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

Research News

Sabater, A., Graham, E. and Marshall, A. (2019) Does having highly educated adult children reduce mortality risks for parents with low educational attainment in Europe? Ageing & Society, First View, 36 p., doi:10.1017/S0144686X19000795
Wood, J. and Neels, K. (2019). Local Childcare Availability and Dual‑Earner Fertility: Variation in Childcare Coverage and Birth Hazards Over Place and Time. European Journal of Population, Online First. Retrieved from
Schoumaker, B. (2019). Male Fertility Around the World and Over Time: How Different is it from Female Fertility? Population and Development Review. DOI: 10.1111/padr.12273.
Sandström, G. & Karlsson, L. (2019). The educational gradient of living alone: A comparison among the working-age population in Europe. Demographic Research 40(55): 1645-1670. DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2019.40.55
Geurts, N. & Lubbers, M. (2019). The role of country of origin engagement in second-language proficiency of recent migrants. Ethnic and Racial Studies 42(16): 120-140. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2019.1606434
Mühlichen, M. (2018). Avoidable Mortality in the Germany Baltic Sea Region Since Reunification: Convergence or Persistent Disparities? European Journal of Population 35(3): 609-637.
Alvarez, J.-A., Aburto, J. M. & Canudas-Romo, V. (2019). Latin American convergence and divergence towards the mortality profiles of developed countries. Population Studies.
Original Article: Conde, D. A., Staerk, J., Colchero, F., da Silva, R. et al. (2019). Data gaps and opportunities for comparative and conservation biology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). DOI:10.1073/pnas.1816367116
Mencarini, L., Hernández Farias, D. I., Lai, M., Patti, V., Sulis, E. & Vignoli, D. (2019). Happy parents' tweets: An exploratioin of Italian Twitter data using sentiment analysis. Demographic Research 40(25): 693-724.
Torres, C., Canudas-Romo, V, & Oeppen, J. (2019). The contribution of urbanization to changes in life expectancy in Scotland, 1861–1910. Population Studies: 1-18.
Claessens, E. & Mortelmans, D. (2018). Challenges for child support schemes: Accounting for shared care and complex families. Journal of European Social Policy 28(3): 211–223.
Caselli, G., Battaglini, M. & Capacci, G. (2018). Cohort Analysis of Gender Gap after One Hundred Years Old: The Role of Differential Migration and Survival Trajectories. Journal of Ageing Science 6(3).
Radó, M. & Boissonneault, M. (2018). Short and long-term change in subjective well-being among voluntary and involuntary retirees. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 12.
Aburto, J. M. & Beltrán-Sánchez, H. (2019). Upsurge of homicides and its impact on life expectancy and life span inequality in Mexico, 2005–2015. American Journal of Public Health 109(3): 483-489.
Boertien, D. & Bernardi, F. (2019). Same-Sex Parents and Children’s School Progress: An Association That Disappeared Over Time. Demography, First Online.
Goisis, A., Remes, H., Martikainen, P., Klemetti, R. & Myrskylä, M. (2019). Medically assisted reproduction and adverse birth outcomes: have the risks been overestimated? The Lancet.

Policy Insights

Toffolutti, V. & Suhrcke, M. (2019) . Does austerity really kill ? Economics & Human Biology 33: 211-223.   Access to Preprint here.
Juárez, S.P., Honkaniemi, H., Dunlavy, A. C., Aldridge, R. W., Barreto, M. L., Katikireddi, S. V. & Rostila, M. (2019). Effects of non-health-targeted policies on migrant health: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Global Health 7(4): PE420-E435.
Módenes Cabrerizo, J. (2019). The Unsustainable Rise of Residential Insecurity in Spain. Perspectives Demogràfiques, no. 13.

Pop Digest

Mari, G. (2019). Is There a Fatherhood Wage Premium? A Reassessment in Societies With Strong Male‐Breadwinner Legacies. Journal of Marriage and Family, online first:
Van Houdt, K., Kalmijn, M., & Ivanova, K. (2019) Stepparental Support to Adult Children: The Diverging Roles of Stepfathers and Stepmothers. Journal of Marriage and Family. Advance online publication. DOI:10.1111/jomf.12599
Perelli-Harris, B., Hoherz, S., Lappegård, T. & Evans, A. (2019). Mind the ‘Happiness’ Gap: The Relationship Between Cohabitation, Marriage, and Subjective Well-being in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, and Norway. Demography.
Helgertz, J. and Nilsson, A. (2019). The effect of birth weight on hospitalizations and sickness absences: a longitudinal study of Swedish siblings. Journal of Population Economics 32: 153–178. DOI: 10.1007/s00148-018-0706-z
Impicciatore, R. & Tosi, F. (2019). Student Mobility in Italy: The increasing role of family background during the expansion of higher education supply. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 62.
Panico, L., Bartley, M., Kelly, Y.J., McMunn, A. & Sacker, A. (2019). Family structure trajectories and early child health in the UK: Pathways to health. Social Science & Medicine 232: 220-229.
Achebak, H., Devolder, D. & Ballester, J. (2019). Trends in temperature-related age-specific and sex-specific mortality from cardiovascular diseases in Spain: A national time-series analysis. The Lancet Planetary Health, first online 21 June 2019.
Engzell, P. & Ichou, M. (2019). Status Loss: The Burden of Positively Selected Immigrants. International Migration Review. Access to preprint and replication materials here.
Dingemans, E. & Henkens, K. (2019). Working After Retirement and Life Satisfaction. Cross-National Comparative Research in Europe. Research on Aging.
Milewski, N. & Carol, S. (2018). Attitudes toward abortion for medical and non-medical reasons among the Turkish second generation in Europe – The role of the family and societal contexts. Comparative Population Studies 43: 307-342. Carol, S. & Milewski, N. (2017). Attitudes towards abortion among the Muslim minority and non-Muslim majority in cross-national perspective: Can religiosity explain the differences? Sociology of Religion. A Quarterly Review 78(4): 456-491.
Mussino, E. & Ortensi, L. E. (2019): The Same Fertility Ideals as in the Country of Origin? A Study of the Personal Ideal Family Size among Immigrant Women in Italy. Comparative Population Studies 43: 243-274.
Mencarini, L., Vignoli, D., Zeydanli, T. & Kim, J. (2018). Life satisfaction favors reproduction. The universal positive effect of life satisfaction on childbearing in contemporary low fertility countries. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0206202.
Mussino, E., Tervola, J. & Duvander, A.-Z. (2018). Decomposing the Determinants of Fathers’ Parental Leave Use: Evidence from migration between Finland and Sweden. Journal of European Social Policy: 1–16.

Policy Brief

Mencarini, Letizia (2019): Is It All About Happiness? The latest evidence on wellbeing and childbearing decisions in Europe. Population & Policy Compact 22, Berlin: Max Planck Society/Population Europe.
Nazio, Tiziana (2019): Who Cares? Securing support in old age. Population & Policy Compact 21, Berlin: Max Planck Society/Population Europe.
Hruschka, Constantin & Leboeuf, Luc (2019): Vulnerability: A Buzzword or a Standard for Migration Governance? Population & Policy Compact 20, Berlin: Max Planck Society/Population Europe.

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