On 14 September 2016 Tomáš Sobotka gave an invited talk on “Ever shrinking families? Economic recession, family change and fertility in Europe” at the symposium organized to celebrate 70th anniversary of the Population Research Institute (Väestöntutkimuslaitos) in Helsinki, Finland.
The video of the talk can be watched here and the presentation slides can be accessed here.
In an interview given to the Newsmaker (10 May 2016) Tomas Sobotka argues that economic prosperity and stable labour market are important for fertility decisions. He also calls for a reorientation of family policies in Eastern Europe from focusing on numbers of children towards focusing on health, education, and well-being of the coming generations. Read (in Russian)
The EURREP team will present their macro-level research at the 2nd Human Fertility Database Symposium in Berlin, 23-24 June 2016.
Thursday, June 23th
- 2:00–3:50 PM, Session I: Fertility Change and Variation: Cross-national and Cross-regional Perspective
Decomposing cohort fertility decline in low fertility countries: The role of parity progression ratios · Kryštof Zeman, Éva Beaujouan, Zuzanna Brzozowska and Tomáš Sobotka
- 4:10-6 PM, Session II:Determinants of fertility change and variation: gender roles, economic uncertainty, marriage
Will one replace two? Trends in parity distribution across education in Europe · Zuzanna Brzozowska, Éva Beaujouan and Kryštof Zeman
- 9:00-10:30 AM, Session III:Cohort perspective on fertility and childlessness
Childlessness in Europe: review of data and long-term trends among women born in 1900-1972 · Tomáš Sobotka
In the article “These Countries Now Have a Historic Imbalance of Men to Women” (Broadly.vice.com, 1 June 2016), Tomáš Sobotka comments on the shifting sex ratio in some European countries. Read
Tomáš Sobotka gave an interview to ÖRF 1 aired in the MIttagjournal under the title “Bevölkerung in Europa wächst” on 31 August 2016. Listen to the programme.
Eva Beajouan gave an interview to the newspaper Ouest France on 19/20 March 2016.
Partly based on an interview with T. Sobotka, the article Die vergessene “Völkerwanderung” (The forgotten migration) by Jürgen Streihammer (Die Presse, 30 May 2016) covers massive migration from the East to the West of Europe, which has formed the strongest migration stream in Europe after 1989. Read
Different strands of the EURREP research will be well represented at the upcoming European Population Conference
Thursday, September 1
- Session 6. Fertility Preferences 1: When a poor index becomes a good proxy: on the predictive value of individual fertility preferences at the cohort macro-level • Eva Beaujouan, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU); Laurent Toulemon, Institut National d’Études Démographiques (INED).
- Session 14. Family transitions, employment and earnings: Education and diverging family trajectories in Britain: new insights from microsimulation • Maria Winkler-Dworak, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU); Eva Beaujouan, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU); Ann M. Berrington, University of Southampton; Martin Spielauer, Statistics Canada.
- Session 22. Measuring fertility: Twin peaks: the emergence of bimodal fertility profiles in Latin America • Everton E. C. Lima, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP); Kryštof Zeman, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) and Vienna Institute of Demography; Ruben Castro, Universidad Diego Portales; Mathias Nathan, Universidad de la República, Uruguay; Tomas Sobotka, Vienna Institute of Demography.
- Session 43. Gender and fertility: Gender revolution, family reversals and fertility • Tomas Sobotka, Vienna Institute of Demography; Anna Matysiak, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) and Warsaw School of Economics; Zuzanna Brzozowska, Vienna Institute of Demography and Warsaw School of Economics.
Friday, September 2
- Session 58. Modelling fertility: Estimating indicators of fertility timing from consecutive census data on children ever born • Kryštof Zeman, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) and Vienna Institute of Demography.
- Session 67. Education and fertility 2: Educational pairings and fertility across Europe: how do the low educated fare? • Natalie Nitsche, Vienna Institute of Demography; Anna Matysiak, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) and Warsaw School of Economics; Jan Van Bavel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Daniele Vignoli, Università di Firenze.
- Session 80. Happiness and childbearing: Work-family conflict moderates the impact of childbearing on subjective well-being • Letizia Mencarini, Università Bocconi; Anna Matysiak, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) and Warsaw School of Economics; Daniele Vignoli, Università di Firenze.
- Session 94. Education and fertility 3: Will one replace two? Trends in parity distribution across education in Europe • Zuzanna Brzozowska, Vienna Institute of Demography and Warsaw School of Economics; Eva Beaujouan, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU); Kryštof Zeman, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) and Vienna Institute of Demography.
- P2. Poster Session 2: Ultra-low fertility in Korea: the role of tempo effect • Sam Hyun Yoo, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); Tomas Sobotka, Vienna Institute of Demography.
Saturday, September 3
The 2016 European Demographic Data Sheet is now available as a printed and pdf-poster and as a website. Through a combination of data for all countries of Europe and for broader European regions, maps, tables and graphs, the datasheet provides an in-depth look at European demography. The online version available at populationeurope.org provides expanded coverage, including additional maps, ranking charts as well as details about data sources and definitions. It also allows the users to download all the data. The datasheet was prepared researchers affiliated with the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital.
In the article Les secondes histoires d’amour ne finissent pas plus mal que les premières (July 19, 2016) Le Monde discusses 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).