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New study assesses human capital of asylum seekers
Who are the refugees who arrived in Europe in the summer and fall of 2015? What are their motivations, their intentions, their skills, their attitudes? A new study in PLOS ONE by researchers from the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital now sheds light on these important questions. Lead researcher Isabella Buber-Ennser and colleagues conducted a survey (Displaced Persons in Austria Survey DiPAS) and gathered information on 972 individuals from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan who arrived in Austria in 2015. [...]
A new data set provides a comprehensive look at population dynamics in Europe, including the influence of migration on population growth and the effect of population ageing (Press release by IIASA) [...]
Depending on the country, nonstandard work shifts can mean work-life reconciliation or a tough labour market
Nonstandard work shifts (NSS) are a controversial feature of labour markets. To some, they represent degradation of working conditions; to others, the flexib­ility needed to enter the labour market in tough times and reconcile work with home life. [...]
Housing an older population
For the first time in history, the average age of the British population has exceeded 40. In the mid-1970s, it was 34. Thanks to our ever-improving longevity and the ageing of younger migrants, it is estimated the 60+ age group will account for 75% of the UK’s population growth by 2040. British people will be living longer in a population that is itself growing older. [...]
Out now: Population Europe's Quarterly Newsletter! Please download it here: Population Europe_Newsletter_July 2016.pdf [...]
Op-ed by Andreas Edel and Patrick Dick in The European
Brexit would affect foreign net contributors to Britain’s welfare state—and their British partners. Read the full op-ed here: http://www.theeuropean-magazine.com/andreas-edel/11073-brexit [...]
New study by MPIDR researcher
Fanny Kluge, researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock/Germany, one of Population Europe's Partners, has estimated how different the effects of an aging society will be on different European countries. One finding of her work is that the countries that have yet to recover from the Great Recession will face massive problems within a few decades. [...]
Population Europe Partner Institute IIASA among the strategic partners of the new centre
On 20 June 2016, the European Commission launched the Knowledge Centre for Migration and Demography (KCMD). [...]
Do your homework
Obesity and overweight is largely preventable, yet widespread around the world. They are particularly prevalent in richer countries. Since 1980, the global percentage of overweight adults has increased from around 30 to closer to 40. In Europe, the figure has reached 50. [...]

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