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The Demographic Impact of Political Action

This conference was jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Bevölkerungswissenschaft (DGBW) and EAPS. The scientific Program comprised 6 sessions during which 15 invited and several spontaneous papers were discussed by some 150 participants from all over Europe. The conference explored the possible demographic effects of policies in various domains of government, with the underlying assumption that the total demographic impact of these policies might well exceed the influence of policies with explicit demographic goals.

Lowest Low Fertility

This workshop was organized by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock under the auspices of EAPS. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss topics, frameworks and methods that can be used in research aiming to better understand and possibly explain the low level of fertility in many Western countries. Fourteen papers were presented and discussed by some 25 participants.

Family – Household Modelling and Applications

This workshop brought together renowned scientists in the field and promising young scholars to review state-of-the-art methods and applications of family/household modeling with an eye to setting out a course for further research. The workshop focussed on three main topics: a) theoretical questions concerning the effect of demographic changes on family and household structure; b) conducting policy analysis to achieve sound policy-making; c) forecasting family/household structure for socio-economic planning.

Demographic Implications of Marital Status

This seminar was organized by the Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), under the auspices of EAPS. Concepts, methods and problems were discussed by some two dozen experts from various European countries. The various demographic implications of marital status, e.g. with respect to fertility, nuptiality, internal and international migration, morbidity and mortality were treated.

The Anthropological Demography of Europe: state of the art and perspectives

Anthropological demography asks how population processes and socio-cultural practices affect each other. Demographic models that do not acknowledge the importance of the cultural embedding of behaviour tend to reduce cultural meanings and practices to a list of traits that are added to standard institutional and individual background characteristics. In this representation of culture, behaviour is guided by a system of discrete rules and beliefs into which individuals have been socialised.


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