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The effect of divorce laws on the well-being of children
To what extent are children suffering when their parents get divorced? That question is not so easy to answer, mainly because of the complexity of this topic. Researchers Steffen Reinhold, Thorsten Kneip and Gerrit Bauer focused on a much more detailed question instead: How are the effects of unilateral divorce laws affecting the well-being of children? [...]
Les lois sur le divorce et leurs effets sur le bien-être de l’enfant
Dans quelle mesure les enfants souffrent-ils du divorce de leurs parents ? Cette question n’est pas facile à répondre et ceci provient en partie de la complexité du sujet. Les chercheurs Steffen Reinhold, Thorsten Kneip et Gerrit Bauer se sont focalisés sur une question bien plus détaillée : comment les lois sur le divorce sur demande unilatérale affectent-elles le bien-être des enfants ? [...]
It is well-known that family configurations have become more and more diverse over the last decades. Single-parent families, cohabiting families of the opposite or same sex, and intergenerational households are only examples of the current diversity. In Europe, family structures still vary substantially among countries. For instance, in 2011 the number of live births outside marriage ranged from 7.4% in Greece to 65% in Iceland. However, trends over time have substantially increased everywhere. [...]
First FamiliesAndSocieties Stakeholder Seminar
A poor socioeconomic background and family disruptions, such as parent separation, may have an impact on the life chances of children. But so far, empirical evidence is quite scarce. What are the consequences of parental separation for the future of children? And to what extent can policy interventions prevent adverse consequences associated with it? These were the main questions discussed at the first FamiliesAndSocieties Stakeholder Seminar in Brussels. The event was chaired by Fabrizio Bernardi from the European University Institute. [...]
Experts from research, policy, and NGO’s will discuss in a confidential atmosphere about the most recent findings on the influence of family forms, cohabitation, and particularly family breakups on the development of children, what role public childcare as well as joint custody can play, and what policy recommendations can be drawn from these findings. [...]
Recently published by the Demographic Research Institute of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (Eds. Péter Őri & Zsolt Spéder), this comprehensive book describes Hungary’s demographic situation and interprets the trends in a European context. The publication aims to reach out to a broad audience by explaining demographic topics in a way that can be easily understood by experts and the general public alike. It updates the previous 2009 issue and additionally introduces two major new approaches: The first one is the emphasis on regional differences within the country. [...]

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