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The destructive effects of conflict on women and girls

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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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Does Economic Advancement ‘Cause’ a Re-increase in Fertility?

In a recently published article in European Journal of Population, researchers Olivier Thévenon and Angela Greulich empirically investigate the correlation between fertility and economic development in OECD countries (1960-2007). In the light of the recent reversal of fertility trends in … Continue reading

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The Impact of Family Policies on Fertility Trends in Developed Countries

A new article has been published in the European Journal of Population on fertility and family policies in Europe. Here is the abstract and the link to the article: Abstract We examine how strongly fertility trends respond to family policies … Continue reading

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Japan – hard times for working mothers

Japanese women are more likely to have a university degree than men, and the number of women in employment has been rising steadily for 10 years – but, for a range of reasons, a woman who has had children still … Continue reading

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The Costs of Children – how Family Policies can reduce them.

In an article recently published in Population Research and Policy Review, economists Olivier Thévenon and Angela Luci discuss why and how family policies can reduce the costs of children that are beared by parents in developped countries. Image source: http://www.simpsons.wikia.comContinue reading

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The Arab Spring: a Booster for Women’s Emancipation!?

Many Arab countries are on their way to reduce gender inequalities. The Arab Spring reinforced this movement in several regions. Yet, the battle for an expansion of women’s rights has just begun and continuous progress cannot be taken for granted. … Continue reading

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