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The Population Europe Yearbook provides an annual overview of the network's publications, its authors, and topics.

Policy Insights

Pop Digest

Stawarz, N. & Sander, N. (2019). The Impact of Internal Migration on the Spatial Distribution of Population in Germany over the Period 1991-2017. Comparative Population Studies, 44, 291-316.
Cremaschi, S. and Devillanova, C. (2020). Immigrants and legal status: Do personal contacts matter? Population, Space and Place, Online First, DOI:
Karachurina, L. & Mkrtchyan, N. (2020). Age-specific Migration in Regional Centres and Peripheral Areas of Russia. Comparative Population Studies, 44: 413-446.
Settersten Jr., R. A., Bernardi, L., Härkönen, J., et al. (2020). Understanding the Effects of COVID-19 Through a Life Course Lens. Advances in Life Course Research. Available online:
Passet-Wittig, J., Bujard, M., McQuillan, J. & Greil, A. L. (2020). Is perception of inability to procreate a temporal phenomenon? A longitudinal exploration of changes and determinants among women and men of reproductive age in Germany. Advances in Life Course Research. Available online:
Rutigliano, R. (2020). Counting on Potential Grandparents? Adult Children’s Entry Into Parenthood Across European Countries. Demography. Available online:
Pujadas-Mora, J. M. & Brea-Martínez, G. (2020). Five Centuries of Inequality and Socioeconomic Transformation in the Barcelona Area, 1451-1880. Perspectives Demogràfiques. Available online:
Hedefalk, F. & Dribe, M. (2020). The social context of nearest neighbors shapes educational attainment regardless of class origin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Available online:
Tønnessen, M., & Mussino, E. (2020). Fertility patterns of migrants from low-fertility countries in Norway. Demographic Research, 42, 859-874. DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2020.42.31
Härkönen, J., Brons, M. D., & Dronkers, J. (2020). Family Forerunners? Parental Separation and Partnership Formation in 16 Countries. Journal of Marriage and Family. DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12682
Esteve, A., Reher, D. S., Trevino, R., Zueras, P. & Turu, A. (2020). Living Along over the Life Course: Cross-National Variations on an Emerging Issue. Population and Development Review 46(1): 169-189. DOI: 10.1111/padr.12311
Muller, J. S., Hiekel, N., & Liefbroer, A. C. (2020). The Long-Term Costs of Family Trajectories: Women’s Later-Life Employment and Earnings Across Europe. Demography. Available online:
Hammer, B., Spitzer, S., Vargha, L., & Istenič, T. (2020). The gender dimension of intergenerational transfers in Europe. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 15. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2019.100234
Kalucza, S., Baranowska-Rataj, A., & Nilsson, K. (2020). Not all the same Swedish teenage mothers’ and fathers’ selection into early family formation trajectories. Advances in Life Course Research, 100326. DOI: 10.1016/j.alcr.2020.100326
Evensen, M. and Hovde Lyngstad, T. (2020). Mental health problems in adolescence, first births, and union formation: Evidence from the Young HUNT Study. Advances in Life Course Research 43: 100324
Vanajan, A., Bültmann, U., & Henkens, K. (2019). Health-related Work Limitations Among Older Workers—the Role of Flexible Work Arrangements and Organizational Climate. The Gerontologist. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnz073
Wallace, M., & Wilson, B. (2019). Migrant mortality advantage versus origin and the selection hypothesis. Population and Development Review. DOI: 10.1111/padr.12298
Schnor, C., & Jalovaara, M. (2019). The spread of non-marital childbearing and its link to educational expansion. Acta Sociologica. DOI: 10.1177/0001699319877922
Zagel, H., & Van Winkle, Z. (2020). Women’s Family and Employment Life Courses Across Twentieth-Century Europe: The Role of Policies and Norms. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society. DOI: 10.1093/sp/jxz056
Buyukkececi, Z., Leopold, T., van Gaalen, R. and Engelhardt, H. (2020). Family, Firms, and Fertility: A Study of Social Interaction Effects. Demography, Online First. DOI: 10.1007/s13524-019-00841-y
Wensink, M., Alvarez, J., Rizzi, S. et al. Progression of the smoking epidemic in high-income regions and its effects on male-female survival differences: a cohort-by-age analysis of 17 countries. BMC Public Health 20, 39 (2020) doi:10.1186/s12889-020-8148-4
Spéder, Zs., Murinkó, L., & Oláh, L. Sz. (2019). Cash support vs. tax incentives: The differential impact of policy interventions on third births in contemporary Hungary. Population Studies, 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/00324728.2019.1694165

Policy Brief

Čipin, I., Klüsener, S., Recaño, J. & Ulceluse, M. (2020). A Long-Term Vision for the Development of Rural Areas in Europe. Insights from demography. Population & Policy Compact 27, Berlin: Max Planck Society/Population Europe.
Bijak, J. & Czaika, M. (2020). How Can Europe Better Prepare for Future Migration Movements? Understanding and addressing the root causes of displacements. Population & Policy Compact 26, Berlin: Max Planck Society/Population Europe.
Balbo, N., Kashnitsky, I., Melegaro, A., Meslé, F., Mills, M. C., de Valk, H. A. G. & Vono de Vilhena, D. (2020). Demography and the Coronavirus Pandemic. Population & Policy Compact 25, Berlin: Max Planck Society/Population Europe.
Lines, E. (2020): Demographic Change – Are Equal Living Conditions Falling to the Wayside? Population & Policy Compact 24, Berlin: Max Planck Society/Population Europe.
Lines, E. (2020): Demografischer Wandel: Bleibt die Gleichwertigkeit der Lebensverhältnisse auf der Strecke? Population & Policy Compact 24, Berlin: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft/Population Europe.

Research News

Gousia, K., Baranowska-Rataj, A., Middleton, T. and Nizalova, O. (2020). The Impact of Unemployment and Non-Standard Forms of Employment on the Housing Autonomy of Young Adults. Work, Employment and Society. DOI: 10.1177/095001702093687
Bergeron-Boucher, M., Aburto, J. M., van Raalte, A. (2020). “Diversification in causes of death in low-mortality countries: emerging patterns and implications”. BMJ Global Health 5. Available online:
Baranowska-Rataj, A. & Strandh, M. (2020). When Things Go Wrong With You, It Hurts Me Too: The effects of partner’s employment status on health in comparative perspective. Forthcoming in the Journal of European Social Policy. Available online:
Strozza, C., Zarulli, V. & Egidi, V. (2020). Understanding Health Deterioration and the Dynamic Relationship between Physical Ability and Cognition among a Cohort of Danish Nonagenarians. Journal of Aging Research 2020. Available online:
Bueno, X. and Grau-Grau, M. (2020): Why Is Part-Time Unpaid Parental Leave (Still) Gendered? Narratives and Strategies of Couples in Spain. Journal of Family Issues (Online first). DOI: 10.1177/0192513X20918286
Dunatchik, Allison and Özcan, Berkay (2020) Reducing mommy penalties with daddy quotas. Forthcoming in The Journal of European Social Policy.
Hannemann, T., Kulu, H., González‐Ferrer, A., Pailhé, A., Rahnu, L., & Puur, A. (2020). Partnership dynamics among immigrants and their descendants in four European countries. Population, Space and Place. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2315
van Tilburg, T. G., & Fokkema, T. (2020). Stronger feelings of loneliness among Moroccan and Turkish older adults in the Netherlands: in search for an explanation. European Journal of Ageing, 1-12.
Jónsson, A. K. (2020). A Nation of Bastards? Registered Cohabitation, Childbearing, and First-Marriage Formation in Iceland, 1994–2013. European Journal of Population, 1-31.
Boissonneault, M., Oude Mulders, J., Turek, K. & Carriere, Y. (2020). A Systematic Review of Causes of Recent Increases in Ages of Labor Market Exit in OECD Countries. PLOS ONE. Available online:
Campolo, M. G., Di Pino, A., & Rizzi, E. L. (2020). The labour division of Italian couples after a birth: assessing the effect of unobserved heterogeneity. Journal of Population Research, 1-31. DOI: 10.1007/s12546-020-09241-1
van den Broek, T., & Tosi, M. (2020). The More the Merrier? The Causal Effect of High Fertility on Later-Life Loneliness in Eastern Europe. Social Indicators Research, Online First,