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    We hope our newsletter finds you well. We've had a busy few months, and the items below will give you a taster of the publications, news, activities, events and research that we've been involved with.

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    New Working Papers

    CPC has produced four new working papers since our last newsletter in Autumn 2012:

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    CPC News

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    New CPC advisory board member

    CPC would like to welcome Mike Daly, from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), as a new member of the CPC advisory board.

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    CPC researcher appointed to the Migration Advisory Committee

    Professor Jackline Wahba has been appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member of the Home Office's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). The appointment was made by the Home Office in compliance with the rules set out by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments and run from December 2012 for three years.

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    CPC in the News

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    Census 2011 results

    The results of the 2011 Census published on Tuesday 11 December have highlighted that over the last ten years the population of England and Wales has both become larger and more diverse. The total population has grown by 7 per cent, from 52.4 million in 2001 to 56.1 million in 2011, up 3.7 million.

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    Young adults have become reluctant to fly the family nest

    An article in The Economist has highlighted CPC research by Ann Berrington, Juliet Stone and Jane Falkingham, looking at the 'boomerang' generation. The findings of the research have become increasingly important in view of recent policy changes relating to, for example, housing benefit for the under-35s and social housing. As the article in The Economist highlights, the number of Britons aged between 20 and 34 still living at home has increased by 28% to 3.2m since 1997, despite little change in the size of the population of that age bracket. The trend is accelerating: over the past year alone the number has increased by 6%. Around one in three young men and one in six young women now lives with a parent.

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    CPC Director appears on the More Or Less programme on BBC

    CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, appeared on the BBC World Service More Or Less programme, 'Predicting the global population', on 13 October 2012.

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    Upcoming Events

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    Coming of Age: The 21st PopFest Conference

    CPC is pleased to sponsor the 21st PopFest Conference which is to be held at the University of Southampton between 8 - 10 July 2013. This established annual postgraduate population studies conference is a great opportunity for postgraduate research students from a wide range of disciplines to present their work and develop their networks. The conference theme 'Coming of Age' marks the 21st Birthday of PopFest and its return to its birthplace of the University of Southampton, which hosted the very first PopFest Conference.

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    XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference

    CPC members will be exhibiting and presenting at the XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference in Busan, South Korea, 26 - 31 August 2013.

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    BSPS annual conference 2013

    9 - 11 September 2013 - The British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) annual conference was held at the University of Swansea and CPC members were in attendance.

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    Events round-up

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    The Ageing South East. Challenges and Opportunities

    18 December 2012 - CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, recently presented at the South East England Councils Ageing Population Workshop, a joint event by South East England Councils, South East Strategic Leaders & SE Strategic Partnership for Migration.

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    CPC celebrates the 350th anniversary of John Graunt's Bills of Mortality

    CPC, with The British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) and Gresham College, held a symposium to mark the 350th anniversary of John Graunt's work on the Bills of Mortality; commonly viewed as the birth of UK, and perhaps even European, demography.

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    Policy event on recent changes in housing and independent living for young adults

    The findings of a programme of research on independent living among young adults were presented to a policy audience at the Local Government Association (LGA) offices, Smith Square, London, on 23 November 2012. It aimed to inform the development of social policy and practice by identifying new trends in young adults' housing transitions, exploring the impact of recession, the choices facing those finishing higher education and highlighting the role of intergenerational support.

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    CPC at Population Europe event on active ageing and the redistribution of work in Europe

    20 November 2012 - Researchers from CPC attended an event hosted by Population Europe entitled "The Times of Our Lives: Active Ageing and the Redistribution of Work in Europe".

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    Migration and ageing in the Highlands

    In December CPC, along with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), hosted an event which brought together three academics involved in research relating to migration and/or ageing, and asked them what relevance these issues have in the Highlands environment.

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    Has migration reached a threshold in 21st century China? An International Symposium

    9 November 2012 - CPC hosted an international symposium on Migration, Economic and Social Development in Modern China at the University of Southampton. The symposium was jointly organised with the Confucius Institute, the Centre for Contemporary China and the Centre for Global Health Population, Poverty & Policy.

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    Research funding

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    CPC to contribute to the ESRC Future of Scotland Project

    As part of the ESRC's Future of Scotland Project, CPC have been successful in bidding for additional funding for a new programme of work that is directly relevant to the overall Future of Scotland Project's aims.

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    Senior fellowship awarded to CPC researcher to provide evidence for the Scottish Independence referendum

    CPC researcher, Professor David Bell, has been awarded funding by the ESRC to provide evidence on the 'Fiscal aspects of constitutional change' for the upcoming referendum on Scottish Independence.

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    CPC and COMPAS to work on joint research project

    CPC is shortly due to start working alongside another ESRC-funded research centre, the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), based at the University of Oxford.

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    CPC awarded new research grant to investigate pension protection for minority ethnic groups

    As part of the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, Dr Athina Vlachantoni has been awarded a research grant to undertake the project 'Pension protection for minority ethnic groups in Britain: determinants, prospects and policy implications'.

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    Young Adulthood: aspirations and realities for living and learning in the 21st Century

    As part of the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, Dr Ann Berrington has been awarded funding to examine 'Young Adulthood: aspirations and realities for living and learning in the 21st Century'.

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    CPC researchers to beta test 2011 Census data on informal carers

    CPC researchers have been successful in their application to take part in an Office for National Statistics (ONS) scheme to beta test 2011 Census data in the ONS Longitudinal Study.

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    CRA and CPC research to examine fuel and food poverty among older people in the UK

    Dr Aravinda Meera Guntupalli from the Centre for Research on Ageing and CPC researcher, Dr Athina Vlachantoni, have recently won Policy Commission funding from Public Policy@Southampton to examine patterns of fuel poverty and food poverty among older people (those aged 60 and above) in the UK, with a view to contributing to the policy-relevant debate on the choice faced by vulnerable older persons between heating their home and eating nutritious and regular meals.

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    More information

    The ESRC Centre for Population Change carries out research into the key drivers and implications of population change. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and based jointly at the University of Southampton and National Records for Scotland, the Centre brings together expertise from the universities of Southampton, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Stirling as well as the National Records for Scotland and the Office for National Statistics.

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