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Aging with Growth: How to tackle low fertility in European Countries

With regard to fertility, reducing the obstacles to people having children has become an issue of growing importance in the policy agenda of many Central European and Baltic countries. Persistently falling fertility has pressed policymakers into action in many countries, … Continue reading

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Female breadwinners on the rise in Europe

By Agnese Vitali About one in three women in cohabiting or married couples in the UK earned more than 50% of their household income in 2010, according to the Family Resources Survey, up from one in ten in 1980. But … Continue reading

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Japan’s ticking demographic time bomb

Insufficient gender equality lead to Japan’s fertility levels being way beyond replacement level. In Japan, it is more or less impossible for women to combine a professional career with having children. This will harm the socioeconomic equilibrium of the country. … Continue reading

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The destructive effects of conflict on women and girls

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Sustainable development and gender equality – two objectives that are interdependent

Ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, UN Women released its new report, the World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development. Charting the rationale and the … Continue reading

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Politique familiale – Quel sera l’impact des nouvelles mesures?

English Version: Possible impacts of family policy reforms in France Olivier Thévenon est l’un des responsables de l’unité de recherche démographie économique de l’Ined. Ses recherches portent sur notamment sur les politiques familiales des pays de l’OCDE et la conciliation … Continue reading

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Early child care – an effective instrument to reduce inequalities

It’s a grim fact of life in the United States: Children born into poor families are sicker and die earlier than their well-off counterparts, particularly from obesity-related diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Now, new data from a famous … Continue reading

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