Author Archives: Liili

Conference News: “Comparing families: does international perspective help?”

This overview has been prepared together with Anna Rybińska, one of the organising committee members of the conference “Comparing families: does international perspective help?”. How to compare families across countries? What such comparisons add to country-specific studies? Has using cross-country comparisons brought us closer to understanding family-related behaviours? Aiming to answer these questions, members of […]

Research spotlight: Personal ties or institutional context? Determinants of partner choice for descendants of Turkish migrants in Europe

In their article “Partner choice patterns among the descendants of Turkish immigrants in Europe”, Doreen Huschek, Helga de Valk and Aart Liefbroer examine how the institutional context as well as personal ties, such as family and peers, influence the partner choice of second-generation Turks.  Growing shares of European populations are made up of immigrants and […]

Research spotlight: When population composition effects reverse public opinion

Evgenia Bystrov shows in her recently published article “Religion, demography and attitudes toward civil marriage in Israel 1969–2009” how the changing population composition affects total agreement to introduce the institution of civil marriage. Although the civic right to get married is granted in most countries on this planet, in the developed world there is also […]

Is it possible to accurately measure migration?

This is a guest post by Edward Morgan (BSc FRGS). Edward is a master’s student studying Population and Development at the London School of Economics. Edward is a Geography graduate of the University of St Andrews and a former public health consultant to the Met Office. For more information, visit his webpage. Earlier this week, […]

Demography-related blogs

There has been a rise in the number of demography-related blogs during recent years. In addition to individual researchers’ blogs, such as Weeks Population, by Hein de Haas or by Pablo Mateos, there are several nice collaborations: Demography Matters – is probably one of the first demography blogs that was started. They have a nice […]

A demography news roundup

We thought it would be nice to have an overview of some of the main demographic news and publications, especially for those of you who don’t follow our Twitter or Facebook feed regularly. Below you can find a list with some of these news that different media channels or scientific journals published since the beginning of June, […]

A case for quantitative methods in demography

Recent years have seen an increased use of qualitative methods in demographic research, which corresponds to demographers having broadened their scope and this includes methods not traditionally associated with population studies. There is still a substantial debate over uses of quantitative and qualitative methods in demography, so here I would like to touch on some […]

Conference News: Recent Migration Flows in the Nordic-Baltic Region

While the flows of Nordic-Baltic migration might be small compared to the rest of the movements within Europe, they have an important role to play in the development of the region and relationships between countries. New trends and implications for the region were discussed at a recent conference in Tallinn called “Migration and Demographic Challenges […]

Originally posted on Demographics Revealed!:
by Carl Haub, senior demographer, Population Reference Bureau No demographic subject captures writers’ imaginations like a country’s birth rate, be it baby “booms” or “busts,” or record highs or lows. But what measure should you use when you’re writing about the birth rate? Yes, there’s more than one—there are three:…

Singaporean Case Study

The biggest population-related headline of the last couple of weeks has been Singapore. Singapore has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world – 1,29 in 2012, according to the country’s official statistics. The reasons for low fertility and implications of government measures have been reflected in the demography.matters blog, in the Diplomat as […]

Welcome to the Demotrends blog

Demography is a hot topic these days…from the impact of population composition on the US elections (and Obama’s victory), to the broader economic and labour force implications, as well as to continual questions about resource allocation in a world of more than 7 billion. The 2010-2011 round census results are being published in several countries […]

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