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Books and Reports

This section provides an overview of selected book publications of Population Europe researchers, cooperation partners and from other sources. If available, links guide the user to the publication websites.

Demography matters. The economy, labour market, healthcare, pensions, regional development, and election results – all are driven by demography. EU Member States have their own strategies and policies in order to counteract demographic decline. The EU also has an auxiliary role when it comes to tackling demographic challenges. Nevertheless, the EU has limited legal powers when it comes to dealing with issues that are related to demography. [...]
The provision of quality and affordable housing is an important mechanism for tackling child poverty, promoting the social inclusion of children and minimising the risk of homelessness among children in the EU. This memo outlines the housing conditions experienced by children across the EU and describes actions taken by EU countries and at the European level to improve the situation. [...]
This technical brief highlights relevant initiatives underway in UNFPA offices worldwide to respond to the rights and needs of older persons in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]
This open access book focuses on family diversity from a legal, demographical and sociological perspective. It investigates what is at stake in the life of homosexuals in the field of family formation, parenting and parenthood, what it brings to everyday life, the support of the law, and what its absence implies. [...]
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Divorce in Europe collects the major discussions in divorce research in Europe. Why was divorce increasing so rapidly throughout the US and Europe and do we see signs of a turn? Do cohabitation breakups influence divorce trends or is there a renewed stability on the partner market? [...]
This report aims to review the theoretical and empirical evidence of the determinants of low fertility. This is part of a series of UNFPA technical working papers. [...]
This working paper by Tomáš Sobotka, Anna Matysiak and Zuzanna Brzozowska (Wittgenstein Centre for Population and Global Human Capital) aims to summarise the available evidence on the effects of family policies on fertility, combining literature review with empirical illustrations for selected countries and policy interventions. It also discusses the complexity of the policy-fertility links. [...]
The OECD has published several brief analyses on the impacts and consequences of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as possible solutions, in areas including containment, health, employment, education, and more. The site is continuously supplemented and updated. [...]
Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men. [...]
In a new policy brief from the AgeWellAccounts (AWA) Project, the authors analyzed the association between fertility rates and well-being measured at the regional level in Italy. They found that in the best-performing regions in terms of economic conditions, public services, educational quality, and environment, fertility is higher than the national average. [...]