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Deadline: 1 September 2019
In order to promote excellence in the study of population and family dynamics, the Generations & Gender Programme (GGP) is launching a Master Thesis Award. To qualify for this award, the thesis must have been successfully defended in the last two years (since September 2017) and use the Generations and Gender Programme data. An expert jury will evaluate all submissions and the winner will be presented during the 5th GGP User Conference. The laureate will receive a €250 euro cash prize and a certificate. [...]
Depending on the country, nonstandard work shifts can mean work-life reconciliation or a tough labour market
Nonstandard work shifts (NSS) are a controversial feature of labour markets. To some, they represent degradation of working conditions; to others, the flexib­ility needed to enter the labour market in tough times and reconcile work with home life. [...]
A new research project of the Max Planck Society brings those disadvantaged by demographic change to the foreground and takes a closer look at the countries bordering the Baltic Sea
  In recent years, leading representatives from science, politics and society have been promoting the idea that the ageing of society is a chance that should be used. Not only is the overall life expectancy continuing to increase, there is also the possibility to live longer in good health. Even more people will be able to work longer and be more active in their free time. [...]
The project will explore human wellbeing as criterion for sustainable development
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Wolfgang Lutz a 2017 Advanced Grant. The project aims to develop new indicators for long-term human wellbeing that include feedbacks from environmental and other changes. Lutz is scientific director of the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), and professor of applied statistics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). These three institutions together are part of the Wittgenstein Center, of which Lutz is the founding director. [...]
A long and healthy life, isn’t that what we all wish for? But what are your chances of living to 100? Can you influence this? How do your early years, your family life, where  you live, your lifestyle and your work affect these chances?  [...]
Higher education is one of the social fields where inequalities are produced and reproduced. Nevertheless, we still know very little about the ways in which heterogeneities and inequalities have been experienced and interpreted by those involved in international academic mobility. [...]
Population Europe reseachers Frans Willekens (MPIDR) and Cris Beauchemin (INED) and two further experts on migration summarize in a review article for Science the current state of knowledge
“All in all, we know far too little about migration to be able to draw reliable conclusions. The main problem is the missing data,” Frans Willekens (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research) says. For this reason, he and his colleagues Douglas Massey (Office of Population Research, Princeton University, USA), James Raymer (School of Demography, Australia National University, Canberra) and Cris Beauchemin (Institute National d’Études Démographiques, Paris, France) call on both the research community and on political institutions to take action. [...]
Today’s International Women’s Day, and if you would like to learn more about what science has to say about gender, Population Europe can help you. [...]
Space both constructs society and it is at the same time its output. The relations of society and space are not very well clarified yet , however it offers  inspiring  framework for all the topics that sociology and related social sciences study. Socio.hu Social Science Review invites papers for its 2016 English language special issue on the following topics: Urban-rural relationships; Local image and place-based approach of territorial development; [...]
The Sociology Department at Stockholm University announced that docent of Sociology Kieron Barclay was recently appointed a Pro Futura Scientia XIV Fellow, with the project "The Impact of the Family of Origin on Health Inequalities: A Global, Historical, Multigenerational, and Comparative Perspective". The appointment is a five year research grant that includes Kieron Barclay being employed as a senior lecturer at the end of the five-year period. [...]

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