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Five takeaways from the Families and Societies European Policy Brief on intergenerational dependence
by Daniela Vono de Vilhena Whether we are sandwiched or stretched in mid-life is a matter of metaphorical consistency. How we care for our grandparents, parents and children is a matter of policy that affects just about everyone. [...]
Come to the unique (free) interactive exhibition ‘How to get to 100…and enjoy it’ and find out how you can live longer pleasantly. The exhibition runs from June 7 to June 19 in the Aa Church. [...]
The Parliament of Generations 2016 is a political simulation that aims to shed light on the question of how demographic change influences political opinions and voting behaviour. The first Parliament of Generations took place in 2013 in the former Parliament building in Bonn; in June, the Members of the Parliament will convene in the Bavarian Parliament building, the Maximilaneum in Munich. The simulation is advised and monitored by several experts. [...]
What population ageing does and does not mean for society
by Patrick I. Dick Ageism is, unfortunately, alive and well. In fact, it continues to be so pervasive that even its victims can be caught in the cycles that perpetuate it. [...]
COFACE Families-Europe and two of its Belgian members Gezinsbond and La Ligue des Familles are jointly organising the conference ‘Families on the move‘ that will take place in Brussels at the centre of Europe at the Higher Inst [...]
The draft of the scientific programme for the 2016 European Population Conference in Mainz is now available online. You can find more information here: http://epc2016.princeton.edu/topics. [...]
by Ester Rizzi Do our children make us happier? It is a loaded question, but one with important policy implications—and therefore worth exploring. There is ample evidence to suggest that the birth of a child increases parents’ happiness in general. Survey results show a spike in happiness in the year of the birth of the first child. This jump is especially high for mothers, who reported an increase in happiness comparable to the drop reported following a divorce, about half a point (see Figure 1). [...]
The 20th Nordic Demographic Symposium will be held on June 14–16, 2017 in Turku (Åbo), on the southwest coast of Finland. The biannual symposium brings together researchers, students and other experts especially from the Nordic and Baltic countries. [...]
EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review Winter Edition As in previous editions all graphs and related data are downloadable in excel format by clicking on the links provided. A link to a country-specific statistical annex is also provided at the end of the report. Here are some highlights: [...]
The European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR), together with the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford and Nuffield College will be hosting a three-day conference to be held in Oxford, United Kingdom from September 22-24, 2016. [...]

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