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Insights from the Berlin Schlossgespräch and 8th Berlin Demography Forum
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Deadline for nominations: 1 June 2019
Massimo Livi Bacci's long and outstanding scientific activity has addressed various aspects of Italian and world population, in terms of current development as well as historical perspectives. His work is characterized by frequent incursions into disciplinary fields different to his central demographic interests, in order to both better understand the issues addressed and, at the same time, offer extensive comparative analysis framed by the long run. Indeed, Massimo Livi Bacci has produced some large and intense "frescoes" on the history of population. [...]
The European Society of Historical Demography is promoted by the Société de Démographie Historique (SDH), the Asociación de Demografía Histórica (ADEH) and the Società Italiana di Demografia Storica (SIDeS). The Society was established to foster the co-operation between scholars engaged or interested in historical demography studies in Europe, and stimulate interest in population matters in the European Union scientific programmes and agencies as well as among governments, national and international organizations, and the general public. [...]
The Generations and Gender Programme, in cooperation with INED, is delighted to announce the 5th GGP Conference to be held 23-25 October 2019 in Paris. This international conference aims to bring together researchers working with data from the Generations and Gender Survey and invites them to present and discuss their most recent methodological approaches and empirical findings. The conference provides a forum for exchange of ideas among current as well as prospective GGP users, policy makers and the research community at large. [...]
The Generations and Gender Programme, in cooperation with INED, is delighted to announce the 5th GGP Conference to be held 23-25 October 2019 in Paris. This international conference aims to bring together researchers working with data from the Generations and Gender Survey and invites them to present and discuss their most recent methodological approaches and empirical findings. The conference provides a forum for exchange of ideas among current as well as prospective GGP users, policy makers and the research community at large. [...]
Press Release: Alberto Palloni will coordinate a new ERC Advanced project at CSIC that will demonstrate the theories linking developmental biology, epigenetics and human health and mortality [...]
Couples who are considering medically assisted reproduction (MAR) because they have difficulties conceiving naturally, have always feared that this decision could harm their baby. A new study published in The Lancet shows that couples can opt for this intervention without worrying about increasing their baby's health risks. [...]
Gender inequality in health and survival continues to be one of the most important research areas of our times. Biology, lifestyle behaviors, and social characteristics have all been shown to play important roles in explaining gender gaps in survival and health. However, gender differences in health and longevity are more complex than this simple statement suggests. To what extent is the male-female health-survival paradox generalizable to various measures of health, at different stages of the life course and across cohorts, geographic settings, and subgroups? [...]
A new study by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation released on 18 September 2018 reveals that the world has made considerable progress in reducing child mortality since 1990. The under-five morality rate has declined by 58 per cent since 1990, and the number of under-five deaths dropped from 12.6 million in 1990 to 5.4 million in 2017.   Key findings:  [...]
To what extent do adolescent health conditions impact outcomes in later life? What are the new and emerging health challenges that adolescents and young adults may face within the European context? These were the driving questions that brought together an outstanding group of researchers and stakeholders at the Stakeholder Event Youth and Health in Advanced Societies. Risks, Consequences and Policies at Bocconi University on 6 September 2018. [...]

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