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Starting from August 2020, Pavel Grigoriev, a research group leader at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), is steering a new five-year European Research Council (ERC) project entitled “Regional Disparities in cause-specific Mortality in Europe: the role of local context and national health policies” (REDIM).   [...]
This innovative Handbook, edited by Jane Falkingham, Maria Evandrou and Athina Vlachantoni, offers a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of demographic change across the lifecourse. [...]
This paper from the International Organization for Migration (UN Migration) explores the impacts and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on women migrant workers. It examines the disproportionate effects of the crisis on women, discusses the particular case of women who are "essential" migrant workers, and concludes with some recommendations. [...]
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's becoming unemployed, with interesting differences across countries with diverging policies supporting gender equality. [...]
Colleagues at several Latin American universities will discuss their use of monthly civil registration data to analyse the effects of COVID-19 on small areas. [...]
This research note from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) focuses on formal homebased care across the EU for children with disabilities, adults with disabilities and older people. [...]
The Journal of Family Research invites family and life course scholars worldwide to submit their research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families to the journal. We aim to publish high quality empirical research on how all aspects of family life have been affected by the current pandemic situation of shutdown and recovery in the short or longer term. Research papers may focus on empirical as well as analytical assessments of family life in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]
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. [...]
The findings of the Commission’s Demography Report show that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Policymaking needs to zoom into the reality on the ground. The European Union, Member States and regions have a shared interest in responding to demographic change for the benefit of all Europeans. Demographic change will affect everybody and must be a factor that helps steer Europe’s recovery from the crisis and provide us with insights as we build a more resilient, sustainable and fair Union. [...]

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