Researchers and collaboration partners of Population Europe as well as eminent experts from leading organisations contribute to the debate on demographic developments that are of public interest by providing insights into pressing policy issues.
Genes may have a say in when we have children and how many we end up with - Interview with Professor Melinda Mills, Oxford“Loci”? “GWAS”? “NEB”? All in a day’s work for Melinda Mills, Nicola Barban, Harold Sneider, Marcel den Hoed, and their colleagues, who recently published a ground-breaking study on the genetic dimension of human reproductive behaviour. [...]
Similarities, rather than differences, characterise parent-child support among migrants and non-migrantsby Helga de Valk and Valeria Bordone As our societies age, adult sons and daughters must increasingly balance their own lives with the needs of their ageing parents. They must reconcile the preferences of their parents with their institutional setting—that junction between policies and cultural expectations. A quick look at our own lives, and it’s easy to see that always making the “right” decisions can quickly get complicated for anyone. [...]
An index of generational power reveals the impact of one of societies’ budding political cleavagesby Harald Wilkoszewski, Elke Loichinger, and Patrick I. Dick [...]
The integration potential of refugees in Austria is remarkableby Isabella Buber-Ennser and Judith Kohlenberger We knew that migrants tend to be healthier, more open and better educated than the average citizen of the country they leave behind. What we didn’t expect is that this positive selection bias would be so pronounced among the refugees arriving during the most intense months of Europe’s refugee crisis. [...]
All countries need it, but some seem to want it more than othersby Lucie Cerna Highly skilled people are an indispensable driver of economic growth, competitiveness and innovation. Countries can develop that talent on their own through investment in education and training, but there is a faster way: recruit it from abroad. [...]