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What role do childhood experiences play in how individuals react to their environment?
Gergő Baranyi and colleagues used data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to assess longitudinal associations of neighbourhood nuisances and access to services with depression among older European adults. They found that those exposed to neighbourhood nuisances, i.e., higher poverty, more neighbourhood problems (e.g., crime, noise, littering) or higher air pollution, had a 36 per cent increased chance of developing depression. [...]
It’s not just about the end game
Karhula, Erola, Raab and Fasang used Finnish register data and found similarities in socio-economic trajectories between siblings, with similarities proving strongest among the most and least advantaged. They concluded that taking a life course perspective is key to examining issues of social mobility. [...]
Deadline: 12 January 2020
Demographic change is one of the major challenges European societies will face in upcoming decades. In order to support outstanding research on the causes and consequences of population developments, Population Europe, the network of Europe’s foremost demographic research institutes, in collaboration with the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and the Berlin Demography Forum, invites nominations for the European Demographer Award.  [...]
Engagement by fathers in Norway has a positive effect on women having children
In the Nordic countries, it has become common through extensive family policies for both mothers and fathers to be able to take parental leave following the arrival of a new child. Norway, for example, offers parents the chance to take over a year’s worth of leave. As part of this leave, a father’s quota was introduced and this has led to a dramatic increase in the number of fathers taking leave. But what impact does a father’s involvement have on a woman’s fertility decisions? [...]
The Annual Conference 2020 of the German Society for Demography (DGD) will take place in collaboration with the Center for Demography and Diversity at the Technical University of Dresden. The main topic is: „Demographic Change in Central and Eastern Europe – Demographic behaviour since 1990“. [...]
Previous research has shown that separation – either from marriage or from cohabitation – has negative consequences for individuals’ financial and emotional well-being. In this study, we focus on the consequences of separation for individuals’ housing outcomes. Housing, and specifically access to homeownership, is an important dimension of inequality in industrialised countries. Those who can afford to become homeowners will accumulate further advantage over time whereas those who cannot are likely to be disadvantaged. [...]
The theme of the next workshop of the EAPS Health, Morbidity and Mortality Working Group will be: “A broken promise: Advances and challenges in infant, child and young people’s morbidity and mortality." [...]
The NEET Youth in Finland
Since the onset of the recession in the late 2000s, youth "Not in Education, Employment or Training" (NEET) have received much public attention. Some examples of policymakers’ concerns include the long-term effects of NEET status on educational and labour market outcomes, health problems among NEETs, and the effects of a large NEET population on social cohesion in European societies. This study investigates childhood determinants of NEET status after compulsory school in Finland. [...]
The theme of the 2020 IAPHS conference is “Policies, Places, and Profits: Manufacturers of Illness and Health.” The overall goal of this year’s conference is to bring together scholars from multiple disciplines to share current research findings, frameworks, and methods; elevate awareness about how policies, places, and profits shape population health for better or for worse; facilitate new collaborations; and identify ways to improve health through outreach to policymakers, industry and the public. [...]