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A Life Without Children – Patterns, Causes, Contexts across Europe A Webinar with Population Europe Expert Professor Dr Michaela Kreyenfeld, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin/Germany Wednesday, 3 February 2016 14:00 – 15:00 Brussels time [...]
Does the Spanish Work Schedule Hurt Family Life?
Many Spanish parents work with a split-shift schedule, which consists of a long lunch break, sometimes two hours, that extends working activities until late in the evening. Empirical evidence by researchers Pablo Gracia (European University Institute) and Matthijs Kalmijn (University of Amsterdam) suggests that this schedule has negative consequences on parents’ time in family and child-related activities. [...]
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 [...]
by Tracey Burns “My son was accepted into film-making camp, and he’s only seven years old! I’m so proud. The only problem is that I’m not sure how I will get him there since the twins have their dance class and then empathy workshop on the same afternoon” – On the phone with my friend, I make polite noises but inside I am thinking: what ever happened to kids having time to run around and just have fun? [...]
Parenting, Co-Parenting and Child Well-being in Changing Families The conference is part of the scientific program of the pairfam project funded by the German Research Foundation. Pairfam is a representative panel study for analyzing close relationships and family relations in Germany. It provides large longitudinal data sets to be used by interested researchers. For more details see www.pairfam.de. [...]
The European Fertility Datasheet 2015 provides an in-depth look at European fertility through a combination of data for all countries of Europe and for broader European regions, maps, tables, graphs and featured thematic boxes. The online version is optimized for mobile devices and provides expanded coverage, including additional maps, ranking charts as well as details about data sources and definitions. It also allows the users to download all the data. [...]

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