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GGP at a Glance on attitudes towards family formation behaviour

Aug 30, 2018

Families in Europe and elsewhere are becoming more complex, with an increasing number of couples living in unmarried cohabitation or experiencing a separation or divorce. The GGP provides data not only on actual family transitions, but also on norms and values regarding family-related behaviour.

Regional population structures at a glance

Jul 21, 2018

Diversity in population age structures is all too easily hidden behind national averages. Today every country in Europe faces the challenges of demographic ageing to some degree. Yet, the severity of the issue varies substantially by region, city, or even urban district.

GGP at a Glance on care responsibilities for (elderly) parents with young children

Jul 05, 2018

The increase in female labour force participation and dual-earner couples has initiated a continuing discussion in Europe about ways in which families can be helped in combining work and family responsibilities. Uptake of maternity leave and access to high-quality and affordable child care can help families – and women in particular - to combine parenthood and career aspirations. Generally, less attention is paid to care responsibilities for elderly parents.

Special EPC 2018 DEMOS

May 31, 2018

In this special issue of DEMOS on the occasion of the European Population Conference 2018 articles on: retiring together, educational differences in longevity, timing of family formation and loneliness among older adults, migration decisions in Europe, and the position of migration research.

Photo: Roel Wijnants/Flickr

GGP at a Glance on young adults who are not employed nor in education

Apr 30, 2018

Young adults who are not employed nor in education or training are a continuing concern for European policy makers because of their higher risks of social exclusion and poverty.

Tineke Fokkema appointed professor of 'Ageing, Families and Migration'

Apr 12, 2018

Tineke Fokkema has been appointed as the new endowed chair of 'Ageing, Families and Migration' at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). It is the first professorship in the Netherlands to focus on diversity within the population of older migrants, especially in relation to social issues and well-being.

Allianz European Demographer Award 2018 for Fanny Janssen

Apr 12, 2018

On 10 April, Professor in Demography Fanny Janssen from the University of Groningen and NIDI, received the prestigious 2018 Allianz European Demographer Award, which was handed out in at the Allianz Forum in Berlin.

Ph.D. defence Leonie Elsenburg

Apr 09, 2018

Monday 16 April 2018 Leonie Elsenburg defended her Ph.D. thesis entiteld 'Adverse life events and overweight in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood', a study assessing the relation between adverse early childhood life events and overweight and obesity in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.

GGP at a Glance on early motherhood

Feb 27, 2018

Even though the mean age at childbirth has increased in all countries in the recent decades, a nonnegligible proportion of women still give birth at a very early age. The GGP data reveal a sharp East-West European contrast, with much higher percentages of women experiencing early childbearing in the East than in the West.

GGP at a Glance on family formation behaviour

Dec 21, 2017

Over the past decades family formation behaviour has diversified in Europe. The traditional pathway in family formation was: first leave the parental home, then marry, after which have the first child, and experience all three events before the age of 30. There is a large decrease across cohorts in the percentage following such a traditional pathway.

Netspar young talent grant awarded to Marleen Damman

Dec 15, 2017

Netspar, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, awarded an individual young talent grant for multidisciplinary research on the self-employed and retirement to NIDI researcher Marleen Damman.

NIDI-NVD Master Thesis Award and NVD Poster Award 2017

Nov 22, 2017

Winida Albertha wins the NIDI-NVD Master Thesis Award 2017 and Paul Sellies received the NVD Poster award 2017.

How we make life choices

Oct 26, 2017

Population Studies, a Journal of Demography published a special issue on the Science of Choice guest edited by Frans Willekens (NIDI), Jakub Bijak (University of Southampton), Anna Klabunde (MPIDR) and Alexia Prskawetz (IIASA/VID/WU).

Nico van Nimwegen elected IUSSP Secretary-General and Treasurer

Oct 26, 2017

NIDI Honorary Fellow Nico van Nimwegen has been elected as Secretary-General and Treasurer on the 2018-2021 Council of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).

GGP at a Glance on partnership arrangements for families with disabled children

Aug 31, 2017

Partnership arrangements for families with disabled children vary across countries in Europe. Analysis of GGP data reveals that disabled children in almost all countries are more likely to live in a one-parent household.

NWO Veni grant for Marleen Damman

Jul 28, 2017

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 154 researchers who have recently obtained their doctorate. NIDI researcher Marleen Damman has been awarded a Veni grant for her research proposal "Retirement of the solo self-employed".

Rubicon grant for Yuliya Hilevych

Jul 13, 2017

NIDI researcher Yuliya Hilevych has been awarded a Rubicon grant for her project "The ART of Conception Before Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Infertility Identities in Britain, c.1945-1980" by the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO).

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