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  This Award honors outstanding achievements by an individual scholar on the intersection of social policy and family demography. The Award has been initiated by the Nordic Demographic Society to celebrate Jan M. Hoem’s (1939-2017) achievements in advancing Nordic and European family demography and social policy research. [...]
Handgrip strength is seen as a powerful predictor of mortality across individuals. However, there is no research evidence about the levels and predictive ability of grip strength for mortality in Russian populations compared to the predictive ability of grip strength of other European populations, e.g. in England and Denmark. In England life expectancy levels are close to the EU average, while grip strength levels are slightly above EU average. Denmark has a below-average life expectancy level across EU countries, but it is one of the countries with the highest grip strength scores. [...]
A cohort perspective
Europe displays important variations in the level of internal migration, with a clear spatial gradient of high mobility in northern and western Europe but lower mobility in the south and east. However, cross-national variation in levels of internal migration remains poorly understood, because it is analysed almost exclusively using cross-sectional data and period measures. [...]
Central European University is pleased to announce the seventh annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. This pioneering award, first announced in 2011 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Central European University, honors academics in the social sciences and humanities who teach at higher education institutions in the European Higher Education Area. [...]
(Allianz-Nachwuchspreis für Demografie)
  Um junge Wissenschaftler/innen im Fachgebiet der Demografie zu fördern, lobt die Allianz in Zusammenarbeit mit der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) auch im Jahr 2017 einen Preis für herausragende Arbeiten aus, die einen Bezug zu demografischen Fragestellungen aufweisen. Das von der Allianz gestiftete Preisgeld beträgt insgesamt 6.000 €. Insgesamt werden vier Preise im Wert von je 1.500 € vergeben. Die Preisverleihung erfolgt im Rahmen des Berliner Allianz-Forums im Februar 2018.  [...]
Out now: Population Europe's Quarterly Newsletter! Please download it here:  Population_Europe_Newsletter_October_2017.pdf If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, please sign up here.       [...]
Press Release from the UNECE
In a context of continued population ageing, countries in the UNECE region have made strong progress towards promoting active ageing and ensuring inclusive and sustainable societies for all ages. But further efforts are needed to realize the potentials of living longer. These are the main findings of a new report assessing trends and progress in countries’ actions in response to the challenges and potential linked to ageing populations, released today at the opening of the 4th UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing, held in Lisbon. [...]
Does the lifestyle before childbirth influences the wellbeing of the new parents?
It is well known that having a child requires some lifestyle adjustments. Parenthood can hinder the wellbeing of new parents since it is difficult to combine the demands of a child with work and leisure. In this study, A. Roeters, J.J. Mandemakers and M. Voorpostel  take into account the lifestyle differences of individuals before becoming parents. Using data from eleven waves of the Swiss Household Panel, the researchers investigate to what extent individuals’ participation in leisure activities and paid work moderates the effects of parenthood on wellbeing. [...]
To understand how health policies can help improve our quality of life in older ages, it is important to look at health behaviours and their relation to health outcomes. In a recent study, Liili Abuladze and colleagues examined this relationship in Estonia, where life expectancies and self-rated health among older adults are comparatively low in Europe. [...]

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