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New MPIDR study
Children of older mothers are healthier, taller and obtain more education than the children of younger mothers, a new study from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock finds. Mikko Myrskylä, MPIDR-Director, and his colleague Kieron Barclay from the London School of Economics and Political Science conclude that the reason for this surprising finding is the continuous increase of educational opportunities and good health for people in industrialised countries. [...]
  Prof. dr. Clara Mulder, professor of Demography and Space at the University of Groningen and also affiliated researcher at NIDI, has been appointed as member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). [...]
New study by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and the London School of Economics and Political Science
-- Press release by the MPIDR -- A low birth weight is considered a risk factor for decreased cognitive abilities in later life. This risk factor now seems to be dissolving; it is much less pronounced in younger birth cohorts. [...]
Catching up with the new normal
In 2016, thousands of couples across Europe will decide to move in together—without getting married first. It makes sense. Sharing expenses cuts costs in an economy characterized by slug­gish wage growth, and living together simply saves time. Plus, cohabitation connotes a certain level of commit­ment without the legal—and social—obligations that come with marriage. You might call it a baby step. Whatever the case, they won’t be alone. By 2010, nearly 40% of French couples between the ages 25 and 44 had chosen the cohabitation route, registered or un­registered. [...]
Press Release from the UNECE
In a context of continued population ageing, countries in the UNECE region have made strong progress towards promoting active ageing and ensuring inclusive and sustainable societies for all ages. But further efforts are needed to realize the potentials of living longer. These are the main findings of a new report assessing trends and progress in countries’ actions in response to the challenges and potential linked to ageing populations, released today at the opening of the 4th UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing, held in Lisbon. [...]
A register-based perspective on economic consequences of moving away from parental home
This article concerns severe financial problems that develop after leaving parental home. It analyses the development of financial problems after leaving one's parental home, and considers how financial problems are associated with likelihood of boomeranging (i.e. adult children returning to parental home). The 9-year follow-up study focused on a nationally representative sample of Finnish young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who moved out from their parental home between 2006 and 2009 (n = 9,196). [...]
Essay contest on the housing crisis - Deadline 1 December 2019
Write an essay on: "Housing Crisis: how can we improve the situation for young people?"   Deadline to submit essays: 1 December 2019 [...]
Interview with Harald Wilkoszewski
In the current edition of Deutsche Welle's TV magazine "Global 3000", Harald Wilkoszewski (Population Europe Brussels Office) explains the role of demographic factors behind the presidential elections in the United States and the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom. [...]
2019 Diversity - Social Equity - Cohesion: Perspectives for Germany and Europe
The Berlin Demography Forum has now released documentation from the 2019 Forum. This includes an introduction by Franz Müntefering, former German Minister and Chairman of the BDF, and Ulrich Lilie, President of Diakonie Deutschland and Member of the BDF Board of Advisors, and transcripts of the speeches of: [...]
The Internet has now become a habitual channel for finding a partner, but little is known about the impact of this recent partnership market on mate selection patterns. This study revisits the supply side perspective on assortative mating by exploring the role played by online venues in breeding educational, racial/ethnic and religious endogamy. It compares couples that met online (through either online dating platforms, Internet social networking, Internet gaming website, Internet chat, Internet community, etc.) to those that met through various offline contexts of interaction. [...]

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