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Migration and Integration

A new migrant underclass seems to be emerging in Spain and Sweden, where immigrant women working in domestic and care services live a similar situation marked by precariousness. [...]
"Migration is one of the worst predictable elements of the puzzle". An interview with Jakub Bijak (University of Southampton), winner of the Allianz European Demographer Award 2015. Questions: 1. People often think of projections as a “crystal ball” to predict the future. What do you personally find fascinating about forecasts and projections in the field of demography? 2. What are the main reasons that make projecting international migration in Europe so difficult? [...]
An interview with Sorana Toma (ENSAE–Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative) on migration and immigration. Questions: 1. I am planning to live in another country once I finish my studies and I feel it is very important to already know some people there. Is that generally the case when people decide to move to another country? 2. What can be the downsides of such “migrant networks” for the newcomer? 3. Is it easier to find a good job in your new home country if you already studied there? [...]
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s call for the creation of a European army last week faced many critical voices – from those, who saw the proposal undermining the role of NATO to other comments that pointed to the lack of both financial resources and political will within the EU. Demographic analyses, however, show that a further Europeanisation of armed forces might become inevitable due to a lack of qualified and fit recruits in many European countries.  [...]
2016 Annual Meeting at Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. March 31 – April 2 Pre-registration fees: Members: $167.00 Students: $66.00 Non-members: $305.00 Student non-members: $131.00 The preliminary program will be posted January 2016 Visit the Washington, D.C. Convention and Visitors Association for information on restaurants, things to do, and places to go   [...]
Play "Pac-Man" for a healthy lifestyle, take a look at yourself at old age and discover the secrets of longevity. Find out why the risk of dying is the same for newborns and at age 50, why some singles are not really single and why the war between generations is not going to happen. Discover what demographic change means for your own life with the interactive exhibition "How to get to 100 - and enjoy it".  [...]
This publication presents the first broad international comparison across all EU and OECD countries of the outcomes for immigrants and their children. It is the fruit of a joint co-operation between the European Commission (DG Migration and Home Affairs) and the OECD’s International Migration Division, in the perspective of a regular monitoring of comparable indicators of integration across EU and OECD countries. [...]

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