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Pop digests


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. 

Serious Woman Having Consultation With Male Doctor In Hospital Office
Jasmin Passet-Wittig (German Federal Institute for Population Research) and Arthur L. Greil (Alfred University) provide a comprehensive review of 39 studies from 11 developed countries, discuss their conceptual and methodological problems and suggest avenues for further research.
Three people with an open book
Christoph Bein (NIDI-KNAW & University of Groningen), Monika Mynarska (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw) and Anne Gauthier (NIDI-KNAW & University of Groningen) investigate whether highly religious people perceive higher benefits and lower costs of having children than the less religious.
Father cooking with kid
Ariane Pailhé and Anne Solaz (Institut national d'études démographiques (INED)) and Maria Stanfors (Centre for Economic Demography, Lund University) analyse the trends of level shifts and gender differences in housework and childcare across France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the U.S. from the mid-1980s to the early 2010s.