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    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 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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    Events round-up

    CPC have been busy attending conferences over the summer - here are a few of the highlights:

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    New CPC Briefing Papers

    CPC Briefing Paper 19, authored by Helen Packwood, Allan Findlay and David McCollum investigates Engaging with immigration policy on the ground: A study of Local Authorities in Scotland

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    New CPC Working Papers

    CPC Working Paper 49, authored by Scott Tindal, Allan Findlay and Robert Wright (2014) The changing significance of EU and international students' participation in Scottish higher education

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    Scottish independence

    Work by CPC's Dr Arkadiusz Wisniowski who predicted that a 'yes' vote on Scottish independence was unlikely, was verified in the final poll on 18 September.

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    Back in the nest

    'Cuckoo kids', young families who return to their parents' home and 'boomerangers', adults who return home are a relatively new trend in Britain, as CPC researcher Dr Juliet Stone discusses in The Sunday Times in October.

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    Why is planning for an ageing population so difficult?

    CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham considers this issue in the guardian.com in advance of the big ageing population debate, which took place on Thursday 11th September 2014.

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    Upcoming events

    How to get to 100 - and enjoy it .... Exhibition 20 October - 4 December.

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    We hope our newsletter finds you well this autumn and that you enjoy this taster of our latest publications, media and research activities. If you would like any further information on our work, please do get in touch at cpc@southampton.ac.uk or why not join our Facebook network or follow us on Twitter!

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