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‘New Visions for Gender Equality 2019’ contains essays from seventeen experts from across the EU, grouped loosely around four broad thematic areas of making the case for equality; work-life balance, not a women’s affair; inequalities, discrimination and welfare; and power relations in society. Each author explores the current issues, identifies emerging thinking, and points out possible new policy directions in relation to the topic. [...]
The Barcelona Summer School of Demography (BSSD), based at the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, offers a four-week course in R. [...]
Smoking is the major reason for sex differences in last decades in high income countries
Of all lifestyle behaviours, smoking caused the most deaths in the last century. Because of the time lag between the act of smoking and dying from smoking, and because males generally take up smoking before females do, male and female smoking epidemiology often follows a typical double wave pattern dubbed the ‘smoking epidemic’. Our research aimed to answer the questions: How are male and female deaths from this epidemic differentially progressing in high-income regions on a cohort-by-age basis? and How have they affected male-female survival differences? [...]
A comprehensive introduction to modern applied statistical genetic data analysis, accessible to those without a background in molecular biology or genetics, by Melinda C. Mills, Nicola Barban, and Felix C. Tropf. [...]
The main aims of this week-long course, hosted by the ERC Bayesian Agent-based Population Studies project team, are to familiarise the participants with the most recent advances in building, analysing and documenting agent-based models of social processes. [...]
The Oxford Genomics for Social Scientists Summer School will equip students with a unique insight into the emerging topic of sociogenomics and the most cutting-edge methodological techniques in this area of research. Thie one-week course provides introductory lectures by top scholars in the field of sociogenomics as well as hands-on computer lab training by experts in the field. [...]
Identification of causal mechanisms in demographic research: The contribution of panel data
The aim of the Special Issue is to demonstrate and scrutinize the analytical potential of panel methods in investigating causal mechanisms in demographic research.  [...]
The seminar will focus on themes related to trends in life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, and lifespan inequality; causes and consequences of inequalities in health and mortality; modeling and forecasting mortality inequality; methodological innovation in research on aging and its implications for longevity. [...]
The seminar will focus on themes related to trends in life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, and lifespan inequality; causes and consequences of inequalities in health and mortality; modeling and forecasting mortality inequality; methodological innovation in research on aging and its implications for longevity. [...]
What do we know about chances of social mobility in Europe? To what extent can educational and labour market policies contribute to more equal societies? These were some of the questions driving presentations during a meeting organized by Population Europe, the European Consortium for Sociological Research, and the European Parliament Research Service on the 11th of November 2019. [...]

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