Nico Stawarz and Nikola Sander (German Federal Institute for Population Research, BiB) use data on migration flows between 401 counties for the period 1991 to 2017 to study the impact of migration on regional population change since German Reunification.
A study by Melissa Bohnert and Pablo Gracia (Trinity College Dublin) asks whether engagement with digital media has been detrimental for the well-being of children, and whether the effects are the same for all children. They find that digital engagement can have moderate negative effects on children’s mental health and socioemotional problems, but these effects were found to vary largely depending on the quantity and quality of these digital activities.
Using Pairfam data, Mirkka Danielsbacka (University of Turku), Antti O. Tanskanen (University of Turku) and Francesco Billari (Bocconi University) looked into whether meeting a partner online associated with different family-related outcomes than of those of who meet offline.
Ariane Bertogg (University of Konstanz), Tiziana Nazio (WZB Berlin Social Science Center & University of Torino) and Susanne Strauß (University of Konstanz) use data from the Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) and find that providing regular care to parents or parents-in-law is not associated with a higher likelihood of exiting the labour market.
Comolli (University of Lausanne) and colleagues investigated the potential influence of economic recessions on total fertility rate in Nordic countries. They looked at the fertility histories and childbearing risk of native-born women in these countries between the late 1980s to mid-2010s.
The transition to retirement has become increasingly diverse: some retirees leave the workforce entirely, while others continue to work. Olga Grünwald (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)), Marleen Damman (Radboud University & NIDI), and Kène Henkens (NIDI, UMCG & University of Amsterdam) examined how different retirement processes shape engagement in unpaid productive activities.
Kathrin Morosow (University of Bath), Marika Jalovaara (University of Turku) and Juho Härkönen (European University Institute & Stockholm University) studied the impact of cash-for-care benefits on short- and long-term risks of parental separation in Finland.
Lajos Balint (Hungarian Demographic Research Institute & University of Pécs), Katalin Fuzer (University of Pécs), Xenia Gonda and Péter Döme (Semmelweis University & Nyiro Gyula National Institute of Psychiatry and Addictions) assessed the contribution of changes in socio-demographic factors in the decrease of the suicide rate in Hungary.
Our ability to predict migration patterns is limited. Mathias Czaika and Jakub Bijak of the Horizon 2020 project QuantMig tell us five facts everyone should know before discussing future migration trends.
The risk of dying from COVID-19 is for individuals aged 70 and older in Stockholm County who live in the same household as a person of working age was 60 per cent higher compared with the elderly who live with other old individuals, find Maria Brandén and colleagues (Stockholm University Demography Unit).
Per Engzell, Arun Frey & Mark Verhagen of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, Oxford University find that during the first COVID-19 lockdown in the Netherlands, students learned less than during a normal year. These results highlight the costs of keeping students out of schools and of the difficulties in compensating for these costs.
A study by Helen Kowalewska (Oxford University) and Agnese Vitali (University of Trento) suggests it is time for policies to recognise the economic fragility of female-breadwinner couples. The gendered division of paid and unpaid work within couples has transformed across industrialised countries in recent decades. In analysing this change, policymakers and academics have endorsed the ‘social investment’ agenda, promoting a shift from male-breadwinning to ‘dual-breadwinning’ among partners.
Commuting tends to vary over an individual’s life course: Looking specifically at women entering motherhood, they tend to reduce their commute when transitioning to parenthood. Almost one in three of the mothers surveyed by Thomas Skora, Heiko Rüger & Nico Stawarz (German Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB)) reduced their commuting distance substantially after the birth of the first child, leading to significant wage cuts.
This open access book presents new developments in the field of demographic forecasting, covering mortality, fertility and migration. For each component emerging methods to forecast them are presented. Moreover, instruments for forecasting evaluation are provided.
TheInternational Network on Leave Policies and Researchproduces an annual review of leave policies and related research, covering Maternity, Paternity and Parental leaves; leave to care for sick children and other employment-related measures to support working parents; and early childhood education and care policy.
The 2020 edition of the OECD International Migration Outlook analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non-member countries, and looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries.
This report from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), written by Wolfgang Lutz and Nicholas Gailey, addresses depopulation from a multi-dimensional demographic perspective, not only looking at population size and age structure, but also differentiating by level of education and labor force participation.
This report from the QuantMig project sets out to translate migration theory into empirically testable propositions. Drawing actively on elements from different corners of the fragmented landscape of migration theory, the authors formulate ten propositions, selected based on their relevance to current societal and academic debates on international migration, its dynamics and patterns.
This report from the QuantMig project, by Michaël Boissonneault, Jarl Mooyaart, Petra de Jong and Helga de Valk sets out to examine how migration scenarios are used in the literature presenting characterisations of societies’ futures.
From Linda Hantrais (Loughborough University & London School of Economics and Political Science) and Marie-Thérèse Letablier (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) & Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne), this book looks behind headlines and uncontextualised comparisions to compare and contrast the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in European Union countries.
This theme issue integrates the efforts of researchers working across archaeology, anthropology, genomics, palaeoecology, and evolutionary demography, combining original research alongside critical reviews, to provide a benchmark for the state-of-the-art in prehistoric demography and a statement of the future of this rapidly growing cross-disciplinary endeavour.
How long can humans live? This open access book was edited by Heiner Maier (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Rsearch) and Bernard Jeune and James W. Vaupel (University of Southern Denmark). It documents, verifies and brings to life the advance of the frontier of human survival. It carefully validates data on supercentenarians, aged 110+, and semi-supercentenarians, aged 105-109, stored in the International Database on Longevity (IDL).
The report ‘Wir haben das geschafft – und uns verändert’ discusses the consequences of the ‘long summer of migration’. They found that while the rapid intake of a large number of refugees was a challenge, it was largely overcome and was the catalyst for numerous changes.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 EAPS Awards from our network: Elizabeth Thomson (Stockholm University Demography Unit), Daniele Vignoli (University of Florence), Martin Kolk (Stockholm University Demography Unit), Trude Lappegård (University of Oslo) and Liili Abuladze (Tallinn University).
Congratulations to Eva Beaujouan and Raya Muttarak (Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital), Jennifer Dowd (Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science) and Alessia Melegaro (Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy) for receiving ERC Consolidator Grants.
The Comparative Panel File (CPF) is now online! It harmonises the world's largest and longest-running household panel surveys from seven countries. It is developed by Konrad Turek and Matthijs Kalmijn at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW) and Thomas Leopold at the University of Cologne.
The Local Population Studies Society spring Conference will be held on 17 April 2021, organised in conjunction with the University of Southampton. The conference is intended to showcase the work being done on local population history by postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers at universities in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it will be important that demographers make a greater effort to communicate their research findings to influence policy measures addressing the impacts of the pandemic. Researchers also need to be more vocal in combating misinformation about the virus and conveying the non-health implications of this pandemic on society.
Five years after the so-called migration crisis of 2015, researchers evaluate its main impacts on governance: Have the legal and administrative provisions met the challenges? How can we improve to be better prepared for future immigration waves? Watch our webinar with researchers from the Research Initiative on Migration of the Max Planck Society: The Challenges of Migration, Integration and Exclusion.
On 4 December, Alanna Armitage (UNFPA), Colin Scicluna (Cabinet of the Vice President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography) & Leo van Wissen (NIDI and University of Groningen) discussed what policy measures could help provide more attractive living conditions and better and innovative job opportunities for women in rural communities and what support is needed for women to become a motor for economic growth and sustainable development in rural areas.
On 10 December, in honour of the German presidency of the Council of the European Union, State Sectretary Dr Markus Kerber (German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community) andProf. Dr Arnstein Aassve(Bocconi University) discussed what are the demographic parameters which support – or might prevent – individuals from being better prepared for the challenges of the pandemic.