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      Alessandro RosinaAlessandro Rosina
      Professor of Demography and Director, Center for Applied Statistics in Business and Economics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
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      Head of Statistical Analysis Directorate, Bank of Italy
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      Researcher at Istat, Head of Unit on Foreign Presence and Social Dynamics
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      Director of the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies, National Research Council, Rome Italy
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      Associate Professor of Population Studies, London School of Economics
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      Research Professor Emeritus, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan (USA) and International staff, College of Populations Studies, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
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      Research Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, USA
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      Professor, Demography Department and Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.
      Peter McDonaldPeter McDonald
      Professor of Demography in the Australian National University. Honorary President of IUSSP and winner of the Irene B. Taeuber Award
      Roberto ImpicciatoreRoberto Impicciatore
      Assistant Professor of Demography, University of Milan, Italy
      Salvatore StrozzaSalvatore Strozza
      Professor of Demography, University Federico II, Naples (Italy)
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      Senior Program Officer, Giovanni Agnelli Foundation, Italy
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    • N-IUSSP is a new IUSSP news magazine, which will disseminate scientific findings from demographic research carried out all over the world. The practical implications of current trends, the risks and potentialities of emerging situations, the pros and cons of specific laws are discussed in rigorous but plain language.

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Surprenante fécondité maghrébine
The puzzle of fertility in the Maghreb

Zahia Ouadah-Bedidi, Jacques Vallin
children plaing in magreb

Au début des années 1970, la fécondité restait très élevée en Tunisie et au Maroc (6,5 enfants par femme) malgré les programmes de planning familial mis en œuvre au milieu des années 1960 et culminait même à plus de 8 en Algérie en raison du baby-boom qui a suivi la guerre de libération. Personne n’imaginait
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Obesity and development – maybe a fit?
La relation entre obésité et développement

Vegard Skirbekk
obese family running

Wikipedia informs us that “obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.” People in these conditions have a body mass index (BMI) that exceeds 30 kg/m2, where the BMI is
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Des projections démographiques jusqu’en 2100… Est-ce bien raisonnable?
Demographic projections up to 2100 … Do they make sense?

Henri Leridon
arrow made with people

En économie, il est rare que l’on se hasarde à des prévisions au-delà de quelques années. Il n’y a guère que les climatologues pour faire tourner des modèles sur 100 ans
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Les politiques démographiques sont-elles efficaces ?
On the dubious effectiveness of population policies

Jacques Vallin
an old couple

Examinons quatre types d’objectifs pouvant légitimer des politiques de population dans un contexte donné : réduire la mortalité (Vallin et Meslé, 2006), limiter la fécondité si la croissance démographique est trop rapide
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Allez les filles, au travail!

Valeria Solesin
Valeria Solesin

Version française en bas. Two years ago, Neodemos received an article from Valeria SOLESIN, a young student who was then unknown to most demographers, in Italy or elsewhere. She was later to make herself known, both in Italy and in France, where she had in the meantime become a PhD student. Her life ended tragically
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The population of Sri Lanka in transition: policy stance
La transition démographique au Sri Lanka, et les enjeux politiques

K.A.P. Siddhisena
Sri Lanka people

The present world population of 7.3 billion is projected to increase to 8.5 billion or more by 2030, with almost 90 percent of the increase occurring in the developing countries, which are already struggling to improve overwhelming issues such as severe poverty. In the context of the developing world, Sri Lanka has a favourable population
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Faut-il une politique de population ?

Jacques Vallin
population walking across a street

Toutes les sociétés humaines se sont efforcées d’influer sur la taille ou la composition de la population. Des écrits de Platon sur la population que devait comporter la cité grecque idéale (Platon, IVe siècle avant J.-C.) aux recensements de la Rome impériale et jusqu’au fameux précepte du physiocrate Jean Bodin (1576) « il n’y a de
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Welcome to N-IUSSP
Bienvenue à N-IUSSP

Anastasia Gage
Logo Niussp

Dear Members and Friends of IUSSP, Welcome to N-IUSSP! It is my pleasure to introduce you to the new official press service of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). As part of our mandate, we consolidate scientific research on pressing population issues and disseminate this work to the research community, policy
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Innovations in register data: the value of linkages to prescription databases illustrated by an analysis of underuse of medication among the unmarried
L’importance du couplage des données de registres avec les bases de données sur les prescriptions médicales : l’exemple de la sous-utilisation des médicaments parmi les non mariées

Øystein Kravdal, Emily Grundy
databases image

Data from registers that cover entire national populations have been extensively used
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Black-White Mortality Differentials in the United States
Mortalité différentielle entre blancs et noirs aux Etats-Unis

Francesco Acciai, Aggie Noah, Glenn Firebaugh

In the United States, mortality rates differ across racial and ethnic groups. Although the gap in life expectancy between non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites (blacks and whites, hereafter) has been declining
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Migration in movies. An innovative database
Migration dans les films. Une nouvelle base de données

Laura Terzera, Giulia Rivellini

1. EMFD: European Migratory Film Database. Construction, Description and Reliability The aim of our work is to produce a database and to investigate in what way the phenomenon of migration has been represented in movies.
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Break the Immigration Impasse
Briser l’impasse de l’immigration

Bill Gates, Warren E. Buffett, Sheldon G. Adelson

AMERICAN citizens are paying 535 people to take care of the legislative needs of the country. We are getting shortchanged. Here’s an example: On June 10, an incumbent congressman in Virginia lost a primary election in which his opponent garnered only 36,105 votes.
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The changing meaning of cohabitation in Europe and North America. Signs of convergence?
L’évolution du sens de la cohabitation en Europe et en Amérique du Nord. Des signes de convergence?

Roberto Impicciatore, Maria Sironi, Paola Di Giulia

The diffusion of cohabitation during the last decades is one of the most striking aspects of wider social changes that have taken place throughout the industrialized world.
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Pauperia and Tycoonia: Population and Sustainability
Pauperia et Tycoonia : Population et développement durable

Massimo livi Bacci

Once upon a time, population was a central issue in the international debate on the future of the planet. Despite profound ideological and political differences among the major players of the global scene
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The decline of family size ideals and the Great Recession in Europe
Le déclin de la taille optimale de la famille et la Grande Récession en Europe

Maria Rita Testa

The number of children individuals would like to have, or would have liked to have had, also known as personal ideal family size, has been stable in the EU-15 as a whole in the past decade
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Youth mortality in European countries: a comparative analysis
La mortalité des jeunes dans les pays européens : une analyse comparative

Elena Nikolayuk

In the 2nd half of the 20th century significant demographic changes occurred in the majority of European countries, especially in terms of mortality decline.
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