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Demographic Aspects of Human Wellbeing
Call for Papers [...]
The scientific literature addressing human wellbeing is rapidly expanding in economics, psychology, sociology, and the health sciences, and is also becoming increasingly important in interdisciplinary studies of sustainable development. A large number of wellbeing indicators have been proposed in order to quantitatively capture and monitor progress towards better human wellbeing and study its determinants. [...]
This workshop aims to bring together researchers working on topics related to gender and family in the labor market. The goal is to create a regional platform for research on this topic. Submission is open to all researchers, but submissions of researchers from the CEE region are especially welcome. All aspects of gender and family-related issues in the labor market are of interest. The workshop will be followed by a mentoring event addressed to young researchers, helping them to define career goals and the steps needed to achieve them. [...]
Exacerbated by the Great Recession, youth transitions to employment and adulthood have become increasingly protracted, precarious, and differentiated by gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Youth Labor in Transition examines young people's integration into employment, alongside the decisions and consequences of migrating to find work and later returning home. The authors identify key policy challenges for the future related to NEETS, overeducation, self-employment, and ethnic differences in outcomes. [...]
IMISCOE has opened nominations for its 2019 Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award. The Network has awarded this prize annually since 2010 to stimulate and recognise excellent PhD research in the field of migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe. The 2019 competition is open to all PhD recipients whose dissertations were defended within the 24-month period before the deadline for submission of 15 January 2019. [...]
The Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL) research programme’s mid-term conference will be held on 6-8 June 2019 at the University of Turku, Finland. The DIAL programme is focused on understanding the dynamics of inequalities as they unfold over the life course, causal processes and drivers in relation to these inequalities, and the impact of these inequalities on social cohesion. [...]
Political Challenges within the Baltic Sea Region
The analyses presented in the Discussion Paper ‘Ageing Workforce, Social Cohesion and Sustainable Development’ are a result of thorough scientific evidence and discussions among experts from research, policy and societal organisations from eleven Baltic Sea States. Results suggest, for instance, that regional and national policies aimed at creating sustainable ageing societies should better support small and medium-sized enterprises in adapting to new characteristics of the working force. [...]
Population Europe has developed four lesson plans for teachers to help educate their students about demography. The teaching material has been tested with various school classes to make sure that the materials were easy to understand and interesting for both students and teachers without the need for extensive preparation. [...]
The German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) carries out application-oriented empirical research. Its work focuses on two main fields: research on higher education, including analyses of students’ and graduates’ experiences, issues relating to life-long learning, steering and funding, and research into the scientific world and academic organizations.  [...]

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