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The provision of quality and affordable housing is an important mechanism for tackling child poverty, promoting the social inclusion of children and minimising the risk of homelessness among children in the EU. This memo outlines the housing conditions experienced by children across the EU and describes actions taken by EU countries and at the European level to improve the situation. [...]
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, one of the most urgent policy issues is to gain a better understanding of the extent and ways in which demographics have determined different patterns of mortality in European countries due to the virus, and whether and how the pandemic and its economic consequences will affect population dynamics in the future. European demographers have been intensively working on these questions since the pandemic began. This policy brief offers an overview of the most important crisis outcomes identified by the demographic community in Europe to date, and points towards the pivotal trends that need to be tackled in the coming months. [...]
This open access book focuses on family diversity from a legal, demographical and sociological perspective. It investigates what is at stake in the life of homosexuals in the field of family formation, parenting and parenthood, what it brings to everyday life, the support of the law, and what its absence implies. [...]
COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact. At Spatial Demography we are interested in papers across a broad array of topics related to this epidemic that include but would not be limited to studies on geographic and temporal variation in mortality, preparedness, access to human and infrastructural resources, enactment (and enforcement) of policies, information dissemination, human spatial behaviors, co-morbidity but also non-COVID-19 health service use and impact. The journal would welcome contributions on the use of innovative data, measurement, models, and methods. [...]
This workshop, held 1-2 October 2020 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, will consider two different aspects of gender wealth inequality: between households and within the household. [...]
How can cities and municipalities respond to these changes and what steps can be taken to maintain the quality of life in regions with a shrinking population? What are the differences in the needs and demands of young generations, young families and older generations? These questions were the subject of a meeting held in Berlin on 20 January 2020 on behalf of a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, in which experts from research, policy, local government and civil society in Germany discussed possible solutions. [...]
Wie können Städte und Gemeinden auf diese Bevölkerungstrends reagieren und wie kann die Lebensqualität auch in schrumpfenden Regionen erhalten werden? Wie unterscheiden sich diesbezüglich die Ansprüche von jüngeren Menschen, jungen Familien und der älteren Generation? Dies war Gegenstand eines vom Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend geförderten Projekts, bei dem Expert/innen aus Wissenschaft, Politik, Kommunalverwaltung und Zivilgesellschaft in Deutschland bei einer Tagung am 20. Januar 2020 in Berlin diskutierten. [...]
Gemeinsam mit dem Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend und der Demografiewerkstatt Kommunen veranstaltet das von der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft getragene europäische Forschungsnetzwerk Population Europe eine Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema Lebenswelten 4.0? Zur Bedeutung des sozialen Umfelds in städtischen Bezirken und ländlichen Regionen angesichts des demografischen Wandels Im Gespräch: [...]
On Monday, 20 January, 2020, Population Europe hosted a panel debate in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) and the project "Demografiewerkstatt Kommunen". [...]
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. [...]

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