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Call for papers: PAA 2016 Annual Meeting
25/09/2015- Call for papers
Call for papers: PAA 2016 Annual Meeting
Find Instructions for Submitting a Paper, Instructions for Submitting a Poster and Important Dates in the Document below.
Call for papers: "Families Beyond Borders - What is the Impact of Migration on Families?"
15/09/2015- Call for papers
Call for papers: "Families Beyond Borders - What is the Impact of Migration on Families?"
In order to facilitate a truly European platform for discussion and exchange of knowledge, and to contribute to the development of new partnerships, a major part of the conference will be organised in workshops where participants, in smaller groups, will be able to interact and discuss ina more direct way about a specific topic. We are, therefore, inviting researchers, NGOs, local authorities and allinterested stakeholders that wish to present their work in one of the workshopsto submit a proposal for a presentation, by filling the following form: Call for presentations and sending it back to us by 15 September 2015, with the subject line "Presentation proposal for migration conference”.
The Low Importance of Marriage in Eastern Germany
24/07/2015- News
The Low Importance of Marriage in Eastern Germany
Eastern Germany is a region with one of the world's highest percentages of non-marital births. Marriage and childbearing seem to be decoupled. This brings into question people's views on the institution of marriage.
A new paper by Andreas Klärner examines eastern Germans' views on cohabitation, marriage, and childbearing. It argues that historical, social, and political contexts shape the social norms of marriage and non-marital childbearing and presents data from eight qualitative focus group interviews with 74 women and men aged 25-40 in Rostock, a medium-sized city in eastern Germany.
The respondents often compared their own motives and incentives for marriage with those which existed in the socialist German Democratic Republic (GDR) and held true for their parents. Many of them stated that having children was important for them as individuals and for their partnership. However, they treated the decision to get married and the decision to have children as two separate issues. Respondents often referred to the past and said that the strong legal and financial incentives to marry in the past regime in the socialist GDR no longer exist. Today's incentives were seen as minor, or as irrelevant to their personal situations. 
 
A New Perspective on Patterns of Ageing in Europe by Education and Gender
21/07/2015- News
A New Perspective on Patterns of Ageing in Europe by Education and Gender
In a new paper, researchers Warren C. Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov use the concept of prospective age to illuminate patterns of ageing by gender, and education in Europe.

They find that, within countries, the patterns of ageing of men and women with high education are comparatively similar to one another, but that the patterns of ageing are quite dissimilar for men and women in the low education group.
Consequently, across countries the patterns of ageing become more similar as education levels increase. 
The distinctive patterns of ageing in the Eastern European countries are largely associated with the comparatively rapid aging of men in the low education category. The authors conclude: If ageing patterns by education persist, improvements in the education composition of Eastern European countries would result in the patterns of aging there becoming more similar to those in Western European countries.

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