Urban survival advantage in low- and middle-income countries: do children fare better than adults?

Health and mortality

June 27, 2022

Bruno Masquelier, Ashira Menashe-Oren

Educational consequences of parental divorce and death in Europe

Children and youngsters who experience parental divorce or parental death often attain lower levels of education than their peers, but the impact of these adverse events is far from uniform, ... Read more

Access to antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS and life expectancy in South Africa

Despite widespread prevalence of HIV/AIDS, South Africa has succeeded in drastically reducing mortality and increasing life expectancy, from 54 to more than 65 years in little over a decade (2006-17). ... Read more

Cognition-driven demographic transition

The concept of demographic transition is a century old, but there is still no consensus about its drivers. Wolfgang Lutz highlights a recent reassessment of the theory, which adds cognition ... Read more

Educational expansion and completed family size in low fertility countries

Completed family size has declined in many high-income countries among the post baby boom cohorts. Ester Lazzari, Ryohei Mogi and Vladimir Canudas-Romo find that educational expansion is not the main ... Read more

Increasing childlessness driven by higher female education in India

While still low, childlessness in India is on the rise. Trends in childlessness are linked to the opposing factors of poverty and opportunity-driven causes of childlessness, which Koyel Sarkar and ... Read more

The impact of migration on the working age population at local level

Ageing occupies the forefront of the social and economic policy debate in the European Union (EU). However, ageing patterns differ considerably across EU territories because of distinctive demographic and spatial ... Read more

Did you know?

Across the Middle East and North Africa, more than one-in-three citizens (35%) are considering emigrating from their homeland. This level represents a dramatic increase since 2016, which ended a long-term decline in the percentage of citizens who considered migrating. Citizens are more likely to want to leave if they are young, well-educated and male.

Source: Arab Barometer - Wave VI-Part 3 -2021

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