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Discussion Papers

While the policy briefs provide a condensed, four-page overview on a specific policy-relevant topic, the discussion papers tackle more general aspects and perspectives of population developments, and go more in-depth into an issue.

Discussion Paper, Claudia Neu
Demografischer Wandel, Pandemie und Klimakrise stellen die Frage nach Generationensolidarität und gesellschaftlichem Zusammenhalt wieder mit Nachdruck. Welchen Beitrag kann hier generationenübergreifendes Engagement leisten? Wo kommen Menschen verschiedener Generationen zusammen, welche Themen beschäftigen sie und was treibt sie an?
DP 15 Cover
In dieser neuen Ausgabe des Grünbuchs sollen jedoch weniger die grundlegenden Fragen nach der Alterung der Gesellschaft oder der individuellen Lebenserwartung im Vordergrund stehen, die neben weiteren Aspekten des demografischen Wandels bereits im ersten Grünbuch eingehend behandelt wurden.
Discussion Paper No. 10: Gender (In)Equality over the Life Course
The collection of articles included in this Discussion Paper captures the state-of-the-art research in the field of Gender (In)Equality. The contributions present in a condensed version the key theories, socio-demographic trends and remaining questions regarding gender (in)equality across multiple domains of life. All of the articles also draw their empirical evidence from data from the Generations & Gender Programme (GGP). GGP is a social science research infrastructure devoted to the study of the life course and family dynamics.   Contents:
Discussion Paper No. 9: Ageing Workforce, Social Cohesion and Sustainable Development
The analyses presented in the Discussion Paper ‘Ageing Workforce, Social Cohesion and Sustainable Development’ are a result of thorough scientific evidence and discussions among experts from research, policy and societal organisations from eleven Baltic Sea States. Results suggest, for instance, that regional and national policies aimed at creating sustainable ageing societies should better support small and medium-sized enterprises in adapting to new characteristics of the working force.
Discussion Paper No. 8: Similar but Different
Social cohesion and cultural integration of immigrants is a recurrent topic in most public discourses in European countries (Algan et al., 2012). The persistent discussion about a dominant, guiding culture in Germany (the so-called Leitkultur-Debatte) or the French debate on the nature of secularism and the challenges of Islam (débats sur la Laïcité) are just some examples.