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Study on avoidable mortality differences between Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein
Due to the division of Germany during the Cold War, former East and West Germany have provided demographers with a ‘natural experiment’, especially when studying mortality. Research by Michael Mühlichen used this idea to carry out a study on how mortality rates have developed in two German states, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (former East Germany) and Schleswig-Holstein (former West Germany), since reunification with specific focus on premature mortality. [...]
The Sociology Department at Stockholm University announced that docent of Sociology Kieron Barclay was recently appointed a Pro Futura Scientia XIV Fellow, with the project "The Impact of the Family of Origin on Health Inequalities: A Global, Historical, Multigenerational, and Comparative Perspective". The appointment is a five year research grant that includes Kieron Barclay being employed as a senior lecturer at the end of the five-year period. [...]
New study looks at respiratory health, being overweight and accidental injuries
A new study based on the Millennium Cohort Study, a nationally-representative longitudinal survey of children born in 2000-2 and living in the United Kingdom, explored the association between family structure trajectories and early physical health, as opposed to more commonly reported outcomes such as cognitive development or behaviour in older children. [...]
In recent years, concerns have been expressed at EU and national level that the combined stresses arising from school, parental expectations and societal pressures can make the transition to adulthood difficult for young people – with the risk of a long-lasting negative impact. One way of easing the transition is to provide appropriate information and support services during these critical life-changing years. However, it appears that not all young people have access to such services. [...]
Population Europe welcomes the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR) as its newest collaboration partner! [...]
Harnessing Africa’s Population for Sustainable Development: 25 Years After Cairo And Beyond hosted by the Government of Uganda and the Union for African Population Studies   Background [...]
Deadline: 5 November 2019
The Population Young Author Prize is open to students or young researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury.   Who is eligible to compete? Students enrolled in PhD or Master’s programs Young researchers who have defended their PhD thesis in the last seven years   What papers are eligible to compete?   [...]
Securing support in old age
Key messages: The gender pay gap and other risks linked to the devaluation of care work should be tackled by combating ageism; creating and enforcing a minimum standard of care provision; creating a professional qualification system and career pathways for professional carers; and by supporting community-based care with solutions that respect the dignity and identity of care receivers. [...]
Call for Articles 2019 - Deadline 1 August
The Finnish Yearbook of Population Research is a peer reviewed, open access journal covering current population trends in Finland, Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, and other parts of Europe and a range of other demographic issues. The Yearbook publishes articles from different fields of population studies (fertility, mortality, migration, family and population structure), original articles as well as book reviews and commentaries. [...]

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