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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Dementia risk on the rise as old-age life expectancy increases
Le risque de démence augmente à mesure que l’espérance de vie s’allonge

Ezra Fishman
man affected with dementia

As America’s population ages, the number of Americans with dementia is increasing. Because people with dementia often need help with activities of daily living, the cost of caring for a person with dementia for one year is about $28,500 on average (Hurd et al. 2013).
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All U.S. states are becoming more racially diverse… for now
La diversité ethnique augmente dans tous les états des États-Unis

Barrett A. Lee, Michael J.R. Martin, Stephen A. Matthews, Chad R. Farrell
picture of people all racially diverse, with american flag in the background

Universal patterns or trends are rare in demographic research. Yet we have uncovered one: since 1980, all 50 U.S. states have become more ethnically and racially diverse (Lee et al. 2017).
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30 years of experience of the two-child policy in Yicheng, China
30 ans de mise en œuvre de la politique de deux enfants à Yicheng, en Chine

Yu Qin, Fei Wang
Cina_fig-ART

More and more countries have been adopting population policies to increase birth rates, in order to deal with the growing challenges of aging (United Nations 2013). Following the recent trend, China, the most populous country in the world,
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