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SPLASH is now online!
The “Social Policy and Law Shared Database” (SPLASH) offers access to contextual data through the development of two substantive sections: Data and Policy. Access SPLASH at: splash-db.eu [...]
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. [...]
New study challenges the idea that having a child increases men’s income
Having children seems to be one of the main factors dividing the careers of women and men. Mothers who return to work after giving birth often face substantial wage losses, whereas fathers have been found to enjoy modest wage gains after the birth of a child. However, most studies have overlooked whether such wage premiums have changed over time amid transformations in the policy context surrounding fatherhood. [...]
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. [...]

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