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In this paper we compare several types of economic dependency ratios for a selection of European countries. These dependency ratios take into account not only the demographic structure of the population, but also the differences in age-specific economic behaviour such as labour market activity, income and consumption as well as age-specific public transfers. [...]
But not by segregation
To be sure, the intrinsic cultural and societal value of ethnic diversity is a hard thing to measure. The benefit of ethnic diversity is multifaceted and often intangible. Lately, it’s also been questioned. [...]
The Internet has now become a habitual channel for finding a partner, but little is known about the impact of this recent partnership market on mate selection patterns. This study revisits the supply side perspective on assortative mating by exploring the role played by online venues in breeding educational, racial/ethnic and religious endogamy. It compares couples that met online (through either online dating platforms, Internet social networking, Internet gaming website, Internet chat, Internet community, etc.) to those that met through various offline contexts of interaction. [...]
  Methods and theories of historical demography and GIS: • GIS theory, data, and tools • Creating and analysing geographic context variables • Survival analysis with geographic micro-level factors • Scanian Economic Demographic Database (SEDD)   Structure: • Theoretical lectures • Applied exercises   Instructors: • Tommy Bengtsson • Lars Harrie • Finn Hedefalk • Luciana Quaranta   [...]
We currently have a postdoc job opening at the BIGSSS Methods Center! We are looking for an expert in qualitative and/or mixed methods:   BIGSSS Postdoctoral Fellow to the Methods Center (m/f) Full-time, initially limited until December 31st, 2018 Job ID JU-17-07   Your responsibilities: [...]
CPC is delighted to share a new 3 year fully funded PhD Project (UK Students Only) opportunity 'Silver Splitters: Partnership dissolution and re-formation in later life', supervised by CPC's Professor Maria Evandrou, Professor Jane Falkingham and Dr Athina Vlachantoni. [...]
A comparison of forms of care used by older natives and migrant residents in Switzerland
A close look at the ageing process betrays a complex interaction of demographic policies and factors. Old age care arrangements are a window into that interaction. But what does this mean when the ageing process also affects the migrant population? Claudio Bolzman and Giacomo Vagni compare old age care arrangements used in Switzerland by migrants and native Swiss. Specifically, they investigated whether older migrants find their way to formal care services as often as older Swiss natives despite language barriers, lower levels of education, and fewer economic resources. [...]
Family, Education and Migration
General Information With this call for papers, we invite researchers in the field of family sciences (e. g. sociology, political science, economics, psychology, education) to actively participate in one of the sessions by presenting a paper during the symposium at the 5th European Congress of Family Science. [...]
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INED is seeking to recruit 3(or 4) doctoral students for a period of 3 years.   The 2017 call will be closed on 04 May at midday   The doctoral students will work at INED (Paris, France) and will conduct their research in one of the 11 units. The research projects presented by applicants must correspond to the research themes and methodological approaches of INED and/or the research themes and methodological approaches of iPops laboratory of excellence.   [...]
We are a research institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. The Munich Center for Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy studies, evaluates, anticipates and follows the micro- and macro-economic aspects of demographic change. We are currently searching for several:   Student Assistants for the research unit "Macro-implications for Demographic Change".   [...]