The rights of homosexual families in Europe: the LawsAndFamilies database
Les droits des familles homosexuelles en Europe : la base de données LawsAndFamilies

Arianna Caporali, Marie Digoix
homosexual couples and families

Starting in the late 1980s, new laws concerning same-sex unions were passed, first in Denmark (registered partnerships in 1989) and the Netherlands (marriage in 2001), and then in several other European countries
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Age, gender, alcohol, and traffic accidents in Brazil
Âge, sexe, alcool et accidents de la route au Brésil

Luciana Conceição de Lima, Valdeniz da Silva Cruz Júnior
traffic accidents in Brazil

According to the World Health Organization’s Global Report Status Report on Road Safety 2015, more than 1.2 million people die every year on the roads around the world, most of them living in poor countries. And most of these traffic deaths are predictable and could be prevented with relative ease, with proper policies
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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy … and longer
Vivre au soleil toute l’année : le secret d’une vie plus longue ?

Tina Ho, Andrew Noymer
Death rates in usa - old people running in the summer

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy” — so begins one of the most famous American songs, Summertime from the Gershwin brothers’ Porgy and Bess. Is the living really easier in the summer? For demographers, this might be answered by looking not at living, but at dying. Specifically, are death rates lower in the summer than
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Retirement timing and grandparenthood in Sweden
Grand-parentalité et départ à la retraite en Suède

Linda Kridahl
grandparenthood in Sweden

In most Western European countries, retiring and entering grandparenthood are relatively parallel events for most individuals, with grandparenthood often occurring a few years before retirement (Leopold and Lechner, 2015).
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Thinking about the future: the four billion question
Penser à l’avenir: la question des quatre milliards

Massimo livi Bacci
Population change . view of the world from the space

The “population question”, central to the debate about humankind’s future since the 18th century, has slipped away from center stage and fallen into a coma in recent years. The international community is busy promoting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
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Global population, development aspirations and fallacies
Population mondiale, aspirations de développement et logiques fallacieuses

George Martine
Global population development aspirations and fallacies

The debate in this forum between Lam (2017) and Grossman (2017) concerning the outlook for the world’s next four billion people is opportune. Both essays highlight critical issues and make key points, but also leave serious gaps.
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Relationship stability is important for abortion decisions in Finland
Stabilité des unions et interruptions de grossesse en Finlande

Heini Väisänen
abortion decisions in Finland

In a recent study (Väisänen 2017), I examined how women make decisions to terminate a pregnancy within the wider context of their lives – including the state and quality of their romantic relationships.
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Older immigrants’ living arrangements in the U.S. and sending countries
Les modes de vie des immigrés âgés, aux États-Unis et dans les pays d’origine

Zoya Gubernskaya, Zequn Tang
Ellis Island - immigrants in the U.S.

Older immigrants are more likely to share residence with their adult children and other family members compared to native-born older adults in the United States. Two major explanations for this pattern emerged: (1) immigrants’ cultural preferences for extended family living, and (2)
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