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Engagement by fathers in Norway has a positive effect on women having children
In the Nordic countries, it has become common through extensive family policies for both mothers and fathers to be able to take parental leave following the arrival of a new child. Norway, for example, offers parents the chance to take over a year’s worth of leave. As part of this leave, a father’s quota was introduced and this has led to a dramatic increase in the number of fathers taking leave. But what impact does a father’s involvement have on a woman’s fertility decisions? [...]
Annual Conference 2020 of the German Society for Demography (DGD)
The Annual Conference 2020 of the German Society for Demography (DGD) will take place in collaboration with the Center for Demography and Diversity at the Technical University of Dresden. The main topic is: "Demographic Change in Central and Eastern Europe – Demographic behaviour since 1990". [...]
The Annual Conference 2020 of the German Society for Demography (DGD) will take place in collaboration with the Center for Demography and Diversity at the Technical University of Dresden. The main topic is: „Demographic Change in Central and Eastern Europe – Demographic behaviour since 1990“. [...]
Within the framework of the H2020 Project Generations and Gender Programme – Evaluate, Plan, Initiate (GGP-EPI), two policy dialogue events were held at the German House in London on the 4th of November 2019. The first was an Expert Meeting with 22 participants from academia, policy and civil society organisations. Following that event, a public panel discussion was held in the evening on the topic: Freedom of Choice – The Foundation of Family Policies in Europe? Both discussions focused on the comparison between Germany and the UK.   [...]
Previous research has shown that separation – either from marriage or from cohabitation – has negative consequences for individuals’ financial and emotional well-being. In this study, we focus on the consequences of separation for individuals’ housing outcomes. Housing, and specifically access to homeownership, is an important dimension of inequality in industrialised countries. Those who can afford to become homeowners will accumulate further advantage over time whereas those who cannot are likely to be disadvantaged. [...]
Deadline: 1 December 2019
In 2018, a Task Force oversaw the revision of our new Baseline questionnaire. We are now busy preparing the new longitudinal, follow-up questionnaire. This new version was streamlined to mirror the changes introduced in the Baseline and to focus on events and changes between waves. In addition, the questionnaire was shortened in order to make room for new modules. At the moment, only the core version is available (i.e. without the new modules). [...]
A multidisciplinary group of prominent scholars investigates the historical relationship between sexually transmitted infections and infertility. Untreated gonorrhea and chlamydia cause infertility in a proportion of women and men. Unlike the much-feared venereal disease of syphilis--"the pox"--gonorrhea and chlamydia are often symptomless, leaving victims unaware of the threat to their fertility. Science did not unmask the causal microorganisms until the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Their effects on fertility in human history remain mysterious. [...]
by Daniel Rossetti, Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA)
Fewer and fewer children are being born in Sweden, while the average age of first-time mothers is rising. The latest figures from Statistics Sweden show that fertility rates in Sweden have fallen every year since 2009, and that the average age at first birth is the highest over a very long time. But none of the explanations researchers referred to in the past seem to be sufficient this time. So how can this development be explained? [...]
The NEET Youth in Finland
Since the onset of the recession in the late 2000s, youth "Not in Education, Employment or Training" (NEET) have received much public attention. Some examples of policymakers’ concerns include the long-term effects of NEET status on educational and labour market outcomes, health problems among NEETs, and the effects of a large NEET population on social cohesion in European societies. However, the statistical indicator NEET covers a multitude of different life situations and the use of the concept has received well-deserved critique for this ambiguity. [...]

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