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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. [...]
As part of the Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL) summer school, three lectures on multidisciplinary inequality research will also be open for a broader audience. [...]
Role of social class and neighbourhoods in educational achievement
Finn Hedefalk and Martin Dribe (Centre for Economic Demography and the Department of Economic History, Lund University) looked at the association between neighbourhood conditions throughout childhood and educational attainment in adulthood. Unlike existing research that has focused on present-day and segregated cities in the United States, Hedefalk and Dribe take a long-term perspective and examine the impact of one’s neighbourhood in a more homogenous city in Sweden. [...]
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. [...]
Ensuring effective access to quality early childhood education and care for all children remains a challenge, especially for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. This policy memo helps policymakers better understand this issue and suggests some possible solutions. [...]
The 22nd Nordic Demographic Symposium in Oslo will be held on June 10-12, 2021. The symposium brings together researchers, students and other experts in population studies from the Nordic region.   [...]
Demography matters. The economy, labour market, healthcare, pensions, regional development, and election results – all are driven by demography. EU Member States have their own strategies and policies in order to counteract demographic decline. The EU also has an auxiliary role when it comes to tackling demographic challenges. Nevertheless, the EU has limited legal powers when it comes to dealing with issues that are related to demography. [...]

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