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Ageing and Life Expectancy

There are different approaches to responding to the growing longterm care needs of ageing populations across the UNECE region. Societies rely to a varying extent on the unpaid labour of informal carers who cover an estimated 70 to 95 percent of all care needs. While informal unpaid care saves public spending on formal care services, the reliance on informal care has many hidden costs. [...]
People today are living longer than ever before, but what is a boon for individuals can be challenging for societies. If nothing is done to change existing work and retirement patterns, the number of older inactive people who will need to be supported by each worker could rise by around 40% between 2018 and 2050 on average in the OECD area. This would put a brake on rising living standards as well as enormous pressure on younger generations who will be financing social protection systems. Improving employment prospects of older workers will be crucial. [...]
Special Issue "Exploiting Fine-scale Data in Modeling Migrants’ Settlement Patterns". The growing availability of high-resolution spatial data on population distribution allows for increasingly more realistic analysis and modeling of migrants’ settlement patterns and the social processes that originate. We invite you to submit your recent research exploiting fine-scale data on population distribution that might address one of the following topics. [...]
The European Social Survey (ESS) has launched an online consultation into proposed changes to some of our questions that are included in every round of the ESS. This request for feedback is part of a wider review - that is being held ahead of Round 10 (2020/21) data collection - into the relevance of our questionnaire items. The purpose of the review is to ensure that our questions continue to accurately reflect the most important social, political and demographic issues facing Europe. [...]
The International Sociological Association’s Research Committee 28 invites all scholars working in the field of social stratification and social mobility to contribute to its next annual Spring Meeting. The 2020 meeting will take place at the University of Turku, Finland, from May 20-22, 2020. The meeting will be held under the conference theme of “Accumulation and compensation of inequalities” and paper or poster submissions that address this theme are especially encouraged. [...]
The International Sociological Association’s Research Committee 28 invites all scholars working in the field of social stratification and social mobility to contribute to its next annual Spring Meeting. The 2020 meeting will take place at the University of Turku, Finland, from May 20-22, 2020. The meeting will be held under the conference theme of “Accumulation and compensation of inequalities” and paper or poster submissions that address this theme are especially encouraged. [...]
The UK Parliament offers regional training events for academic researchers called "Parliament for researchers". These events explore how to use research to engage with Parliament and take place monthly across the UK.  They are open to any researcher at any stage of their career, as well as those working in policy brokerage and research impact roles. What does the training cover? [...]

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