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Population Europe App The travelling exhibition “How to get to 100 – and enjoy it” is now available as an app! All of the information, games and graphs can now be viewed on your iPhone© or iPad©. "A Life Journey" can be downloaded for free from the App Store and is a great opportunity to learn about demographic change from the comforts of your own home or in the classroom. The information is available in ten languages - Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian and Spanish. [...]
It’s time to provide more cross-sectorial support to young people
Key messages: Policy proposals for young Europeans should be based on a life course perspective. Challenges faced by individuals should be seen as a consequence of a series of intertwined life events that occur within particular policy, socio-economic and cultural contexts. Independence in young adulthood should be viewed as a multi-dimensional concept, which includes residential, economic and psychological independence.  [...]
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie lädt Sie ein, Beiträge zur Jahrestagung 2018 der DGD einzureichen. Die Jahrestagung findet vom 14.-16. März 2018 an der Universität Köln in Zusammenarbeit mit der Nederlandse Vereniging voor Demografie (NVD) statt. [...]
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bocconi University cordially invite submissions to a conference on the Postponement of Parenthood, with support from the European Research Council. Please visit https://www.demogr.mpg.de/en/news_press/news/news/postponement_of_parenthood_5457.htm for more information and the latest updates.   [...]
Does Family Structure Matter for Social Inequality and Social Mobility?   Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:00 – 15:00 (Berlin time)   [...]
The half day event will be the occasion to launch our compendium of inspiring practices on migrant and refugee children in Europe. The compendium documents how child protection services are responding to the specific needs of refugee and migrant children, and aims to contribute to solutions to provide quality family and community-based care. [...]
To understand population change, it is not sufficient to know what life choices individuals and families make. We need to understand how choices are made. Critical choices in life, such as the choice to marry, to have a child, to migrate, to retire or to end the life course, are outcomes of cognitive processes. The processes involve substantial risk and uncertainty. They consist of stages and each stage takes time. Life choices have far-reaching consequences. Because of them, people’s lives and biographies are diverse, and population change is colourful but complex. [...]
This book brings together 25 contributions, which appeared on Neodemos within the last two years, and that touch upon a variety of themes shared by a political value, both because they influence its course and because politics is the cause and root of it. Contributions are grouped in five parts: [...]
In a recent study, Francesco C. Billari, Osea Giuntella and Luca Stella analysed whether the availability of high-speed Internet influences fertility choices in Germany. The authors worked with data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). It is a unique dataset because it provides information on fertility histories, availability of Internet access, and also on whether Internet access is based on broadband (DSL) technology. [...]
Does policy play a role in how likely immigrant fathers take up leave?
Many societies, particularly in the Nordic region, have made efforts over the last decades to create more gender-equal family leave policies. These policies are supposed to encourage fathers to take time off from work to help care for their children by making it easier to do so. Once these policies are in place, it is a matter of making sure fathers actually take advantage of them. Jussi Tervola, Ann-Zofie Duvander and Eleonora Mussino took a close look at these policies to see if immigrant fathers are also using these benefits to take time off from work to help care for their children. [...]

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