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Society and Solidarity

For a chance to include questions in Round 11 (2022/23) of the European Social Survey (ESS), the call for proposals is now open until January next year. This open competition offers teams of researchers the chance to include around 30 questions on a single academic and/or policy concern within Europe. [...]
Given the evolution of the COVID-19 spread, the organisers have decided to cancel he 1st International Conference of the Sequence Analysis Association (SAA 2020). [...]
It’s that time of year again: IPUMS International data release season! This year’s release includes new 20% samples for all current Brazil data sets, additional samples for Cambodia, Fiji, and Nepal, new samples for Guatemala, Laos, Russia, and Togo, and Labor Force Survey samples for Spain and Italy. All of these new samples and all current data can be accessed at [...]
Why we need EuroCohort, GGP and SHARE in Europe
Evidence-based policy requires high-quality data. Fortunately, we are living through a data revolution, which is opening up new opportunities for better quality data to feed into the policymaking process. There is an increasingly diverse range of data to help inform policy. Data from censuses and population registers, as well as from surveys, biomarkers, digital trace data and genetic data can help us triangulate and deepen our understanding of populations. However, when there is such a vast amount of data available, there is a danger that we end up drowning in numbers. [...]
Course Description Rapid increases in computational power and the explosion of Internet, social media and mobile phone use have radically changed our lives, the way we interact with each other and our behavior, including demographic choices and constraints. The digitalization of our lives has also led to the so-called “data revolution” that is transforming social sciences. [...]
There are different approaches to responding to the growing longterm care needs of ageing populations across the UNECE region. Societies rely to a varying extent on the unpaid labour of informal carers who cover an estimated 70 to 95 percent of all care needs. While informal unpaid care saves public spending on formal care services, the reliance on informal care has many hidden costs. [...]
** From the organisers: We will postpone this year’s Summer School to 2021 at the same place, most likely to July. All or most projects will be offered 2021 as planned for 2020. We plan to finish the review of applications by mid of April 2020, and notify applicants then.**     [...]