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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. [...]
The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) invites contributions to the next European Population Conference to be held in Mainz, Germany, 31 August - 3 September 2016 (EPC2016). EPC2016 is a general scientific population conference where the topic "Demographic Change and Policy Implications" will receive special attention.   [...]
How Increasing Life Expectancy could contribute to Gender Equality in Leadership Positions
by James W. Vaupel Everyone talks about our new life courses in view of increasing life expectancy – but what about reconciliation of family and career? In numerous sectors of the economy and other branches of society, many of the leading positions are predominantly occupied by men. This has led to, for example, debates about obligatory quota regulations within the governing boards of listed companies to allow females to break through the so-called “glass ceiling” of gender-specific career paths. [...]
The Third ISA Forum will be convened in Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2016 on the theme “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.” This theme encourages a forward-orientation in empirical, theoretical, and normative research to tackle the problems and opportunities that often cut across borders. [...]
Relationships are thought to be an important indication of integration. Since the beginning of the European project, political scientists have in fact suggested that the development of a European identity could be strengthened by marriages between two people from different European countries. It’s tricky to measure, though, so we’ve had only anecdotes until now. Our study offers figures [1]. [...]

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