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Correlation between fertility and female employment

Uta Brehm, Henriette Engelhardt - Demographic Research, 6 March 2015.
16-03-2015
Though there has been profound research on the curious change in correlation between total fertility rate and female labor force participation in the mid-1980s, aspects of the compositional character of age-specific effects and the nature of countries’ heterogeneity have been neglected. The results highlight the fact that total and age-specific fertility behavior, effects and country variances are distinct concepts that add considerably to the broad understanding of the correlation between fertility and female labor force participation.
 

Social protection systems in the EU

European Union, 2015.
11-03-2015
This report provides a comprehensive overview of how social protection systems in the EU are financed. It examines the sources and structures of this financing, along with how money is spent and resources allocated. Finally, the document addresses the question of the effectiveness and efficiency of the systems in place and also provides country overviews and relevant data.
 

European reconciliation package

Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union, March 2015.
03-03-2015
This package highlights different policies and practices developed at local and national level that can support families in reconciling their work, family and care responsibilities. It reflects on the challenges and opportunities and presents recommendations of what needs to be done at EU and national level to empower families, and ultimately contributing to gender and pay equality, increased employment, improved childcare and care infrastructure and better wellbeing overall.
 

A growing and ageing population

RAND Europe, 11 February 2015.
15-02-2015
This Research Report forms part of our series on global societal trends and their impact on the EU in 2030. It presents the evidence base, uncertainties and potential trajectories surrounding trends in the growing and ageing global population and analyses the changing demographic profile of the world’s population and major trends in this area. These trends relate chiefly to overall population growth, and population decline in Europe and, in the future, in other parts of the world.
 

World fertility report 2013

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2014.
01-02-2015
World Fertility Report 2013: Fertility at the Extremes is the fifth in a series and focuses on trends in fertility over the past 20 years and key factors underlying these trends for countries at the extremes of fertility: 66 countries with total fertility of more than 3.2 children per woman in 2005-2010 and 70 countries with total fertility of 2.0 children per woman or less in 2005-2010.
 

Employment and social developments in Europe

European Commission, 15 January 2015.
29-01-2015
This year’s Employment and Social Development Review provides a broad overview of the challenges facing the European Union over the coming years as it slowly emerges from the worst recession in its history. It highlights the scale of the challenges, but also the benefits of continuing to invest in education, training and wider labour market and social policies alongside the actions being taken to restore economic growth in the light of the Union’s 2020 employment and social goals.
 

How to support your child’s well-being

The Children’s Society, 2014.
27-01-2015
This Guide is based on the ‘The good child report 2014’ and what makes it different is that it’s influenced by the people that really know what they’re talking about – children themselves. It’s based on interviews with thousands of children about what makes them happy with their lives.
 

The good child report 2014

The Children’s Society, 2014.
27-01-2015
This report is the third in a series of annual reports published by The Children’s Society about how children in the UK feel about their lives. This year’s report contains new findings from their nine-year programme of research on children’s well-being, involving around 50,000 children. This work is carried out in collaboration with the University of York and has become the most extensive national research programme on children’s subjective well-being in the world.
 

Australian children and adolescents screen use

Houghton et al.- BMC Public Health, 2015.
23-01-2015
As the majority of studies measuring screen based media use have focused on TV viewing, computer use, video game playing, or a combination of these, the true extent of total it (including non-sedentary hand held devices) and time spent on specific screen activities remains relatively unknown. This study assesses the amount of time Australian children and adolescents spend on all types of screens and specific screen activities.
 

Families in the economic crisis

Eurofound, march 2014.
16-01-2015
This report is part of the 3rd European Quality of Life Survey and it describes the changing quality of life across the EU for different types of families with children and compares their living standards and social situation. Families are divided into two main groups: lone-parent families, working or not, and living alone or with relatives; couples with children, both dual and single earners, and again, living as a family unit or with other relatives.
 
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