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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. [...]
The half day event will be the occasion to launch our compendium of inspiring practices on migrant and refugee children in Europe. The compendium documents how child protection services are responding to the specific needs of refugee and migrant children, and aims to contribute to solutions to provide quality family and community-based care. [...]
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.     [...]
Chair  Brienna Perelli-Harris (University of Southampton)   Membership  Albert Esteve Palos (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics) [...]
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. [...]
In a recent study, Francesco C. Billari, Osea Giuntella and Luca Stella analysed whether the availability of high-speed Internet influences fertility choices in Germany. The authors worked with data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). It is a unique dataset because it provides information on fertility histories, availability of Internet access, and also on whether Internet access is based on broadband (DSL) technology. [...]
Does policy play a role in how likely immigrant fathers take up leave?
Many societies, particularly in the Nordic region, have made efforts over the last decades to create more gender-equal family leave policies. These policies are supposed to encourage fathers to take time off from work to help care for their children by making it easier to do so. Once these policies are in place, it is a matter of making sure fathers actually take advantage of them. Jussi Tervola, Ann-Zofie Duvander and Eleonora Mussino took a close look at these policies to see if immigrant fathers are also using these benefits to take time off from work to help care for their children. [...]