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PopDigests are short, comprehensive summaries of research results with a link to the original publication (if accessible online). This allows population experts and other interested audiences to be able to easily access information to the latest research results. 

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A Survey among Demographers
Van Dalen and Henkens (both Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute) consider the relationship between population and climate change as well as the prospect of using population policy by asking the community of European demographers and population scientists what they think. [...]
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Martin Kreidl (Masaryk University) and Zuzana Žilinčíková (Université Catholique de Louvain) examine how marriage and cohabitation differ in their effect on attitudes toward family dissolution. [...]
Jens Lindberg, Robert Bhatt and Anton Ferm from Umeå University describe older people’s perceptions of caring relations in the context of rural eHealth, as well as to explore how such relations can facilitate engagement in digital primary healthcare. [...]
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Chiara Ludovica Comolli (University of Lausanne) and Daniele Vignoli (University of Florence) look at how we know whether the particular media interpretation of an event is accepted and influences the behaviour of the general public. [...]
To what extent does the societal context affect the influence of socio-economic status on the decision to have a child while cohabiting?
Judith Koops, Aart Liefbroer and Anne Gauthier (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute) studied the role of the SES of one’s parents on having a first birth in cohabitation or marriage in 19 European and North American countries. [...]
How the pandemic affected gendered division of childcare time
Michaela Kreyenfeld (Hertie School) and Sabine Zinn (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) used data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) to examine how time spent on childcare changed for mothers and fathers respectively from 2019 to spring 2020. [...]
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The human longevity revolution that started in 1840 shows no signs of ending soon, according to a Perspectives article published in PNAS. Understanding how much human lifespan can be extended is a major scientific goal, with critical implications across health, social, political, cultural, and economic domains. James Vaupel, Francisco Villavicencio and Marie-Pier Bergeron-Boucher summarize past trends in human longevity, upcoming prospects for life expectancy, and potential directions for future research. [...]
Differences have widened during the global fertility transition
To better understand how the differences by socio-economic status developed during the transition from high to low rates of childbearing, Martin Dribe (Lund University) and Francesco Scalone (University of Bologna) analysed large-scale micro-level population data from the IPUMS archive. [...]
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In a recent study, Sonja Scheuring (ERC project SECCOPA, University of Bamberg), Jonas Voßemer (ERC project HEALFAM, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, MZES), Anna Baranowska-Rataj (ERC project HEALFAM, Umeå University) and Giulia Tattarini (Berlin Social Science Center, WZB) investigated how employment transitions into and out of fixed-term contracts affect the well-being of partners in Germany. [...]
Fertility intentions among native and migrant women in Italy
Eleonora Mussino, Giuseppe Gabrielli, Livia Elisa Ortensi and Salvatore Strozza inquire directly into the short-term fertility intentions of migrants compared to natives in Italy. They also ask whether demographic and socio-economic factors play different roles in the two groups. [...]