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Oxford University will set up a new Centre for Demographic Science with £10 million funding from the Leverhulme Trust. In their announcement, the Trust states: "Demographic research aids society, government and industry to prepare for demands related to population growth and shrinkage, climate change, migration, longevity and ageing, fertility and household change. Our aim is to build an internationally-recognised centre of research excellence that will disrupt, realign and raise the value of demography." [...]
Population Europe welcomes the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR) as its newest collaboration partner! [...]
A new data set provides a comprehensive look at population dynamics in Europe, including the influence of migration on population growth and the effect of population ageing (Press release by IIASA) [...]
Population Europe welcomes the Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre (CLIC) at the European University Institute (EUI) as their 32nd partner in the Network of Europe's Leading Demographic Research Centres. [...]
Population Europe welcomes the Population Studies Group (PSG) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as the 33rd partner in the Network of Europe's leading demographic research centres. [...]
The recently released SHARE Data & Documentation Tool is a web application developed by CentERdata, Institute for data collection and research, in cooperation with SHARE Central at the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA). For researchers, the tool is intended to be a fast, customizable, easy-to-use web interface for browsing and searching the SHARE (meta)data. One important feature of the system is that codebooks for all currently released SHARE waves and modules can be generated in PDF format. [...]
SPLASH is now online!
The “Social Policy and Law Shared Database” (SPLASH) offers access to contextual data through the development of two substantive sections: Data and Policy. Access SPLASH at: splash-db.eu [...]
The higher the life expectancy in a society, the smaller the difference between the ages at which people will die. An international team of scientists, including researchers from the Population Europe Partners, including the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and the Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging, has discoverd a novel regularity for vastly different human societies and epochs. [...]
Migration in an ageing society
As negotiations over Scotland’s fiscal future in the UK progressed earlier this year, one obstacle loomed ever larger: Scotland’s long-term low rate of pop­ulation growth and falling support ratio, the number of people contributing to versus drawing from contribution-based social policies. Negotiators are right to fret. Falling support ratios make policies like pensions costlier for society and the economy. [...]
This year, Population Europe will be travelling to Austin, Texas to participate in the Population Association of America's annual conference. We will be there to meet with members of our network, learn about the ongoing research happening in the field of demography, and, most importantly, to help keep people updated with what is going on at the conference through our tweets. [...]

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