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Family and Children

This report aims to review the theoretical and empirical evidence of the determinants of low fertility. This is part of a series of UNFPA technical working papers. [...]
This working paper aims to summarise the available evidence on the effects of family policies on fertility, combining literature review with empirical illustrations for selected countries and policy interventions. It also discusses the complexity of the policy-fertility links. This is part of a series of UNFPA technical working papers. [...]
The role of family structure and resources in teen parents’ family formation trajectories
In Sweden, Sara Kalucza and her colleagues found that teen parents go on to have many different types of families and partnerships in adulthood. Their parents' circumstances often relate to these family formation patterns in different ways. [...]
How can cities and municipalities respond to these changes and what steps can be taken to maintain the quality of life in regions with a shrinking population? What are the differences in the needs and demands of young generations, young families and older generations? These questions were the subject of a meeting held in Berlin on 20 January 2020 on behalf of a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, in which experts from research, policy, local government and civil society in Germany discussed possible solutions. [...]
Understanding factors contributing to increased childlessness among men
Evensen & Lyngstad used population-based data from Norway and found that adolescent males with externalising disorders - such as anxiety and depression - have a lower chance of becoming a parent by age 30 than do other men. [...]
Wie können Städte und Gemeinden auf diese Bevölkerungstrends reagieren und wie kann die Lebensqualität auch in schrumpfenden Regionen erhalten werden? Wie unterscheiden sich diesbezüglich die Ansprüche von jüngeren Menschen, jungen Familien und der älteren Generation? Dies war Gegenstand eines vom Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend geförderten Projekts, bei dem Expert/innen aus Wissenschaft, Politik, Kommunalverwaltung und Zivilgesellschaft in Deutschland bei einer Tagung am 20. Januar 2020 in Berlin diskutierten. [...]
In a new policy brief from the AgeWellAccounts (AWA) Project, the authors analyzed the association between fertility rates and well-being measured at the regional level in Italy. They found that in the best-performing regions in terms of economic conditions, public services, educational quality, and environment, fertility is higher than the national average. [...]
The theme of the Wittgenstein Centre's 2020 Conference is “Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences”. Submissions to the Call for Papers are welcome until 31 July. [...]
The theme of the Wittgenstein Centre's 2020 Conference is “Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences”. [...]
Berlin, 23 March 2020 – The decision of the international evaluation committee on the European Demographer Awards, a prize donated by the Förderfonds Wissenschaft in Berlin, was announced today by the secretariat of the European research network Population Europe. [...]