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The Population Europe App will be travelling throughout Germany this summer
In 2013, our exhibition "How to Get to 100 - and Enjoy It" was apart of the 2013 Science Year - "The Demographic Opportunity", which is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Five years after its launch, our travelling exhibition will be travelling again, but this time as an app! [...]
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PEs Video Series Continues
Why do women remain childless, why is 60 the new 70, what factors influence migration decisions? In our Population Europe Video Series "Population Europe Inter-Faces", 20 well-respected researchers from the Population Europe network answer demographic questions in a very intelligible and comprehensive way. Each one of them is also explaining one figure, that they find interesting an important. You can watch the videos here [...]
During an award ceremony on 10 April 2018 at the heart of Berlin, at the Allianz Forum, Kieron Barclay and Fanny Janssen were honoured with the 2018 Allianz European Demographer Awards. The award ceremony was held on occasion of the opening event of the Berlin Demography Forum, with eminent decision-makers and representatives in attendance from research and business, as well as from political and societal organisations. [...]
New issue of the Journal of Population Ageing
The new issue of the Journal of Population Ageing is a collection of articles from a number of different authors focused on the Active Ageing Index. It includes the following articles from several of our Partner Institutes: "The Policy Discourse of Active Ageing: Some Reflections" by Asghar Zaidi and Kenneth Howse [...]
Vulnerabilities, agency and policy implications
This paper starts with a short review of the growing literature on the topic of older migrants, particularly in relation to this population’s diversity, social vulnerability, loneliness, (transnational) care and support networks. It then introduces the collection of papers of this special issue by proposing an approach to studying older migrants as social actors who develop strategies to surpass vulnerabilities. Older migrants mobilise their resources while taking into account structural opportunities and restrictions from the meso and macro levels. [...]
Wellbeing from a life course perspective
Support of children and elderly persons is an important function of many social institutions, including the family and the public transfer system. Population ageing and increasing longevity require adaptions of these institutions as the share of dependent elderly people increases. It is of utmost importance to gain a better understanding of the way intergenerational support can be organised to be sustainable under demographic change without overburdening those who provide the support, and at the same time serve the people in the best possible way. [...]
Allianz European Demographer Award Winners Tomas Sobotka and Felix Tropf
Demographer Tomáš Sobotka and Sociologist Felix Tropf were honoured for their outstanding research work at the 6th Berlin Demography Forum. [...]
(Allianz-Nachwuchspreis für Demografie)
  Um junge Wissenschaftler/innen im Fachgebiet der Demografie zu fördern, lobt die Allianz in Zusammenarbeit mit der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) auch im Jahr 2017 einen Preis für herausragende Arbeiten aus, die einen Bezug zu demografischen Fragestellungen aufweisen. Das von der Allianz gestiftete Preisgeld beträgt insgesamt 6.000 €. Insgesamt werden vier Preise im Wert von je 1.500 € vergeben. Die Preisverleihung erfolgt im Rahmen des Berliner Allianz-Forums im Februar 2018.  [...]
Migration is one of the major factors causing population change in Europe today. As a result, European societies have become more ethnically diverse over the last decades. Understanding societal developments among Europe’s heterogeneous population requires better insight in the life courses and family dynamics of migrants. [...]
Is the risk equally spread within the sexual minority population?
Introduction Sexual minority individuals have a higher risk of anxiety and depression compared with heterosexuals. However, whether the higher risk is spread equally across the sexual minority population is not clear.   Aim [...]

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