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.
Interview with Melinda Mills and Maria Letizia TanturriWho is considered a childless person in your research? A childless person is defined as an individual having no biological or foster children. [...]
Interview with Don FlynnPopulation 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 HärkönenPopulation Europe (PE): To what extent growing up with divorced parents affects children? [...]
Interview with Helga de ValkHelga 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 GoffartPopulation 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. [...]
Interview with Demographer Jakub BijakPopulation Europe: Migration is the most uncertain demographic component. Do we really know what happens to migrants in times of recession? Jakub Bijak: We know even less than during the periods of stable economy. Under any circumstances immigration is quite difficult to measure and predict, or even to define in a precise way. During the crisis the situation is even worse, as migration becomes more volatile. [...]