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Population Europe Inter-Faces are a series of video interviews with leading demographic experts on Population Europe’s YouTube channel and other video material of general interest produced by the partner institutes. Users can gain first-hand insights about demographic developments, which may affect individual life courses and future policies.

An interview with Tom Emery (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam) on family support. Questions: 1. The media often report about increasing numbers of young adults depending on long-term financial support from their parents. But none of my friends or myself actually receive this kind of support – so, how dependent is this generation on their parents? 2. Who are the “lucky few”? Do they all have wealthy parents or are there any other common characteristics? [...]
Interview with Tomáš Sobotka (Vienna Institute of Demography) on fertility in times of crisis. Questions: 1. We want to have children, but given the current economic crisis, we are not sure whether it is a good time right now. Do other people worry about the crisis when planning their families, and what are the effects? 2. Does it make a difference to family planning in times of economic crisis what kind of job people have? 3. Are there factors like family support, social networks or the infamous “biological clock” that are helping to overcome these worries? [...]
Interview with Trifon Missov (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) ) on Ageing. Questions: 1. Sometimes I look at my friends who are my age and wonder why some look much younger, and others older. Is that an indication that everyone ages at a different rate? 2. What do we actually know about the individual rate of ageing for human beings? 3. Looking back at the totality of my life, were the illnesses and unhealthy habits of my youth more relevant for my rate of ageing, or rather the health problems that occurred in the later years of my life? [...]
"Education is the demographic dimension that matters most for development" - an interview with Wolfgang Lutz (Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital). Questions: 1. When you think about world population trends and forecasting: do you see scarcity or prosperity? 2. How alarming is low fertility in Europe in a global demographic context - will Europeans die out one day? 3. Is there an optimal level of fertility? 4. How important is it to slow down population increase in developing countries? [...]
Having a child is as legitimate an aim in life as having a Mercedes" - an interview with Zsolt Spéder (Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, Budapest). Questions: 1. What are the most interesting demographic developments in the new European member states in the last decades? 2. What is the reason for this? 3. Will fertility behaviour change soon or always stay low? 4. What is the role of cultural factors compared to economic factors? 5. What do you consider the main cause for fertility decline? [...]
Joining Generations & Gender Programme 2020 – Introductory Webinar with Anne Gauthier (GGP Director), Tom Emery (GGP Project Manager) & Deirdre Casella (GGP International Liaison Officer)   [...]
The New Questionnaire of the Generations & Gender Survey: What are the innovations? with Dr Tom Emery, Deputy Director of the GGP   [...]
SHARE, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, is a multidisciplinary longitudinal survey for the study of the social, economic and health situation of people aged 50 and older in Europe. In 2004, SHARE started collecting representative data of the generation 50+ in eleven countries. Today, data from 27 European countries and Israel is available. SHARE has collected data from 140,000 respondents in 380,000 interviews. [...]
What insights into the changes in the lives of individuals and families does a social science research infrastructure like the GGP offer researchers, policy makers and civil society?  This animated introduction to the Generations & Gender Programme (GGP) explains the purpose, function and value of a social science research infrastructure to the domains of public policy and research. To access the GGP open source datasets register as a GGP User here. [...]
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On 9th December 2014, the Nobel Week Dialogue was held in Stockholm. Representatives from politics, society and the scientific community – among them many Nobel Laureates – came together to engage in dialogue on aging society. MPIDR-Director Jim Vaupel took an active part in the discussions. The theme of the third Nobel Week Dialogue was "The Age to Come - New scientific and cultural perspectives on ageing". Watch all the speeches here. MPIDR-Director James W. Vaupel gave a talk on the demographic consequences of an aging society, his presentation starts at 13:30. [...]

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