The contributions stress the heterogeneity among migrants’ family life, and the need for more research and targeted policies. More research using longitudinal data is needed for advancing our understanding of migrants’ attitudes and behaviours in the realm of family life and for providing informed advice to policymakers and organizations aiming to improve migrants’ living conditions and the life chances of their children.
The gender pay gap and other risks linked to the devaluation of care work should be tackled by combating ageism; creating and enforcing a minimum standard of care provision; creating a professional qualification system and career pathways for professional carers; and by supporting community-based care with solutions that respect the dignity and identity of care receivers. Measures to support informal caregivers should allow them to receive and transfer pension contributions and provide them with an array of relief measures. Care in old age should be a social responsibility framed as a human right, where a minimum standard of universal care is provided to everyone and quality controls are put in place.
A study by Ellen Dingemans and Kène Henkens analysed life satisfaction between full retirees and working retirees in Europe. Overall, they found that the relationship between life satisfaction and working after retirement is related to where one lives, the individual’s pension income, and whether one still has a partner or not.
An article recently published in the renowned journal PNAS indicates a substantial lack of data on various species – which we would need for a better understanding of the dynamics of population developments and how our planet will change during upcoming decades.
Making modern contraceptives cheap, available and socially acceptable is the only policy that works in reducing unintended pregnancies, demand for abortion services, and ultimately, abortion incidence.
Austerity regimes are associated with an increase in overall mortality and suicides. However, this effect is compensated by the decreasing mortality effect due to recessions. The exception is suicide-related mortality, which increases during both times of austerity and recession. These findings are highlighted in a recent paper published in Economics & Human Biology.
This report examines the key factors that will shape European demographics over the coming decades. By examining not only the role of migration, fertility and mortality, but also education levels and labour force participation rates, a more comprehensive view of possible futures can be outlined than the conventional demographic projections allow for.
This innovative book explores the different ways in which dual-earner couples in contemporary welfare states plan for, realize and justify their divisions of work and care during the transition to parenthood. Providing a unique comparative, longitudinal and qualitative analysis of new parents in eight European countries, this timely book explicitly locates couples’ beliefs and negotiations in the wider context of national institutional structures.
The study reveals that the evidence base available for programming and policymaking in this area is very limited. In the absence of reliable evidence, the debate on the potential of this policy tool often relies on anecdotal evidence. Better evidence can show how information campaigns can be designed to best achieve their intended effects given the particular circumstances.
This brochure presents 20 best practice examples of EU-funded projects that have promoted work-life balance in the EU’s Member States. This catalogue of examples, which include testimonials from project representatives and beneficiaries, has been developed to encourage exchanges of experience and the implementation of innovative approaches to fostering work-life balance across Member States.
This report presents a new overview of the obstacles that continue to hamper the attraction and recruitment of skills from outside Europe, and discusses the role of both public and private initiatives to help overcome these barriers.
The Population Young Author Prize is open to students or young researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury.
The Finnish Yearbook of Population Research invites you to contribute to the 2019 volume through submitting your manuscript latest by Aug, 1. Original articles are peer reviewed. FYPR has implemented the label for peer reviewed scholarly publications of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and is committed to follow the guidelines for the label.
Want to know what are the key innovations and what will be possible to know? In this webinar, Dr Tom Emery, Deputy Director of the GGP presented an overview of the new questionnaire, how it can be adapted to different languages and contexts and what it will measure in terms of Sustainable Development Goals.