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Researchers and collaboration partners of Population Europe as well as eminent experts from leading organisations contribute to the debate on demographic developments that are of public interest by providing insights into pressing policy issues.

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Over the working life, parents in Europe contribute on average about one-quarter fewer net taxes than non-parents. However, if taxes, private time and money are all taken into account and measured in comparable units, it shows that parents contribute over two-and-a-half times more than non-parents.
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Since the 1970s, first births have been increasingly delayed in Europe. To complement policies that address the broader economic and social causes of delayed fertility, it is essential to raise awareness about the biological limits to late childbearing among young men and women.

 

To complement policies that address the broader economic and social causes of delayed fertility, it is essential to raise awareness about the biological limits to late childbearing.

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Europe needs to prevent a freefall of fertility rates, as currently witnessed in many countries in East Asia. But policymakers should avoid pointless strategies like coercion to get people to have more children. Research shows that people want more kids, but Europe is simply not baby-friendly enough. Here are the cost-effective ways to fix this.

 

Research shows that people want more kids, but Europe is simply not baby-friendly enough. Here are the cost-effective ways to fix this.

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David Tett
Population ageing, decline of the European labour force, inequalities in economic activity between age groups and countries: all these challenges put European social systems to the test. How best to meet them? How to design resilient policy responses? Is the solution simply: more migration?

 

Population ageing, decline of the European labour force, inequalities in economic activity between age groups and countries: all these challenges put European social systems to the test. How best to meet them? 

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Three years after Covid-19 first hit Europe, it can be said that older people were among the groups most affected by the pandemic. At the same time, older people were in some ways more equipped to adapt to the reality of this social crisis – as they had lived through others before. This capacity to withstand and cope has recently been discussed as “resilience”. But what, exactly, is resilience? And how can older people’s resilience inform future policies?
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Formal adult education can help promote gender equality by fostering female employment and reducing women’s disadvantages in the labour market. This can be achieved with policies that enhance work-family balance and thus reduce barriers for mothers to invest in their further education.