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IJPDS presents a call for manuscripts for a special issue on ‘Population Data Science for COVID-19’, with a deadline of 31st July 2020. [...]
The French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) is working to provide free access to data organized by sex, age group, and place of COVID-19-related deaths. The data are centralized, analysed, and provided on a dedicated website: https://dc-covid.site.ined.fr/en/. [...]
Since the outbreak of the corona virus 2019-nCoV in China in December 2019, the virus spread throughout the world with a speed faster than many held possible. From a handful of visitors of a market in Wuhan, to almost 750.000 cases worldwide and more than 35.000 deaths in barely three months (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ on 2020/03/30). The worldwide shortage of testing materials, intensive care units, disinfectants, and facemasks, has put health care institutes and professionals under extreme pressure. [...]
Understanding factors contributing to increased childlessness among men
Evensen & Lyngstad used population-based data from Norway and found that adolescent males with externalising disorders - such as anxiety and depression - have a lower chance of becoming a parent by age 30 than do other men. [...]
The OECD has published several brief analyses on the impacts and consequences of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as possible solutions, in areas including containment, health, employment, education, and more. The site is continuously supplemented and updated. [...]
Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men. [...]
In a new policy brief from the AgeWellAccounts (AWA) Project, the authors analyzed the association between fertility rates and well-being measured at the regional level in Italy. They found that in the best-performing regions in terms of economic conditions, public services, educational quality, and environment, fertility is higher than the national average. [...]
How can organisations ease work limitations of older workers suffering from chronic health conditions?
Vanajan and colleagues used data from the Netherlands to compare the associations between three flexible work arrangements and severe health-related work limitations among older workers. Working time flexibility was associated with fewer health-related work limitations, while work place flexibility and phased retirement were not. [...]
The theme of the Wittgenstein Centre's 2020 Conference is “Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences”. Submissions to the Call for Papers are welcome until 31 July. [...]
The theme of the Wittgenstein Centre's 2020 Conference is “Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences”. [...]

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