Sustainable development in the European Union
Our work on sustainable development will define the future of next generations, of the EU and of our planet. That is why we need to develop a long-term vision through the lenses of the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure that these goals are fully integrated in the European policy framework.
Ethnic elders and pension protection in the UK
Athina Vlachantoni, Zhixin Feng, Maria Evandrou and Jane Falkingham - University of Cambridge, May 2017.
This study provides up-to-date empirical evidence that ethnic inequalities in pension protection are still evident and contribute to the increasingly important debate in the United Kingdom and elsewhere regarding migrants’ social security and welfare over the lifecourse and in later life.
Health inequalities in old age
Department of Economic and Social Affairs programme on ageing, April 2018.
Study about the availability of affordable, quality and accessible social services, including health care and long-term care, to all older persons, and increase support to education and training in geriatrics and gerontology.
The time cost of raising children in different fertility contexts
Ariane Pailhé, Anne Solaz and Maria Letizia Tanturri - European Journal of Population, 9 March 2018.
Original comparison of the time cost of children for the parental couple and for each parent in two European countries —France and Italy— that differ in terms of structural and normative constraints.
The positive impact of women’s employment on divorce
Daniele Vignoli, Anna Matysiak, Marta Styrc and Valentina Tocchioni - Demographic Research, 21 March 2018.
The aim of this study is to deepen our understanding of the nexus between women’s employment and divorce in a comparative perspective.
Demographic turning points for the
Jonathan Vespa, David M. Armstrong
and Lauren Medina - US Census Bureau, March 2018.
The year 2030 marks a demographic turning point for the US. Beginning that year, all baby boomers will be older than 65. This will expand the size of the older population so that one in every five Americans is projected to be retirement age.
Motherhood penalties in the US, 1986-2014
Eunjung Jee, Joya Misra and Marta Murray-Close - Washington Center for Equitable Growth, March 2018.
This study estimates the wage gap between mothers and childless women. While the gross gap in pay has narrowed, it has only done so because mothers’ have increased their investments in human capital, such as education and workforce experience.
Gender, family and health in Europe
Gabriele Doblhammer and Jordi Gumà (editors) - Springer Link, February 2018.
This open access book examines the triangle between family, gender, and health in Europe from a demographic perspective. It helps to understand patterns and trends in each of the three components separately, as well as their interdependencies.
Grandparent effects on educational outcomes
Lewis R. Anderson, Paula Sheppard and Christiaan W. S. Monden - Sociological Science, 21 February 2018.
Are educational outcomes subject to a “grandparent effect“? 58% of 69 analyses report that grandparents’ socioeconomic characteristics are associated with children’s educational outcomes, independently of the characteristics of parents.
The war on children
Save the Children, February 2018.
This study looks at how conflict has impacted children, and sheds light on a worrying trend of increased brutality against children in conflict, particularly in the last few years.