NY Times Census News
Cultural shifts and economic factors are keeping millennial women home in numbers not seen since 1940, an analysis of Census Bureau data suggests.
The number of people without health insurance dropped last year by 8.8 million, to a total of 33 million, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
Max Planck Inst for Demographic Research
On November 24, Mark D. Hayward of the University of Texas Austin will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will deal with the question about the growing importance of advanced education in the US for improving adult life expectancy.
On November 23 Leontine Alkema of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will give a talk at the MPIDR. She will explain a method to estimate and project family planning indicators.
Women in developed countries live longer than men, but on average they have poorer health and more disabilities. Max Planck India Fellow Nandita Saikia investigates whether these differences also apply to men and women in India.
Women in Eastern Germany on average have children earlier than women in the old Länder. But what about Eastern German women who migrated to the west? MPIDR-researcher Anja Vatterrott has looked at this question to determine whether it is external conditions or rather socialization that influences the birth behavior.
Life expectancy is increasing in many prosperous countries to a similar extent. However, the development of the distribution of cause of death differs from country to country. A newly convened researchers IUSSP Panel aims now at examining these differences. The Chairman of the Panel, Ulrich Mueller, will give a talk about the project on October 27.
Earlier today, on my personal blog I noted, after a friend's observation on Facebook that the Turkish shootdown of a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 on the Turkish-Syrian border, the pilots successfully escaping in parachutes only to be shot dead was Syrian Turkmen Brigades in Syria. This is obviously a critical issue from the perspective of conflict--Robert Farley's post at Lawyers, Guns and Money, and
A recent post by Shakezula at Lawyers, Guns and Money Canadian-born American political commentator David Frum posted to his Twitter account a proposal to deal with terrorism in Europe. Alas, subsequent posts on his Twitter feed make it unlikely that this was a proposal he was offering forth in the noble tradition of Jonathan Swift. There are many things that can be said about this proposal.
News of today's terrorist attacks in Paris reached me almost instantaneously here in Toronto, via a short BBC breaking news feature. It's been terribly sad to see different acquaintances on different social networks reveal their connections to different attacked sites: one actually stayed in an apartment above Le Petit Cambodge, others also had spent time or had loved one in different areas. My
When I saw the title of Sandrine Rastello's Bloomberg article "India to Emerge As Winner from Asia’s Shrinking Labor Force", I initially expected some naive demographic boosterism, some argument to the effect that India's young population will ensure it of future economic triumphs. Happily, this article was one where the title does not match the subject. By 2050, the Asia Pacific region will
I did not want to base a post on the speculation earlier this week, but today it has been confirmed. From the Toronto Star: The mandatory long-form census is back. Just a day after taking office, the new Liberal government announced Thursday that the 61-question census form — axed by the Conservatives in 2010 — will be reinstated for the 2016 census. Navdeep Bains, the newly named Minister of
UK Only Article: standard article Issue: The indispensable European Fly Title: Population control Rubric: A small town offers a glimpse of what a two-child China might look like Location: YICHENG Main image: 20151107_CNP002_0.jpg WHEN China introduced its one-child policy in 1979, it cut a few air-holes in the blanket of coercion. Four towns were quietly allowed to experiment with different approaches, allowing couples to have two children. On October 29th the Communist Party extended that kind permission to everyone. If it had been paying closer attention to its two-child enclaves, it might have done so sooner. So sensitive was the notion of allowing anyone to have two children that it was not until 2010 that mainland media drew attention to these towns’ policies. One of them, Yicheng in Shanxi province, lies in the basin of the Yellow River. At first sight, it seems like any other small town in China, though a little poorer ...
UK Only Article: standard article Fly Title: Tasting Menu Rubric: This week: Asia's floundering fertility rates, how to invest like the Amish and why arachnophobes shouldn't look up Main image: 20150822_mma903_107.jpg Published: 20150821 Source: Online extra Enabled
UK Only Article: standard article Issue: Editing humanity Fly Title: Banyan Rubric: Europe shows how Asia’s demographic crisis might correct itself Main image: 20150822_ASD000_0.jpg MENTION “demographic crisis”, and most people think of countries where women each have six children and struggle to feed them. Much of Asia has the opposite problem: low fertility and an upside-down family structure (four grandparents, two parents, one child). Three-quarters of all the people in countries with exceptionally low fertility live in East and South-East Asia. Prosperous Japan, South Korea and Taiwan have fertility rates of 1.4 or below. The fertility rate is the number of children a woman can expect to have during her lifetime. A rate of 2.1 implies stability: the population is replacing itself. Demographers refer to rates of 1.4 or less as “ultra low”. The difference between 2.1 and 1.4 may not sound like much. But consider what it has meant for Japan. In the early 1970s the country had a fertility ...
UK Only Article: standard article Issue: Xi’s history lessons Fly Title: Population forecasts That India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country is not in question. But the date has just moved closer. The UN now reckons India will surpass China in 2022 rather than in 2028, as it thought two years ago. The new estimates put China’s fertility rate a bit lower, at 1.6 children per woman. India’s higher fertility rate (2.5 children per woman) and younger population mean it will swell faster, reaching 1.4 billion in 2022, when China’s population will peak. China’s working-age population is already shrinking as the country greys. India will eventually follow. By 2050 about 500m Chinese will be over 60, and 330m Indians. Article body images: 20150815_ASC274_1.png Published: 20150815 Source: The Economist Newspaper Version: 16 Historic ...
UK Only Article: standard article Issue: Empire of the geeks Fly Title: Demography Rubric: There are good and bad ways to prop up a country’s population Main image: 20150725_LDP002_0.jpg A FEW years ago Singaporeans were treated to a song urging them to get busy for the sake of the nation. “I’m a patriotic husband, you my patriotic wife, lemme book into ya camp and manufacture life,” went the ditty, accompanied by a video depicting a thrusting cartoon heart. This being Singapore, a stern caveat was appended: “Only financially secure adults in stable, committed, long-term relationships should participate.” Some poor countries fret about excessive fertility. A typical woman in Niger, for example, will have seven babies. But birth rates have fallen so fast as the world has grown richer that many places now have the opposite problem (see article). The fertility rate is 1.1 in Hong Kong, implying that each generation its population will fall by roughly half. In Japan, Italy and Germany it is 1.4 or ...
Recent trends in death rates among US women ages 15 to 54 reveal that rates among non-Hispanic whites are rising for many causes of death. These rising causes include accidental poisoning (linked to the epidemic of prescription opioids), suicide, and obesity- and smoking-related diseases. Specific changes in behavior might reduce some of these death rates, but the range of rising causes of death among white women suggests a need for a broader perspective on the social determinants of health. Unhealthy behaviors often arise and persist within certain social and economic contexts, and such behaviors resist improvement or are replaced by other unhealthy behaviors unless those contexts change.
This issue brief is one of three that focus on programs providing services to youth transitioning out of foster care in three common service domains: education, employment, and financial literacy and asset building. This brief highlights why financial literacy and asset building services are important to youth currently or formerly in foster care, what we know about the current types of programs and services offered in this service area, and the effectiveness of these services. Drawing on a review of existing research and convenings conducted with researchers, program managers, and federal staff, this brief address remaining research gaps and how the available evidence should inform future planning for evaluation activities.
Policymakers have long been concerned about the poor outcomes experienced by youth in foster care transitioning to adulthood. Experimental evaluations of independent living programs conducted under the John H Chafee Independence Act found the programs studied showed limited evidence of effectiveness; however, the evaluation made important observations about independent living programs overall and provided guidance for ongoing efforts to improve services for transition-age youth in foster care. This brief presents a conceptual framework, typology, and central conclusions from current planning efforts to develop an agenda for future evaluation activities.
This issue brief is one of three that focus on programs providing services to youth transitioning out of foster care in three common service domains: education, employment, and financial literacy and asset building. This brief highlights why employment services are important to youth currently or formerly in foster care, what we know about the current types of programs and services offered in this service area, and the effectiveness of these services. Drawing on a review of existing research and convenings conducted with researchers, program managers, and federal staff, this brief address remaining research gaps and how the available evidence should inform future planning for evaluation activities.
This issue brief is one of three that focus on programs providing services to youth transitioning out of foster care in three common service domains: education, employment, and financial literacy and asset building. This brief highlights why education services are important to youth currently or formerly in foster care, what we know about the current types of programs and services offered in this service area, and the effectiveness of these services. Drawing on a review of existing research and convenings conducted with researchers, program managers, and federal staff, this brief address remaining research gaps and how the available evidence should inform future planning for evaluation activities.
L’IIned réalise actuellement une enquête auprès des victimes de violence
Trajectoires et origines Enquête sur la diversité des populations en France, sous la direction de Cris Beauchemin, Christelle Hamel et Patrick Simon. Un ouvrage de la collection : Grandes Enquêtes. Parution le 13 janvier 2016
a brief, lively review of INED research throughout the year [FR]
Le 10 décembre 2015, 4 mini-conférences de 10 minutes filmées en public. Une rencontre avec les chercheurs pour le partage et la diffusion des savoirs.
INED doctoral student Valeria Solesin was among those killed in the attack on the Bataclan concert venue.