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Pop digests


PopDigests are short, comprehensive summaries of research results with a link to the original publication (if accessible online). This allows population experts and other interested audiences to be able to easily access information to the latest research results. 

Father kissing child on cheek
Teresa Martín-García (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC), Marta Seiz (National University of Distance Learning, UNED) and Teresa Castro-Martín (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC) explored ideals and norms related to fatherhood in five European countries: Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Woman staring out of window
Bruno Arpino (University of Florence), Christine Mair (University of Maryland), Nekehia Quashie (University of Rhode Island) and Radoslaw Antczak (SGH Warsaw School of Economics) analysed data on more than 35,000 adults aged 50 and older to examine if unpartnered and childless older adults reported more loneliness and how that changed over the course of the pandemic.
Empty baby swing
Jessica Nisén (University of Turku), Maarten J. Bijlsma (University of Groningen), Pekka Martikainen (University of Helsinki), Ben Wilson (Stockholm University) and Mikko Myrskylä (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research) investigated how educational and labour market trajectories of women and men depend on the timing of parenthood.
Pregnant person trying to cool down
Risto Conte Keivabu and Marco Cozzani (European University Institute) focus on Spain to uncover the impact of heat on birth outcomes and the stratified effect of SES. They do so by leveraging data on temperature and birth outcomes from 1990 to 2016 in 50 provincial capitals covering more than 4 million live births.
Old person taking pills
A new study by Gabriele Doblhammer, Thomas Fritze, Constantin Reinke and Anne Fink (University of Rostock and German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, Bonn) investigated whether, at the end of life, dementia will become more common in the future or whether other diseases, such as cancer, will come to the fore.
covid vaccine vials
Pieter Vanhuysse (University of Southern Denmark), Adam Lampert (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan (The Hebrew University) and Markus Tepe (University of Oldenburg) develop a ‘Rich-to-Poor Vaccine Donation Game’ to examine when donating their surplus vaccines, rather than stocking them domestically helps vacine-rich countries.