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

Pop Digest

Lappegård, T. and Kornstad, T. (2019): Social Norms about Father Involvement and Women’s Fertility. Social Forces 124.
Mikolai, J., Kulu, H., Vidal, S., van der Wiel, R., & Mulder, C. H. (2019). Separation, divorce, and housing tenure: A cross-country comparison. Demographic Research. doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2019.41.39
Pitkänen, J., Remes, H., Moustgaard, H. and Martikainen, P. (2019). Parental socioeconomic resources and adverse childhood experiences as predictors of not in education, employment, or training: a Finnish register-based longitudinal study. Journal of Youth Studies, Online first:
Source: Bowen, C. E., Christiansen, S. G., Emelyanova, A., Golubeva, E., Stonawski, M. & Skirbekk, V. (2019): Living Too Long or Dying Too Soon? Exploring How Long Young Adult University Students in Four Countries Want to Live. Journal of Adult Development. First online: 09 July 2019. DOI:
Radó, M. (2019), Tracking the Effects of Parenthood on Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from Hungary, Journal of Happiness Studies, First Online: 19 August 2019, DOI:
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 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.

Research News

Rahnu, L., Puur, A., Kleinepier, T. & Tammaru, T. (2019): The Role of Neighbourhood and Workplace Ethnic Contexts in the Formation of Inter-ethnic Partnerships: A Native Majority Perspective. European Journal of Population. Online First:
Uccheddu, D., Gauthier, A. H., Steverink, N. & Emery, T. (2019). The pains and reliefs of the transitions into and out of spousal caregiving. A cross-national comparison of the health consequences of caregiving by gender. Social Science & Medicine (first online). DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112517
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 Brief

Emery, T., Pollock, G. & Scherpenzeel, A. (2019): Securing High-quality Data on Populations: Why we need EuroCohort, GGP and SHARE in Europe. Population & Policy Compact 23, Berlin: Max Planck Society/Population Europe.
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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