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Family and Children

By Jani Erola and Elina Kilpi-Jakonen
Drawing conclusions of what promotes intergenerational mobility, thus promoting more equal societies, has turned out to be rather difficult. In our edited volume, we argue that an important factor that previous studies have overlooked is compensation. This means that when resources are lacking or have suddenly been lost, some attempts are made to access other resources. These attempts may come from the children, the parents themselves, or other persons nearby, such as grandparents, other extended or new family members, or even neighbours. [...]
Out now: Population Europe's Quarterly Newsletter! Please download it here: Population Europe Newsletter April 2017.pdf If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, please sign up here. [...]
Our app "A Life Journey" provides insights on the topic of demographic change in Europe and also introduces individuals to the field of population studies. To find out how to use our app "A Life Journey", please watch this short video to learn about all of its features and content. Download for your iPhone© here Download for your iPad© here [...]
The population in Europe is continuously changing. People are living longer, having few children, and more people are moving to Europe. All of these changes contribute to demographic change. It is important, particularly for younger generations, to learn about demography and how it affects their lives. This video provides a short introduction to the field of demography and the app "A Life Journey". This app is a fun, interactive way to learn more about demography and demographic change in Europe. [...]
The aim of this discussion paper is to provide up-to-date empirical evidence and policy recommendations related to family issues in Europe. [...]
7° concorso neodemos e i giovani
Submit your paper to Neodemos's award for young scholars “Neodemos e i giovani”. All individuals born from 01.01.1981 onwards can send an original article until 31 March 2017.  Papers should cover a population issue, and scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply. For more information please click on the link (in Italian).  [...]
In many ways, primary care in Denmark performs well. Danish primary care is trusted and valued by patients, and is relatively inexpensive. But there are important areas where it needs to be strengthened. Most critically, Danish primary care is relatively opaque in terms of the performance data available at local level. Greater transparency is vital in the next phase of reform and sector strengthening. Robust information on quality and outcomes empowers patients and gives them choice. It can support GPs to benchmark themselves, and engage in continuous quality improvement. [...]
“Is every child counted” provides a status report on the data availability of child related SDG indicators showing that sufficient data is available only for half of those. Many indicators, such as those on poverty and violence cannot be compared, and are either too limited or of poor quality, leaving governments without the information they need to accurately address challenges facing millions of children, or to track progress towards achieving the Goals. The report also identifies priorities for enhancing the collection, analysis and use of data for children. [...]
This article presents descriptive tabulations of data from the Harmonized Histories, covering 17 European countries and the United States, to highlight continuity and change in the context of marriage across the life course, cohorts, and countries. [...]

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