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The Population Association of America’s annual meeting is a premier conference of demographers and social and health scientists from the United States and abroad. [...]
The OECD, the CEPII (the French Research Center in International Economics), and their partners from the University of Lille (LEM), Paris School of Economics, Fondazione Rodolfo De Benedetti, University of Luxembourg and IRES (Université Catholique de Louvain) are jointly organizing the 9th Annual Conference on "Immigration in OECD Countries" on December 12-13, 2019. [...]
In 2016, many Turkish migrants living in Europe expressed their loyalty towards their country of origin in the wake of the attempted military coup. This triggered various media outlets to make allegations about engagement in the country of origin hampering integration. [...]
To date, a large number of researchers have documented associations between lower birth weight and a range of health problems later in life. However, for a substantial amount of existing studies, it is unclear whether these associations reflect causality. Aiming at providing causal evidence in this field of research, Jonas Helgertz (University of Minnesota and Lund University) and Anton Nilsson (Lund University) analysed full-population Swedish register data on siblings and twins born between 1973 and 1994, and followed until 2011. [...]
Student mobility is an important yet neglected component of social mobility: In principle, it could foster social mobility, but its role in preserving or dismantling social inequalities is still largely under-investigated in Europe. Besides the fact that higher education reforms at the European Union (EU) and national levels have incentivised young people to study abroad from their home region, its impact on social mobility is yet to be understood. [...]
In recent years, concerns have been expressed at EU and national level that the combined stresses arising from school, parental expectations and societal pressures can make the transition to adulthood difficult for young people – with the risk of a long-lasting negative impact. One way of easing the transition is to provide appropriate information and support services during these critical life-changing years. However, it appears that not all young people have access to such services. [...]
2019 Diversity - Social Equity - Cohesion: Perspectives for Germany and Europe
The Berlin Demography Forum has now released documentation from the 2019 Forum. This includes an introduction by Franz Müntefering, former German Minister and Chairman of the BDF, and Ulrich Lilie, President of Diakonie Deutschland and Member of the BDF Board of Advisors, and transcripts of the speeches of: [...]
The ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre until February 23-27, 2021. A new call for abstracts will open in October. [...]
The New Questionnaire of the Generations & Gender Survey: What are the innovations? with Dr Tom Emery (Deputy Director of GGP)   [...]

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