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The Economics Department at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is looking to continue its tradition of evidence based policy-research by inviting postdoctoral researchers to apply jointly with the Economics Department for the European Commission's  [...]
Can partner care by older couples pave the way to more gender equality?
The image of women as the only caregivers in families is being questioned as demographic evidence becomes more and more available. By exploring two national surveys, the Spanish Survey on Disability, Personal Autonomy and Dependency (EDAD) from 2008 and the 2002-2003 Level-of-Living Survey by Statistic’s Sweden, Antonio Abellan and colleagues looked at dynamics inside households. The author’s main focus lied on the household structure, i.e. intergenerational, single- or couples-only living arrangements, and on the identification of the caregiver for each household type. [...]
Is the risk equally spread within the sexual minority population?
Introduction Sexual minority individuals have a higher risk of anxiety and depression compared with heterosexuals. However, whether the higher risk is spread equally across the sexual minority population is not clear.   Aim [...]
This workshop will take place on November 2-3, 2017 at the University of Geneva. Its aim is to discuss the heuristic potential of the concept of ambivalence to study the accumulation of vulnerability over the life course. Deadline for abstract submissions is July 3, 2017. [...]
Armenia and Georgia in comparative perspective
Mortality trends in former Soviet Republics differ substantially among countries. While these trends have been well-documented for Russia and other northern former Soviet Republics, little is known about countries located in the southern tier of the region. To begin to fill this gap, Duthé et al. (2017) present evidence from Georgia and Armenia and compare it with countries which we know more about, namely Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Results show that Armenia and Georgia have similar levels of adult mortality as Kyrgystan. [...]
The Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy is a research facility established by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science [Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.]. Our social law department is devoted to basic research in the field of foreign and international social law. [...]
New statistics from Eurostat
The use of medicine differs between Member States. In the EU, almost half of the population (49 %) used prescribed medicines in 2014. Among the Member States, this proportion ranged from 23% in Romania, 36% in Cyprus, 38% in Italy and 39% in Bulgaria, to 55% in the Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Finland, 56% in Portugal and 60% in Belgium. [...]
Authors: Mireia Julià, Christophe Vanroelen, Kim Bosmans, Karen Van Aerden, Joan Benach   [...]
Department of Social Policy Research Fellow (two posts available) From £43,173 to £49,986 pa inclusive This is a full-time fixed term position until 31 January 2019.     [...]
We invite applications from qualified and highly motivated students for a 3.75-year St Andrews–Max Planck PhD studentship in Demography / Population Studies. The PhD studentship is funded by the University of St Andrews and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). The PhD student will be working on fertility in high income countries. [...]

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