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  • World Population Day 2018

    Wednesday 11 July 2018 marks World Population Day, with this year's theme: “Family Planning is a Human Right”.

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    Athina Vlachantoni and Corrado Giulietti

    Promotions success for CPC members

    Last week two members of CPC were promoted to the role of Professor at the University of Southampton. Dr Corrado Giulietti has been promoted to Professor of Economics and Dr Athina Vlachantoni has been promoted to Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy. Corrado has also been appointed as Head of Department for Economics.

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    Video now available: 'Pension adequacy standards' with Christian Dudel

    CPC recently welcomed Dr Christian Dudel who gave a seminar proposing a general framework for the estimation of pension adequacy standards.

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    CPC Director is elected President of European Association for Population Studies

    CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, was announced as President of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) following recent Council elections.

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    Video now available: 'An agent-based model of sex ratio at birth distortions' with Francisco Villavicencio

    CPC recently welcomed Dr Francisco Villavicencio who gave a seminar on his model for explaining the sex distortion at birth in India and South Korea.

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    ‘Demographic Change and Migration’ report is published

    The work of CPC members Jane Falkingham, Maria Evandrou, Saara Hämäläinen, Maja Palmer and Athina Vlachantoni was included in a recent report ‘Demographic Change and Migration’, published as part of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives”. Their contributions were included in chapters on ‘Migrants in the health and social care workforce’; ‘Migrants in the pension system’; and in the UK’s country report.

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    CPC Director Jane Falkingham appointed to new ESRC Council

    CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, has been appointed as a member of the new ESRC Council, due to come into effect with the launch of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on 1 April 2018.

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    Video now available: 'The Kids Are Alright' with Professor Christina Gibson-Davis

    CPC was delighted that Professor Christina Gibson-Davis visited to give a seminar on her work on non-marital births and child well-being.

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    ESRC grants Centre for Population Change transition funding under new model

    The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has today announced that the Centre for Population Change, along with a further seven established research centres, has been awarded funding to continue its work under a new model designed to secure the long term sustainability of social science research excellence in the UK.

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    New article discusses if partnership and marriage provide benefits to mental health and well-being

    An article ‘Mental Well-Being Differences in Cohabitation and Marriage: The Role of Childhood Selection’ written by CPC Associate Professor Dr Brienna Perelli-Harris and Marta Styrc has recently been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family on Wiley Online Library.

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    Professor David Bell

    Professor David Bell awarded CBE for services to economics and public policy

    Congratulations to CPC’s Professor David Bell, who has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his outstanding service to economics and public policy.

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    'Outstanding Commitment' Award for CPC's Florence Barrett

    CPC Administrator, Florence Barrett, has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Commitment’ Award by the University of Southampton ‘Bringing Research to Life’ Roadshow organisers.

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    Using Twitter data for demographic research

    22 November 2017 – Agnese Vitali and Jennifer Holland, who are both working within the fertility and family strand of CPC, have written a paper with Dilek Yildiz, Jo Munson and Ramine Tinati that was published in Demographic Research today.

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    CPC educates and entertains at the ESRC Festival of Social Science

    On 8 and 9 November, CPC's Jason Hilton, Maja Palmer and Natalia Permyakova gave thought provoking speeches about migration, ageing and welfare, to educate and celebrate Social Science during the fifteenth year of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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    Dafni Papoutsaki

    New publication 'Job separation of immigrants during the Great Recession'

    Dafni Papoutsaki’s new publication "Job separation rates of immigrants and natives in the UK during the Great Recession" assesses the probability of job separations of immigrants and natives in the UK before and after the economic crisis of 2008 and is now available for free download.

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    Professor Jakub Bijak

    CPC's Jakub Bijak is Guest Editor of Population Studies special issue

    24 October 2017 - Today a special issue of Population Studies has been published. We are delighted to share that CPC's Professor Jakub Bijak joins Frans Willekens, Anna Klabunde and Alexia Prskawetz as Guest Editor for this edition, providing the introduction 'The science of choice: an introduction'.

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    Bringing research to Life

    This summer, CPC experienced being part of the 2017 University of Southampton 'Bringing Research to Life Roadshow'. Forming a key exhibit at the Thomas Hardye School, Winchester Science Festival, BBC Countryfile Live and Bournemouth Air Festival, we were delighted to 'make learning fun' and engage with over 800 members of the public.

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    Survey prompts calls to subtract international students from UK migration numbers

    A new CPC survey which provides much-needed insight into the intentions of UK-based international students following their higher education studies has prompted calls to remove international students from the government's net migration target.

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    International students in the UK

    CPC is pleased to announce the publication of the 2017 Survey of Graduating International Students Technical Report, which forms part of the Office for National Statistics quarterly migration release today (Thursday, 24th August 2017).

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