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Factors contributing to the falling suicide rates in Hungary
In a study published in PLoS ONE, Lajos Balint, Katalin Fuzer, Xenia Gonda and Péter Döme assessed the contribution of changes in socio-demographic factors in the decrease of the suicide rate in Hungary. Their research primarily relies on two factors: an increase in the proportion of people with a high level of education (with lower risks for suicide) and of unmarried individuals (with higher risks for suicide). [...]
The case of cash‐for‐care in Finland
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. [...]
Gousia & colleagues used the Understanding Society longitudinal study to investigate the effects of employment on chances of housing autonomy among young people in the UK. They found significant negative effects of past as well as anticipated unemployment, as well as some important gender differences. [...]
A paper published in BMJ Global Health by Marie-Pier Bergeron Boucher, José Manuel Aburto and Alyson van Raalte on variation in causes of death sheds further light on our understanding of population health and ageing.  [...]
Impact of unemployment on the health of one’s partner
Baranowska-Rataj and Strandh of Umeå University looked at the impact of unemployment on self-rated health of partners. They found that financial support from the welfare state can somewhat moderate the negative health effects of a partner becoming unemployed, with interesting differences across countries with diverging policies supporting gender equality. [...]
Cosmo Strozza, Virginia Zarulli, and Viviana Egidi of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (University of Southern Denmark) and University of Rome “La Sapienza” analysed the 90+ population in Denmark to study how demographics, socio-economic characteristics and one’s lifestyle affect changes in physical and cognitive health, whether there is a pattern to these changes and how physical or cognitive aspects affect transitions of the other dimensions. [...]
How do men and women talk about intentions of reducing working hours after a childbirth?
Xiana Bueno (Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics) and Marc Grau-Grau (Harvard Kennedy School) conducted a qualitative study of how parents in Spain think about taking unpaid parental leave. They found that while the parental leave policy may be egalitarian on its face, couples continue to utilize it in a gendered manner. [...]
Paternity leave as a solution for the motherhood penalty
Dunatchik and Özcan find that a non-transferable paternity leave policy in Quebec had a short-term positive impact on mothers’ labour outcomes, including workforce participation and full-time employment. [...]
Partnership patterns of migrants and their descendants
Much research has been dedicated to the family patterns of immigrants in Europe, but there are few cross-national comparisons. Hannemann, Kulu, González-Ferrer (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC Madrid), Pailhé, Rahnu and Puur investigated marriage, divorce, and cohabitation habits among immigrants and their descendants in four very different European countries: the UK, Spain, France, and Estonia. Their analysis demonstrated significant heterogeneity in partnership behaviour across migrant groups both within the same country and across the four European countries. [...]
Comparing Turkish & Moroccan residents of the Netherlands with natives
In the Netherlands, loneliness is more prevalent among Turkish and Moroccan older adults than among older native adults. To investigate possible explanations for this difference, Tilburg & Fokkema used survey data to compare five dimensions of loneliness between native and migrant groups. [...]