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Healthy grandparenthood: how long is it, and how has it changed?

Rachel Margolis1 and Laura Wright - National Center for Biotechnology Information, 10 October 2017.
23-10-2017
Using US and Canadian data, this study examines changes in the length of healthy grandparenthood during years when grandparenthood was postponed, health improved, and mortality declined.
 

World Population Ageing 2017 Highlights

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, October 2017.
17-10-2017
This publication presents the highlights of the World Population Ageing 2017 report. It summarizes the key trends in population ageing drawn from the latest estimates and projections of population by age and sex.
 

The CS Family 1000

Credit Suisse Research Institute, September 2017.
09-10-2017
This study shows that family-owned companies tend to outperform their non-family-owned peers. This overall finding holds true for all regions, all sectors, and all company sizes.
 

Ageing and the city: making urban spaces work for older people

HelpAge International, October 2016.
06-10-2017
Recommendations for how governments and city planners can make urban environments more welcoming and inclusive for older people.
 

Journey to extremism in Africa

United Nations Development Programme, September 2017.
27-09-2017
The steep rise in violent extremist activity in Africa among the youth represents a significant threat to global security and development overall. The question remains open as to how to most effectively respond to it, and this study provides some keys for it.
 

Education uprooted

UNICEF, September 2017.
23-09-2017
Many of the 50 million uprooted children in the world are in desperate need of education – not despite being uprooted from their homes but because they are uprooted from their homes.
 

Children and youth at risk of trafficking and exploitation

UNICEF and IOM, September 2017.
16-09-2017
For children and youth on the move via the Mediterranean Sea routes to Europe, the journey is marked by high levels of abuse, trafficking and exploitation. Some are more vulnerable than others.
 

Making good on fatherhood: A review of the fatherhood research

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs - The University of Texas at Austin, January 2016.
09-09-2017
Over the past several decades, father involvement has increased dramatically, and researchers and academics have demonstrated a growing interest in studying the role that fathers play in the lives of their children. Findings have overwhelmingly shown that children with involved fathers fare better across a wide range of domains when compared to their counterparts without an active father.
 

The millennial success sequence

Wendy Wang and W. Bradford Wilcox - AEI and Institute for Family Studies, 14b June 2017.
30-08-2017
This report shows how Millennials are much more likely to flourish financially in the US if they follow the “success sequence”—getting at least a high school degree, working full-time, and marrying before having any children, in that order.
 

Lone mothers and intergenerational support in Sweden

Terese Anving - Lund University, August 2017.
25-08-2017
Qualitative study of lone mothers in Sweden and the care and financial support provided by grandparents. It takes into account that economic divisions have deepened in Sweden in recent years, and lone mothers are one group where the poverty rate has increased most.
 
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