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Out now: the quarterly newsletter of Population Europe, the network of Europe’s leading demographic research centres. Please download it here: Population Europe Newsletter Winter 15/16.pdf [...]
Wolfgang Lutz elected as a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences
Wolfgang Lutz, Director of the IIASA World Population Programme and Founding Director of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/OeAW, WU) was elected during the 153rd annual [...]
Out now: the Study & Career Newsletter of Population Europe, the network of Europe’s leading demographic research centres. [...]
Authors: Mireia Julià, Christophe Vanroelen, Kim Bosmans, Karen Van Aerden, Joan Benach   [...]
Population Europe sadly announces the passing of Prof. Godelieve Masuy-Stroobant (1948-2017). As the director of the Center for Demographic Research at the Université catholique de Louvain, Godelieve was one of the founding members of Population Europe in 2009 and actively supported activities, particularly during the formative years of our network, and ever since. We will miss her great support and advice and will always honor our colleague and friend in memory.   On behalf of Population Europe Dr Andreas Edel Executive Secretary   [...]
Professor Paul Boyle, Chief Executive Economic and Social Research Council and President and Vice Chancellor, University of Leicester has been appointed a CBE in the Queen's New Year’s Honours for services to Social Science. The Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) is awarded for having a role at national level, or a leading role at regional level, and for a distinguished, innovative contribution to any area. [...]
In this paper we compare several types of economic dependency ratios for a selection of European countries. These dependency ratios take into account not only the demographic structure of the population, but also the differences in age-specific economic behaviour such as labour market activity, income and consumption as well as age-specific public transfers. [...]
New study assesses human capital of asylum seekers
Who are the refugees who arrived in Europe in the summer and fall of 2015? What are their motivations, their intentions, their skills, their attitudes? A new study in PLOS ONE by researchers from the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital now sheds light on these important questions. Lead researcher Isabella Buber-Ennser and colleagues conducted a survey (Displaced Persons in Austria Survey DiPAS) and gathered information on 972 individuals from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan who arrived in Austria in 2015. [...]
Wave 6 data released!   SHARE is very happy to announce the release of Wave 6 data. Wave 6 not only includes Croatia as a new country but also a longitudinal version of the social network module which tracks changes in respondents' social networks over time. In addition, the new release 6.0.0 provides an update of all previous waves of SHARE. Download the data: You can register as a user and download the data here. [...]
A growing body of evidence suggests that reproductive history influences post-reproductive mortality. A potential explanation for this association is confounding by socioeconomic status in the family of origin, as socioeconomic status is related to both fertility behaviours and to long-term health. Kieron Barclay, Katherine Keenan, Emily Grundy, Martin Kolk and Mikko Myrskylä examine the relationship between age at first birth, completed parity, and post-reproductive mortality and address the potential confounding role of family of origin. [...]

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