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Demos, bulletin over bevolking en samenleving, jaargang 25, september 2009, Speciaal nummer XXVI IUSSP Internationale Bevolkingsconferentie

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  • Dementia; the flipside of a long life
  • On being Dutch and Muslim
  • Do retirement plans come true?
  • Second round in a second nest
  • Ageing EU looks into future labour market
  • National borders determine mortality rate

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  Demos

 


 

DEMENTIA

 


 

MIEKE REUSER

The flipside of a long life

For many people dementia is one of the most frightening prospects of growing older. As the chance of dementia increases strongly with age,and as our population is ageing rapidly, more and more people are set to suffer from this disease. A demographic epidemiological study has examined the expected years of life lived with dementia among different groups of people.

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ON BEING DUTCH AND MUSLIM

 


 

GEORGE GROENEWOLD

Descendants of Turkish and Moroccan immigrants speak out about identity and religion

It’s quite possible for descendants of Turkish and Moroccan immigrants (i.e. the Second Generation) to combine strong feelings of belonging to different social groups, such as feeling ‘Amsterdammer’, ‘Rotterdammer’, ‘Dutch’ and Muslim. A fair percentage of the Second Generation does not practise their religion by praying and are of the opinion that religion should play no role,or only a minor one, in today’s society and in politics. Many find the use of religious symbols in schools acceptable, but only a minority say that Muslim women should wear a head scarf outside the home.

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DO RETIREMENT PLANS COME TRUE?

 


 

HANNA VAN SOLINGE, KÈNE HENKENS & HARRY VAN DALEN

The Dutch workforce is ageing rapidly.And so voices from various quarters are calling on people to extend their working lives. The underlying idea is that this would stimulate labour supply and at the same time broaden the tax and premium base of pension and social security systems. The public benefits of extending working careers have been set forth in numerous government policy proposals, but in practice achieving this has proven to be difficult. Recent NIDI research has shown that two thirds of all employees retire earlier than planned.

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SECOND ROUND IN A SECOND NEST

 


 

GIJS BEETS

Research slashes stereotypes

Contrary to popular belief,it is more common for women to have children from different partners than for men. As a rule,children of different fathers live with their mother,in which case the fathers have a ‘second nest’. Research has shown that the ties fathers have with their children from a first relationship tend to be strained. Another finding is that the stereotype of an older man going off with a younger woman and founding another family does not correspond with reality.

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AGEING EU LOOKS INTO FUTURE LABOUR MARKET

 


 

PETER EKAMPER

More part-time jobs will affect employment

Population ageing will affect the future labour market in the European Union. The size of the workforce is set to decline in the long term, even if labour force participation rises.

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NATIONAL BORDERS DETERMINE MORTALITY RATE

 


 

LUC BONNEUX & CORINA HUISMAN

MDifferences between Flanders and the Netherlands

NIDI recently compiled a mortality atlas of 272 regions in the European Union and the EFTA countries. For each region, the atlas describes mortality by age,sex and cause of death.National borders proved to be important predictors of mortality.We found marked differences in cause specific mortality between the historically closely linked Flanders and the Netherlands.Flanders suffered most from suicide and road traffic accidents among men, the Netherlands most from smoking related mortality among women.

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