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Policy Insights

Researchers and collaboration partners of Population Europe as well as eminent experts from leading organisations contribute to the debate on demographic developments that are of public interest by providing insights into pressing policy issues.

Population science is a fortunate discip­line, methodologically speaking. As demo­graphers, we enjoy a wealth of available data and our subjects—birth, partnership, death, movement—are fairly clear cut. They are also easily subjected to interna­tional comparisons, which offer insight into general and country-specific trends. [...]
by Jakub Bijak Forced migration, related to armed conflict or persecution is unpredictable [1]. Crises such as the recent one in Syria happen frequently all over the world, forcing many people to flee and seek asylum outside of their home countries. In the Syrian case, over four million refugees have already been registered outside of Syria by October 2015. [...]
“Demography is destiny” is a well-known expression. It suggests change is inex­orable, somehow unchangeable, subject only to inertia. But demography can be fast. [...]
Biological Clock
Interview with Melinda Mills and Maria Letizia Tanturri
Who is considered a childless person in your research? A childless person is defined as an individual having no biological or foster children. [...]
Interview with Amparo González-Ferrer
What are the specific difficulties that pupils of immigrant background face in the education systems? [...]
Interview with Don Flynn
Population Europe: What do you consider the most pressing issue in Migration politics that the EU has to resolve right now? [...]
Interview with Fabrizio Bernardi and Juho Härkönen
Population Europe (PE): To what extent growing up with divorced parents affects children? [...]
Interview with Chiara Pronzato
Population Europe (PE): Can research tell us what is more damaging for children’s future: a lack of money or a lack of parents’ time in their early childhood? [...]
Interview with Helga de Valk
Helga de Valk on meeting and mating in the European Union single market: Population Europe (PE): Why is research on intermarriage relevant for the future of the European Union? Helga de Valk (HdV): For a long time different scholars have seen intermarriage as an important indicator for openness between groups. When you see a lot of intermarriage, that would suggest that there are relatively limited boundaries between certain groups. It also means that people not only meet each other but are accepting each other as a partner. [...]
Interview with Marc Goffart
Population Europe: What is the EU’s interest in research on families?   Marc Goffart: The EU’s research interest in families dates back to the late ‘80s, but actual policy developments (at the EU and international level, such as the OECD) are of more recent nature, which have initially centred around the demographic developments in Europe. [...]

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