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Society and Solidarity

The International Sociological Association’s next annual Spring Meeting will be held under the conference theme of “Accumulation and compensation of inequalities” and paper or poster submissions that address this theme are especially encouraged. [...]
Inequality is on the rise across Western societies. A key aspect of inequality is that the life choices and life chances of individuals depend on their social background. This certainly is true for socio-economic outcomes, like how much you earn and the status of your job. But to what extent is this true for demographic behaviour, like leaving home, marriage, parenthood and divorce? [...]
Using detailed longitudinal census and register data from the 2000s combined with childcare coverage rates for 588 municipalities in Belgium, a new study by Jonas Wood and Karel Neels from the Centre for Longitudinal and Life-Course Studies at the University of Antwerp indicates clear and substantial positive effects of local formal childcare provision on the likelihood of having a child among dual-earner couples, especially when considering becoming a parent for the first time. [...]
The 11th Demographic Conference of Young Demographers, called traditionally, "Actual Demographic Research of Young Demographers (not only) in Europe," is planned for three days (5th to 7th February 2020) and will take place at the Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 6, Prague 2. All participants will have the possibility to present their actual research and discuss it with colleagues from other countries or fields of study. Although the conference is focused mostly on Ph.D. [...]
Alp-Pop brings together scholars interested in population issues across several disciplines, including demography, economics, epidemiology, political science, sociology and psychology. The conference emphasizes empirical rigor and innovation over a given topic or geographical area, and meets the challenges of interdisciplinary and international audiences. The confirmed key-note speakers for the 2020 Conference are:HILARY HOYNES (University of California Berkeley)JAN VAN BAVEL (University of Leuven) [...]

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