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Ageing and Life Expectancy

EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review Winter Edition As in previous editions all graphs and related data are downloadable in excel format by clicking on the links provided. A link to a country-specific statistical annex is also provided at the end of the report. Here are some highlights: [...]
Designed as an annual conference on a variety of topics surrounding demographic challenges, the Berlin Demography Forum (BDF) offers a global, non-partisan platform for solution-oriented dialogue. [...]
Space both constructs society and it is at the same time its output. The relations of society and space are not very well clarified yet , however it offers  inspiring  framework for all the topics that sociology and related social sciences study. Socio.hu Social Science Review invites papers for its 2016 English language special issue on the following topics: Urban-rural relationships; Local image and place-based approach of territorial development; Development policy and regional inequalities; [...]
The British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) is a non-profitable society of persons with a scientific interest in the study of human populations. BSPS was founded in 1973, but originated in the 1960s. [...]
Demographic trends in Latin America and the Caribbean: Convergence or divergence in developing countries?  The VII Congress of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP) will be held together with the XX Congress of the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP) from 17 to 22 October 2016 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil (on the triple Border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay). The central theme of the conference will be: “Unity and diversity of demographic processes: political challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean in an international perspective”. [...]
Out now: the quarterly newsletter of Population Europe, the network of Europe’s leading demographic research centres. Please download it here: Population Europe Newsletter Winter 15/16.pdf [...]
OECD’s Pensions at a Glance 2015
by Monika Queisser [...]
Eastern Europeans age faster than Western Europeans
Do different ageing patterns exist in different European areas, and is there a difference between East and West? To study the distinctive patterns of ageing by gender, and education in 16 European countries, Warren C. Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov use prospective ages in place of chronological ages. Prospective ages take changes in life expectancy into account. Prospective ages are based on how many years people have ahead of them, while chronological age is the number of years people have already lived. Sanderson and Scherbov confirm that one important feature influencing ageing is peoples’ education: overall, differences between men and women tend to diminish as education levels increase. Across Eastern and Western Europe, ageing differences tend to disappear as education increases. [...]
Living conditions predict residential satisfaction of older people in Europe
Living conditions can affect the quality of life of older people in two different ways. The first is objective and regards the characteristics of dwellings. The second, instead, is subjective and respond to elder’s perceptions of how they accomplish the fulfilment of their needs. Both, together with their individual characteristics, build what has been defined as “residential satisfaction”. [...]
INED celebrated its 70th anniversary with special conferences, September 22, 2015. In this roundtable animated by the journalist Thierry Guerrier, the participants were : Jean-Claude Ameisen (French national ethics committee), Géraldine Duthé (INED), Agnès Lefranc (InVS), Jean-Marie Robine (Inser-Ined-EPHE).   Realisation: Odile Gras © Institut national d’études démographiques [...]

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