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Life Tables in Europe: data, methods and models

This workshop was organized by the EAPS Working Group on Health, Morbidity and Mortality Differentials in Europe in collaboration with the Institute of Statistics of the Catholic University of Louvain. The scientific Program included sessions on period life tables, cohort life tables, life tables by causes of death, competing risks, and expectation of healthy life. A report was published in the EAPS-newsletter (1994, 2).

The Collection and Comparability of Demographic and Social Data in Europe (Chaire Quételet 1991)

This seminar was organized by the Institut de Démographie, Université Catholique de Louvain, under the auspices of EAPS. The Program included sessions on the comparability and synthesis of European data in the fields of households and families, fertility, health, morbidity and mortality, and migration. Its proceedings were published in: J. Duchêne and G. Wunsch (eds.) (1995), Collecte et comparabilité des données démographiques et sociales en Europe: actes de la Chaire Quetelet 1991. Louvain-la-Neuve: L’Harmattan, 671 pp. ISBN 2-7384-3191-7.

Reconstituted Families in Europe

This workshop discussed the state of the art of both theoretical and empirical research on this topic, in European countries. Sessions treated theoretical and methodological issues, characteristics, trends, experiences, consequences and policy issues. The workshop was organized by the Population and Family Study Center (CBGS), under the auspices of EAPS. The scientific Program included sessions on conceptualisation and perspectives, law and legal settlements, socio-demographic profiles, dynamics and experiences.

Populations agées et révolution grise (Chaire Quételet 1986)

This seminar was organised by the Institute of Demography of the Catholic University of Louvain under the auspices of EAPS. Participants from various disciplines discussed several aspects of aging, such as biological, psychological, demographic, economic and social, and its socio-economic and cultural consequences. The proceedings of this seminar were published in: Michel Loriaux et al. (eds.) (1990), Populations âgées et révolution grise: les hommes face à leurs vieillissements. Actes du Colloque Chaire Quetelet ‘86 . S.l.: CIACO, 1118 pp. ISBN 2-87085-211-8.

One Parent Families

Under the auspices of EAPS, the Population and Family Study Centre (CBGS) of the Ministry of the Flemish Community organized this workshop on the phenomenon and problems of, as well as the policies regarding one parent families. Some 25 scientific contributions from 15 countries were discussed. A summary report was published the EAPS newsletter (1986, 2). The proceedings were published in: Fred Deven and Robert Cliquet (eds.) (1986), One-parent families in Europe: trends, experiences, implications. The Hague / Brussels: NIDI CBGS Publications # 15, 365 pp.

The Second Demographic Transition in Europe

EuroConference on the implications of family and fertility change for individuals, families and society (Euresco Conferences, a programme of the European Science Foundation; in collaboration with the EAPS Working Group
on the Second Demographic Transition)

Radical changes in demographic patterns have occurred in Europe since the mid 1960s. As a result individuals, families and society-at-large face new challenges in coping with low fertility and diversity in living arrangements.


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