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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).

GGP at a Glance on social mobility

Jul 03, 2017

Social mobility is a long standing issue in social research. The GGP offers extensive comparable data on this topic and a window into the complex dynamics that make up social mobility.

Maximum lifespan may increase to 125 years

Jun 29, 2017

The oldest person ever was the Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122. Researchers at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and the University of Groningen (UG) claim that her record will be broken this century. The results of their research are published in Nature.

Fulbright Grant for Joanne Muller

Jun 26, 2017

Joanne Muller has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to do research in the United States this coming Fall semester.

Clara Mulder appointed as member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

May 10, 2017

Prof. dr. Clara Mulder, professor of Demography and Space at the University of Groningen and also affiliated researcher at NIDI, has been appointed as member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

GGP at a Glance on use of contraception

May 02, 2017

There are stark differences between Eastern and Western European countries in contraceptive use. Among partnered individuals age 18-45, the use of traditional contraceptives is higher in Eastern Europe while being close to zero in Western Europe. In contrast, the use of modern contraceptives is much more prevalent in Western Europe.

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.

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.

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".

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