Decomposing changes in first birth trends
Ryohei Mogi - Vienna Institute of Demography, 22 July 2020.
In high-income countries, women and men born since the 1940s have delayed the birth of their first child, more of them have remained childless, and the timing of the first birth has become more diverse in these cohorts. The interaction between these three trends makes the research on first birth patterns more complex.
Parenting children in the age of screens
Brooke Auxier, Monica Anderson, Andrew Perrin and Erica Turner - Pew Researh Center, 28 July 2020.
Two-thirds of parents in the U.S. say parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technologies –like social media or smartphones– as a reason.
Work to do on gender equality in America
Juliana Horowitz and Ruth Igielnik - Pew Research Center, 7 July 2020.
A hundred years after the 19th Amendment was ratified, a majority of US adults say the country hasn’t gone far enough when it comes to giving women equal rights with men.
Population scenarios from 2017 to 2100
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - The Lancet, 14 July 2020.
Future fertility patterns are a key input to estimation of future population size, but they are surrounded by substantial uncertainty and diverging methodologies of estimation and forecasting, leading to important differences in global population projections.
Gender equality and long-term care at home
European Institute for Gender Equality, 24 June 2020.
This research note studies formal home-based care across the EU, focusing the quality of employment in the formal home-based care sector.
2019 Family Policy Report
FAFCE, July 2020.
This study provides an overview of family policies in selected EU Member States, in the perspective of the implementation of the EU Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers.
Report on preventing violence against children 2020
WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, and the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, June 2020.
This study charts countries’ progress towards the SDGs aimed at ending violence against children.
Caregiving in the US
AARP-NAC, May 2020.
This report reveals an increase in the number of family caregivers in the United States. Family caregivers now encompass more than one in five Americans. They are in worse health compared to five years ago.
Domestic workers: Beyond contagion or starvation
International Labour Organization, May 2020.
For domestic workers among workers, staying home has meant losing their jobs, and as a result, losing their livelihoods.
The fertility decline in China before the one-child policy
Yi Chen and Yingfei Huang - Demographic Research, 5 June 2020.
Fertility in China appears to have declined faster in the early 1970s, before the introduction of the one-child policy in 1979. It went from 5.7 in 1969 to 2.7 in 1978.