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In December 2020, the Centre for Fertility and Health was awarded 40 million NOK by the Research Council of Norway to support the Centre in three new projects: (1) Sickness in the Family, (2) Transitions in the Education System and (3) Women's Fertility. [...]
Population Europe welcomes the Social Research Institute, a centre of the University College London, as the 36th partner in the Network of Europe's leading demographic research centres. [...]
This is the sixth edition of the LIVES Winter School, the second organized by Venice International University and led by the two VIU member universities: the University of Lausanne and the University of Padua. [...]
The Comparative Panel File (CPF) is now online! It harmonises the world's largest and longest-running household panel surveys from seven countries. It is developed by Konrad Turek and Matthijs Kalmijn at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW) and Thomas Leopold at the University of Cologne. [...]
In honour of the German presidency of the Council of the European Union, State Sectretary Dr Markus Kerber (German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community) and Prof. Dr Arnstein Aassve (Bocconi University) discussed what are the demographic parameters which support – or might prevent – individuals from being better prepared for the challenges of the pandemic. [...]
Panel debate co-organised by the European Commission, Population Europe and the United Nations Population Fund. [...]
Panel debate with Alanna Armitage (UNFPA), Colin Scicluna (Cabinet of the Vice President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography) and Leo van Wissen (NIDI and University of Groningen) about how to create more attractive living conditions and better and innovative job opportunities for women in rural communities.   [...]
Does post-retirement work constrain engagement in unpaid productive activities?
The transition to retirement has become increasingly diverse: some retirees leave the workforce entirely, while others continue to work. Working during retirement may, however, limit the time and opportunities for unpaid productive activities, such as volunteering, providing informal care, or looking after grandchildren. [...]
By Thomas Skora, Heiko Rüger & Nico Stawarz, German Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB)
Commuting tends to vary over an individual’s life course: Looking specifically at women entering motherhood, they tend to reduce their commute when transitioning to parenthood. Almost one in three of the mothers surveyed reduced their commuting distance substantially after the birth of the first child, leading to significant wage cuts. [...]
by Agnese Vitali (University of Trento) & Helen Kowalewska (University of Oxford)
A study by Kowalewska and Vitali (2020) suggests it is time for policies to recognise the economic fragility of female-breadwinner couples. The gendered division of paid and unpaid work within couples has transformed across industrialised countries in recent decades. In analysing this change, policymakers and academics have endorsed the ‘social investment’ agenda, promoting a shift from male-breadwinning to ‘dual-breadwinning’ among partners. [...]

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