Mothers’ dilemma at retirement across welfare regimes

Education, work, economy (socio-economic differences)

November 22, 2021

Ester Rizzi, Kim Younga

Unintended and sooner-than-intended childbearing in Eastern and Western Europe

Examining two waves of a panel survey, Zuzanna Brzozowska, Isabella Buber-Ennser and Bernhard Riederer find evidence that women and men in post-socialist countries more often have a child they planned ... Read more

Clash of the Titans: NDC vs IPAYG (pay-as-you-go pension systems)

NDC (notional defined contribution) schemes are commonly believed to be the best kind of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pension systems: actuarial equity and individual flexibility in accessing retirement are their main strengths. ... Read more

Global trends in child loss: less and later

Child loss continues to be a common life event for women in the Global South. Diego Alburez-Gutierrez documents a historic opportunity to close the gap between the South and the ... Read more

Educating children in India may help keep their parents healthy

A strong positive association exists between children’s education and parental health in India. Berenike Thoma and Jan-Walter De Neve explain that this positive relationship persists when controlling for a wide ... Read more

Rent liberalization decreased age at marriage in Egypt

Young people’s ability to marry increasingly depends on obtaining housing and forming independent households. Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft, and Dominique J. Rolando show how Egypt’s 1996 rent liberalization law reversed ... Read more

Late mothers and late fathers have a first birth with younger partners

Individual characteristics of late parents have been extensively studied in demographic literature, but less is known about the parental couple. As Marie-Caroline Compans shows, looking at fathers and mothers separately, ... Read more

Did you know?

The share of Europe’s population in the world is shrinking and by 2070 it will account for just under 4% of the world’s population.

Source: European Commission Report on the Impact of Demographic Change - Based on Eurostat data.

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