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Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, commonly known as the Nordic countries, have been leaders in the development of modern family and gender policy, and the explicit promotion of gender equality at home, at work, and in public life. Today, on many measures, they boast some of the most gender-equal labour markets in the OECD. This report shows that improvements in gender equality have contributed considerably to economic growth in the Nordic countries. [...]
Demography is a discipline which is somehow fixed in a Procrustean bed: At many universities, it is subsumed into other academic subjects (such as sociology, economics, geography), thus often exposed to risks of budget cuts and staff shortages; while on the other side, the often small group of demographers in a department is stretched to cover a broad range of population developments. How can demography as an “interdiscipline” be better promoted? Should we put stronger emphasis on building our own corpus of population theory, as suggested by leading researchers? [...]
The Fertility and Family Planning Section of the United Nations Population Division has published three key datasets
The Fertility and Family Planning Section of the United Nations Population Division has published three key datasets. [...]
Insights from a Dialogue Between Researchers and Policy Makers
Key messages: Lone parenthood should always be defined in a way that all types of lone parents are included, regardless of their partnership status and the support provided by the other parent.  [...]
Population Europe hat vier Unterrichtspläne für Lehrende entwickelt, um ihre Schüler über Demografie aufzuklären. Das Lehrmaterial wurde mit verschiedenen Schulklassen getestet, um sicherzustellen, dass die Materialien sowohl für die Schülerinnen und Schüler, als auch für die Lehrenden ohne umfangreiche Vorbereitungen interessant und verständlich sind. [...]
This open access book examines the triangle between family, gender, and health in Europe from a demographic perspective. It helps to understand patterns and trends in each of the three components separately, as well as their interdependencies. It overcomes the widely observable specialization in demographic research, which usually involves researchers studying either family or fertility processes or focusing on health and mortality. [...]
Nominations for the Awards
The Council of EAPS has the pleasure to invite nominations for the various Awards which will be presented at the upcoming European Population Conference 2018 in Brussels!  Nominations for the Awards should reach EAPS by 1 April 2018 at the latest! Nominations are invited for the following Awards: [...]
Today about a half of the world population lives in countries with fertility around or below two births per woman. Post-transitional fertility rates have often been unstable, undergoing unexpected downturns, upswings and reversals. To account for these developments new theories, methods, and measures have been proposed. These advances have been stimulated by an emergence of new datasets that allow in-depth comparisons of period and cohort fertility and their components between countries and subnational regions. [...]
Professor Christina Gibson-Davis visited CPC to give a seminar on her work on non-marital births and child well-being. Christina is an associate professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, with a secondary appointment in sociology. Her research interests centre around social and economic differences in family formation patterns. Her current research focuses on the how divergent patterns of family formation affect economic inequality. [...]
8° concorso neodemos e i giovani
Submit your paper to Neodemos's award for young scholars “Neodemos e i giovani”. All individuals born from 01.01.1982 onwards can send an original article until 29 April 2018.  Papers should cover a population issue, and scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply. For more information please click on the link (in Italian).  [...]

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