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Rubicon grant for Ellen Dingemans

Apr 20, 2017

NIDI researcher Ellen Dingemans has been awarded a Rubicon grant for her research proposal "Paid work after retirement in Europe". With the Rubicon grant she'll do her research at the University of Manchester.

Population Europe App

Apr 05, 2017

The travelling exhibition “How to get to 100 – and enjoy it”, hosted last year in The Hague and Groningen in the Netherlands, is now available as an app.

Vacancy for a PhD position in family demography

Apr 05, 2017

Within the theme group Families and Generations NIDI has a vacancy for a PhD position in family demography. For more information see the full job description below. [deadline: May 1st, 2017]

Prestigious ERC grant for Clara Mulder

Mar 29, 2017

Prof. dr. Clara Mulder, professor of Demography and Space at the University of Groningen and also affiliated researcher at NIDI, has been awarded a EUR 2.5 million ERC Advanced Grant by the European Research Council. Her project FamilyTies will look into family ties, from a view of internal migration, immobility and labour-market.

Vacancy for a PhD position “Unpaid work around the retirement transition”

Mar 22, 2017

In the NIDI theme group Work & Retirement there is a vacancy for a PhD position “Unpaid work around the retirement transition” (1,0 fte).

GGP at a Glance on poverty during childhood

Feb 28, 2017

The experience of poverty during childhood is associated with poorer outcomes in terms of a child’s health, education, psycho-social wellbeing and socio-economic attainment in later life. Levels of children living in families struggling to make ends meet financially vary significantly across Europe.

Prestigious Vici Award for Ute Bültmann

Feb 17, 2017

Prof. dr. Ute Bültmann, professor of Work and Health at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and also affiliated researcher at NIDI, has been awarded a Vici grant of EUR 1.5 million as part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (‘Vernieuwingsimpuls’) of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to be spent on five years of research on her research theme "Today’s youth is tomorrow’s workforce".

Migration and the Dutch welfare state

Feb 08, 2017

Why do migrants choose the Netherlands? It's often thought that it is because of the high quality of the welfare state, but according to Helga de Valk, that’s a misconception. If it were true, then the Scandinavian countries would be the most popular, and migrants would never want to move on. The data does not support this scenario.

Horizon 2020-funded Generations and Gender Programme new phase officially launched this week

Jan 25, 2017

The Generations and Gender Programme (GGP), hosted by NiDi, marked the launch of the EUR 2 million Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme in Paris on Thursday, 26 January 2017. The three-year project aims to ensure long-term sustainability of GGP as a pan-European research infrastructure.

GGP at a Glance on family solidarity

Dec 20, 2016

Migration can have profound consequences for family solidarity: when adult children leave the country of origin, ageing parents are deprived of potential care and support. This is especially disruptive in societies where families play an indispensable role in care and welfare provisions, as is the case in Eastern Europe.

NIDI-NVD Master Thesis Award and NVD Poster Award 2016

Nov 23, 2016

Roselinde van der Wiel wins the NIDI-NVD Master Thesis Award 2016 and Ellen Dingemans received the NVD Poster award 2016.

Fanny Janssen promoted to adjunct professor

Nov 16, 2016

As of November 1, Fanny Janssen was promoted to adjunct professor (associate professor with ius promovendi) at the University of Groningen. Title of the chair of Prof. dr. Fanny Janssen is Mortality and Ageing.

GGP at a Glance on gender equality

Oct 28, 2016

Gender equality varies considerably across Europe. In many countries, there is still a strong belief in traditional gender roles. In Central and Eastern Europe, there is still a large proportion of the population that believes men shoud be prioritised for jobs when there is a scarcity of work. This is in stark contrast to Scandinavia and Western Europe where such views are much less common.

Ph.D. defence Jaap Oude Mulders

Aug 31, 2016

Friday 16 september 2016 Jaap Oude Mulders defended his Ph.D. thesis entiteld 'Organizations, managers, and the employment of older workers after retirement', a study assessing the employers' perspective on the employment of older workers, in particular in the period after some form of formal retirement.

Special EPC 2016 DEMOS

Aug 25, 2016

In this special issue of DEMOS, bulletin on population and society, on the occasion of the European Population Conference 2016 articles on: How older workers struggle with a higher retirement age, NIDI scenarios for China, India and Nigeria, everything you always wanted to know about migrant families, the Generations and Gender Programme, and how important are parents for demographic behaviour of their children?

Taken by surprise: How older workers struggle with a higher retirement age

Aug 25, 2016

Until 2006 the Netherlands, like many other European countries, had a very strong “early retirement culture”. But that is history now. Early exit routes have been closed, and moreover, State Pension Age will increase to 67. Employees and employers need to change their perspectives on retirement in response to pension reforms that have taken place in quick succession.

NIDI scenario: Strong population decline in China

Aug 25, 2016

United Nations projections assume that by the end of this century one third of the world population will live in India, China or Nigeria. While population growth in India will slow down and the population size of China will decline, population growth in Nigeria will accelerate. A new NIDI scenario projects less population growth in Nigeria and sharp population decline in China.

Everything you always wanted to know about migrant families

Aug 25, 2016

Migration is one of the major factors causing population change in Europe today. Understanding these changes requires insight in the life courses and family dynamics of migrants. NIDI researchers working on the project Families of migrant origin: a life course perspective (FaMiLife) have investigated the role of international migration on the lives of migrants and their families, both in origin and destination countries.

Inequality in demographic behaviour: How important are parents?

Aug 25, 2016

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?

The Generations and Gender Programme

Aug 25, 2016

The Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) is a research infrastructure devoted to the study of the causes and consequences of demographic change, including changes in family dynamics, gender relations and relationships between generations. The GGP was founded in 2000 by a consortium of European institutes, statistical offices and universities under the umbrella of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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