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As part of the Demography Today lecture series, Francesco Billari (Bocconi University) will be giving a talk on "Digital revolution and demographic behaviour".   [...]
A register-based perspective on economic consequences of moving away from parental home
This article concerns severe financial problems that develop after leaving parental home. It analyses the development of financial problems after leaving one's parental home, and considers how financial problems are associated with likelihood of boomeranging (i.e. adult children returning to parental home). The 9-year follow-up study focused on a nationally representative sample of Finnish young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who moved out from their parental home between 2006 and 2009 (n = 9,196). [...]
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. [...]
The European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR), together with the Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics & Public Policies at Bocconi University  are happy to announce that the next  three-day conference is to be held in Milan, Italy from 31 August to 2 September 2017. The ECSR 2017 conference theme is “Institutions, Inequality and Social Dynamics.” [...]
On 13–17 March 2017, jointly with the Collegio Carlo Alberto and NASP, the ECSR will organize a Spring School: The intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status and inequality: patterns and mechanisms. Collegio Carlo Alberto, Via Real Collegio 30, Moncalieri (Turin), Italy [...]
The Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences will hold a conference on the 8-9th of June 2017 in Budapest on issues related to institutional reforms in ageing societies.   [...]
This is the eighth edition of Society at a Glance, the biennial OECD overview of social indicators. This report addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. It updates some indicators included in the previous editions published since 2001 and introduces several new ones, with 25 indicators in total. It includes data for the 35 OECD member countries and where available data for key partners (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa); other G20 countries (Argentina and Saudi Arabia) are also included. [...]
Similarities, rather than differences, characterise parent-child support among migrants and non-migrants
Similarities, rather than differences, characterise parent-child support among migrants and non-migrants by Helga de Valk and Valeria Bordone As our societies age, adult sons and daughters must increasingly balance their own lives with the needs of their ageing parents. They must reconcile the preferences of their parents with their institutional setting—that junction between policies and cultural expectations. A quick look at our own lives, and it’s easy to see that always making the “right” decisions can quickly get complicated for anyone. [...]
The Population Europe Exhibition “How to get to 100 – and enjoy it”, which has been travelling over the past years throughout Europe, was, by invitation of Mr Heinz Becker MEP and with financial support of the Economic and Social Research Council, on display from 26th to 29th of September at the European Parliament in Brussels. [...]
An index of generational power reveals the impact of one of societies’ budding political cleavages
by Harald Wilkoszewski, Elke Loichinger, and Patrick I. Dick [...]

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