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    As well as hosting 15 CPC seminars, CPC members have been busy attending many events over the last few months - here are just a few of the highlights:

    International cyberseminar on family demography in developing countries
    In January 2014, the IUSSP Panel on Family Demography in Developing Countries, in collaboration with CPC and the University of Southampton, launched a cyberseminar series on family demography in developing countries. The 'seminar', which featured 20 presented papers, took place over four days with 2,438 views of material from 418 people from around 30 countries. Two more seminars are due to take place in late 2014 and early 2015, with more details on the CPC website soon.

    The changing demography of lone parenthood in the UK
    CPC member, Professor Ann Berrington, gave a keynote speech on 'The changing demography of lone parenthood in the UK' at a one-day conference at Sorbonne-Paris University, France on 24 January. The event, entitled 'The health of one-parent families in the United Kingdom from the Black Report (1980) to the Marmot Review (2010)', examined health, social and geographical inequalities, their mechanisms and considered the health stakes on future generations.

    Global AgeWatch Index at UN Meetings
    In February, CPC member Professor Asghar Zaidi gave presentations on the 'Global AgeWatch 2013' at two events held at the United Nations in New York. The first presentation explored evidence generated by the Index and how it supports a focus on older people in the post-2015 agenda's aspiration to 'leave no one behind'. The second event included presentations and discussion on current activities and potential developments to ensure older people and issues of ageing and life course are fully included in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, in order to deliver the promise to 'leave no one behind'.

    Where does migration sit within the debate over the future of the UK and Scotland?
    CPC members Professor Allan Findlay, Dr David McCollum, Dr Jakub Bijak and Dr Arkadiusz Wisniowski presented at a COMPAS Breakfast Briefing, which took place at Westminster on 14 February. The Breakfast Briefing explored the contrasting positions on immigration in Britain and Scotland, drawing on new research (using secondary datasets, and interviews with employers, students and local authorities) undertaken as part of the ESRC 's 'Future of the UK and Scotland' programme. The speakers considered the challenges and opportunities that Scotland faces in devising an immigration policy attuned to its particular needs, whatever the outcome of the referendum.

    Farewell to Poverty in Old Age! Gender Justice in Work and Old Age
    On 13 March, as part of the International Week of Justice 2014, CPC member Dr Traute Meyer presented her work 'Beveridge, not Bismarck! European lessons to be learnt for old-age security of women and men in Germany' at an event which explored, in an international comparison, how education, labour market, family and pension policies are inter-related, and also reflected upon both different national development paths and recent developments and reforms in various countries.

    CPC researcher at Budget Briefing for business leaders
    Professor David Bell spoke about his ESRC-funded work on the economics of constitutional change in Scotland at this event on 20 March in Glasgow. The event, hosted by The Herald and Sunday Herald newspapers, was aimed at helping business leaders to understand what the 2014 budget announcements will mean to business and individuals in Scotland.

    CPC Director at TEDx Southampton
    On 23 March, CPC's Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, gave a talk at the University of Southampton's independently organised TED event on 'Flourishing in the 21st Century'. Professor Falkingham's talk focussed on global population change, looking to the past and also considering the present and our future. Videos of the TEDx talks will be available online soon.

    CPC researcher at Experian Mosaic launch event
    On 1 April, Professor Ann Berrington presented at the Experian Mosaic launch event in London. The event was aimed at a business and marketing audience to update them on changes to the Mosaic tool, which is used for defining and understanding target audiences in a range of sectors. At the launch event, Professor Berrington gave an overview of recent demographic research and commented on Experian's demographic observations from the last five years.

    For more events and activities, please see the 'Events' and 'Seminars' pages on the CPC website.

    Posted 09/04/2014 12:12