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Migration and Integration

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. [...]
When deciding to move, men’s careers are still prioritised, but dual-income households are less likely to go
The decision to pick up and move is a complex one. Migrating involves both direct costs — the move itself — and indirect, opportunity costs, or the foregone benefits of staying put. Moving a household exacerbates this complexity. A new study by Sergi Vidal, Francisco Perales, Philipp M. Lersch and Maria Brandén confirms that this is especially true for dual-earner couples, couples in which both members work outside the home. In principle, this means expanding female labour force participation and shrinking earnings gaps could restrict family moves in the future. The authors, however, also show that policy will have a role to play. [...]
The report provides a brief overview of the characteristics of recently arrived asylum seekers and discusses current labour market conditions and the outlook for integration. In the preparation of this report, extensive consultations with employers were undertaken. Recent policy initiatives are assessed against good practices from other OECD countries.   Download the report here. [...]
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).  [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
Interview with Prof. Helga de Valk, University of Groningen
Why do migrants choose the Netherlands? It's often thought that it is because of the high quality of the welfare state, but according to Groningen professor Helga de Valk, that’s a misconception. If it were true, then the Scandinavian countries would be the most popular, and migrants would never want to move on. The data does not support this scenario. [...]
This paper starts with a short review of the growing literature on the topic of older migrants, particularly in relation to this population’s diversity, social vulnerability, loneliness, (transnational) care and support networks. It then introduces the collection of papers of this special issue by proposing an approach to studying older migrants as social actors who develop strategies to surpass vulnerabilities. Older migrants mobilise their resources while taking into account structural opportunities and restrictions from the meso and macro levels. [...]

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