Tomas Sobotka and EURREP group’s research on childlessness trends has featured in the article “The rise of childlessness” published in The Economist on 27 July 2017.
The article “Country-Specific Conditions for Work and Family Reconciliation: An Attempt at Quantification” by Anna Matysiak and morehas been nominated by Springer Nature as one of the groundbreaking articles that could help change the world. Read
On 15 February Tomáš Sobotka received the Allianz European Demographer Award 2017, alongside with Felix Tropf from the University of Oxford. The award was presented at the 6th Berlin Demography Forum (BDF). T. Sobotka received the award for his research on fertility, childlessness, assisted reproduction and European population trends. Further details are provided at Population Europe website.
To promote empirical and methodological research based on population-level fertility data, a new series of research papers, the Human Fertility Database Research Reports (HFD RR) was launched in December 2016.
The series is named after the Human Fertility Database as the central resource of detailed and high quality data on period as well as cohort fertility. The HFD Research Reports are published jointly with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and the Vienna Institute of Demography as MPIDR or VID Working Papers.
As of 15 January 2017 the first three HFD RRs have been published, of which two are based on the EURREP research. The reports can be accessed here: http://www.humanfertility.org/cgi-bin/reports.php
Anna Matysiak received Habilitation and Zuzanna Brzozowska defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations!
The article “Has childlessness peaked in Europe?” published by Éva Beaujouan and colleagues in Population and Societies No. 540 had a extensive coverage in media (especially in France). The topic was covered for instance by
In the article “Europe’s (lack of) migration problem” by Laurens Cerulus, Politico (28 December 2016) featured graphs presenting WIC projections of population trends in six European countries until 2050. The data come the European Population Datasheet 2016.
Der Standard, Die Presse and Science ORF.at have featured the article “Childlessness Trends in Twentieth-Century Europe: Limited Link to Growing Educational Attainment” by Éva Beaujouan, Zuzanna Brzozowska and Kryštof Zeman, published in Population Studies (Online first 21 August 2016).
“Höhere Bildung von Frauen hat wenig Einfluss auf Kinderlosigkeit”, Der Standard, 23 August 2016
“Studie: Weiblich, gebildet, kinderlos?”, Die Presse, 24 August 2016
“Die sozialen Ursachen der Kinderlosigkeit”, Science ORF.at, 23 August 2016
The third issue of the EURREP Research Brief featuring childlessness trends in Europe is put out. You can read it here.
In the article In France, second unions now more resilient than first (July 18, 2016) the NIUSSP summarises Eva Beaujouan’s study on the stability of second unions which was published in the European Journal of Populaton earlier this year (Online first, March 10, 2016).