Contact Population Europe Secretariat WissenschaftsForum Markgrafenstraße 37 10117 Berlin - Germany Fon +49 (0)30 2061 383 -30 Fax +49 (0)30 2061 383 -50 firstname.lastname@example.org Image Population Europe Newsletter - April 2019 Demography drives your future This is the newsletter of Population Europe, the network of Europe's leading demographic research centres. Books and Reports Image 18/03/19 Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction More Information and Order Details This book provides students and researchers a hands-on introduction to the principles and practice of data visualization. It explains what makes some graphs succeed while others fail, how to make high-quality figures from data using powerful and reproducible methods, and how to think about data visualization in an honest and effective way. Read more about Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction News Image 02/04/19 Population Europe at the 2019 PAA This year, Population Europe will be travelling to Austin, Texas to participate in the Population Association of America's annual conference. We will be there to meet with members of our network, learn about the ongoing research happening in the field of demography, and, most importantly, to help keep people updated with what is going on at the conference through our tweets. Image 29/03/19 New Partner Institute: The Population Studies Group (PSG) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Population Europe welcomes the Population Studies Group (PSG) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as the 33rd partner in the Network of Europe's leading demographic research centres. Image 29/03/19 ERC Advanced Grants for Hill Kulu and Melinda Mills Population Europe is delighted to announce that two of our partner institutes will be the home of outstanding projects financed by the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant. Image 05/03/19 Population Europe Celebrates International Women's Day In honor of International Women's Day (IWD), check out some of our publications about research on gender and gender equality. Image 01/02/19 Alberto Palloni to Join the Spanish National Research Council Press Release: Alberto Palloni will coordinate a new ERC Advanced project at CSIC that will demonstrate the theories linking developmental biology, epigenetics and human health and mortality Image 21/01/19 The Winners of the Allianz European Demographer Award The winners of the Allianz European Demographer Award 2019 are Ridhi Kasyhap from Oxford University and Bruno Arpino from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Policy Insights Image 25/03/2019 Restrictive Migration Policies have Adverse Effects on Migrant Health By Sol Pía Juárez Restrictive policies including those pertaining to temporary visas, detention and reduced access to welfare support are linked to a greater risk of poor general and mental health, as well as mortality among migrants, relative to native populations and migrants that did not experience such restrictions. These findings are highlighted in a recent review in The Lancet Global Health. Read more about Restrictive Migration Policies have Adverse Effects on Migrant Health Image 04/02/2019 The Dramatic Residential Insecurity in Spain in the Context of the European Union By Juan A. Módenes Residential insecurity is a threat to the life plans of young European households. It is therefore interesting to ascertain the present situation of households by focusing on the perceptions and opinions of those most concerned. The latest 2016 edition of the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) produced by Eurofound offers material for exploring the opinions of households about the short-term (six months) security of their housing. Read more about The Dramatic Residential Insecurity in Spain in the Context of the European Union Pop Digest Image 25/03/2019 Using Twitter Data to Study Attitudes, Values, and Feelings Related to Family Life To what extent do social media users report negative or positive affects on topics relevant to the fertility domain? In a recent study published in Demographic Research, Letizia Mencarini and colleagues used computational linguistic techniques to explore opinions and semantic orientations related to parenthood on Twitter. Read more about Using Twitter Data to Study Attitudes, Values, and Feelings Related to Family Life Image 24/02/2019 The Urbanisation Penalty In their new paper Catalina Torres and co-authors look back to the beginnings of urbanisation in Scotland and quantify the penalty of urbanisation. Read more about The Urbanisation Penalty Image 20/02/2019 Beyond Father-Mother-Child Today, there are plenty of different living arrangements and subsequent unions, separations and childbearing with multiple partners that contribute to the growing complexity of family ties, making households with multiple (step-) parental relationships and step- and half-siblings increasingly common. Read more about Beyond Father-Mother-Child Image 11/02/2019 Why Do More Women Become Centenarians? The persistence of mortality decline at all ages, particularly at older ages, means that an increasing number of individuals are becoming centenarians and semi-supercentenarians. In a recent study, researchers Graziella Caselli, Marco Battaglini and Giorgia Capacci attempted to show the evolution of the gender gap for cohorts born between 1870 and 1912 who were older than 100 and 105 years. Read more about Why Do More Women Become Centenarians? Image 06/02/2019 Subjective Wellbeing Among Voluntary and Involuntary Retirees in Hungary A new paper by researchers Márta Radó and Michaël Boissonneault examines the differences in subjective wellbeing in Hungarians 0-3 years and 8-11 years after voluntary and involuntary retirement. The authors use genetic matching to improve the comparability of these two subgroups and to adjust the conditions of a controlled experiment in which voluntary retirement is the treatment variable. Read more about Subjective Wellbeing Among Voluntary and Involuntary Retirees in Hungary Image 05/02/2019 Upsurge in Homicides Decreases Life Expectancy and Life Span Equality Among Males in Mexico A new study published in a leading journal of public health shows that the recent increase of homicides in Mexico negatively impacted life expectancy for males and increased their lifespan inequality. Read more about Upsurge in Homicides Decreases Life Expectancy and Life Span Equality Among Males in Mexico Image 01/04/2019 Less Liberal Than on Paper People living in Germany oppose abortion more than other western Europeans One of the most crucial and emotional subjects of current bio-ethical debates is the question of abortion. Women (and their partners) who face such a decision are confronted with a contradictory situation: Abortion has become legal in almost all European and western countries. Yet, the implementation of the law, the daily practise of the respective physicians and clinics, or the regulations for funding an abortion by the healthcare systems are subject to big disputes between politicians, religious leaders and female activists. Read more about Less Liberal Than on Paper Image 11/03/2019 How Deep-Seated are Fertility Ideals? The study of the personal ideal family size of immigrants has a promising and so far underdeveloped potential to disclose the relationship between migration and fertility. Despite its importance, research rarely approached the role of the personal ideal family size for international migrants in the current debate on fertility and migration in the European context. The study of migrants’ ideal family size has the potential to shed light on fertility norms without the interference of economic conditions and migration-related disruptive phenomena. Read more about How Deep-Seated are Fertility Ideals?