brandenburg Gate, next to the French Embassy The exhibition will be available in English, German and French. Admission is free. Visitors should bring a valid form of photo identification (passport, personal identification card, driver's license, etc.) in order to borrow an iPad from reception. Groups and school groups are asked to register via email prior to visiting: exhibition@population-europe.eu.
Being the Oldest Brother Pays Off
08/04/2014- News
Being the Oldest Brother Pays Off
First-born children in West-Germany are often better educated than their later born brothers and sisters. This inequality because of birth-order is comparable to the impact of socio-economical factors on children’s educational achievements.

One reason for this “birth-order-effect”, which is stronger for boys then for girls, could be that having more children means that parents can give less time and attention to each one of them.

These are results from a recent study of Juho Härkönen (Stockholm University / University of Turku) using sibling data from the German Life History Study. He concludes that “Overall, these findings underline the importance of birth order in shaping socioeconomic achievement and, more generally, of the factors that affect the experiences and inequalities of children growing up in the same family”.

Read the study “Birth Order Effects on Educational Attainment and Educational Transitions in West Germany

 

 

 


 

European Policy Brief: Parental Separation, Child Well-Being and Family Policies in Europe
04/04/2014- Books & Reports
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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