Growing old in a post-communist society. Who gets lonely in Poland and when?

Individual and population ageing, age structure

July 19, 2021

Małgorzata Mikucka

Average length of life spent childless. Cross-sectionally speaking

In addition to the commonly used fertility measures, Ryohei Mogi, Jessica Nisén, and Vladimir Canudas-Romo suggest an alternative approach to the study of first birth behaviour, focusing on how long women ... Read more

The transition to late adulthood: past adversities increase frailty

Health deteriorates with age, and it can be further worsened by adversities experienced during early adulthood and middle age. On SHARE data, Francesca Zanasi, Gustavo De Santis and Elena Pirani measure ... Read more

Missing boys in sub-Saharan Africa due to high rates of foetal loss

The ratio of males to females at birth is consistently lower in sub-Saharan Africa than in other regions of the world. Anne Morse and Nancy Luke suggest that this pattern may be ... Read more

The motherhood earnings penalty reconsidered: a gap or a gradient?

Examining the long-term consequences of the family life course for women’s earnings in 22 European countries, Joanne S. Muller, Nicole Hiekel & Aart C. Liefbroer find no earnings gap between mothers ... Read more

It all depends on how you do it. Health effects of leaving the labour market

Relying on data from the longitudinal Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (2004-2015), and adopting a propensity score matching approach, Elena Pirani, Gustavo De Santis and Francesca Zanasi ... Read more

International migrants in Sweden, over-coverage, and mortality

The apparent lower mortality of international migrants has sometimes been questioned, because data quality may be a serious issue in this case. However, deeper investigation into the matter by Matthew ... Read more

Did you know?

Most international migrants originate from middle-income countries. In 2020, nearly 177 million international migrants, about 63 per cent of the total, came from a middle-income country. The number of migrants originating from low-income countries, while small compared to other income groups, grew rapidly between 2000 and 2020. Much of this increase was driven by humanitarian crises.

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