Joint physical custody of children in Europe: A growing phenomenon

Families and households

November 27, 2023

Mia Hakovirta, Daniel R. Meyer, Milla Salin, Eija Lindroos, Mari Haapanen

Reproductive-age morbidities and their impact on women’s health in sub-Saharan Africa (2010-2019)

Women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) experience high prevalence rates of anaemia and HIV, resulting in an average of 14.3 years of reproductive-age life expectancy spent in poor health. Audrey M. ... Read more

How many relatives do the Swedish have?

Little is known about the composition of kinship groups and family members outside the household, and how this evolves by age and over time. Martin Kolk and colleagues, exploiting exhaustive ... Read more

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on life expectancy in the US Hispanic population

In the United States, the Hispanic population was hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than the majority (non-Hispanic White) population. Elizabeth Arias and Betzaida Tejada-Vera investigate the matter and highlight ... Read more

Early disengagement from education and work: “ninihood” in Latin America

Latin America faces a unique societal challenge: high numbers of young adults, especially women, who neither work nor pursue education, known colloquially as “nini.” Using census microdata for 12 countries, ... Read more

How long do older Germans work?

Rapid population aging may undermine the viability of the German pension system. Is working longer a remedy? Christian Dudel, Elke Loichinger, Sebastian Klüsener, Harun Sulak, Mikko Myrskylä analyse what is ... Read more

Earnings-related parental leave and continued childbearing in Estonia

The number of countries that aim to raise fertility has markedly increased over recent decades. Among policy instruments used to achieve this goal, parental leave schemes play an important role. ... Read more

Did you know?

The growth of the global population—from 8 billion in 2022 and 9.7 billion in 2050—will largely occur in low- and lower-middle-income countries. Meanwhile, the population is plateauing in high income countries, and it is beginning to shrink in upper-middle-income countries.

Source: World Bank. 2023. World Development Report 2023: Migrants, Refugees, and Societies. Washington, DC: World Bank. WDR 2023 team calculations, based on the medium fertility scenario of World Population Prospects 2022 applied to country income groups.

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