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    We hope our newsletter finds you well this Spring. The items below will give you a taster of the publications, news, activities, events and research that we've been involved with since our last newsletter.

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    Events for you

    Here are some of the events you can join us at over the coming months. You can find more information about these and other events on our website.

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    The UK in a Changing Europe

    We are pleased to announce that the CPC is undertaking a programme of research which will contribute directly to the debate on the UK's changing relationship with the European Union. The research, carried out with the ESRC 'UK in a Changing Europe' initiative, consists of 3 inter-linked research streams, which bring together expertise from across the CPC.

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    Take part in our survey: 'Brexit' and EU Movers

    EU citizens living in the United Kingdom do not have a right to vote in the referendum on EU membership. Yet the outcome of Britain's renegotiation of its terms of membership and the referendum will affect them most directly.

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    Agnese Vitali wins ESRC Future Leaders Grant

    Dr Agnese Vitali has won a prestigious ESRC Future Research Leaders grant. Dr Vitali's research will investigate the prevalence of female-breadwinner families (families in which women are the sole or main income provider) in Europe. Despite the increase of female-breadwinner families in developed countries, little is known about who these couples are, how and why they emerge, and what trends in female breadwinning mean for women, men and children.

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    Investigating an age threshold for independence at postgraduate level | A report for HEFCE

    In a new report for HEFCE - Investigating an age threshold for independence at postgraduate level; CPC members have investigated the age at which young adults might be treated as independent from their parents in terms of assessment of eligibility for postgraduate funding.

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    250-year-old research methodology helps solve 21st Century population questions

    Researchers from the ESRC Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton and Statistics New Zealand have recently published an article arguing that Bayesian methodology, a statistical tool introduced by Rev. Thomas Bayes in the 18th Century, is vital in providing solutions to many difficult statistical problems, particularly those presented by 21st Century population studies.

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    Special Collection on cohabitation and marriage in Europe and Australia

    CPC Member Dr Brienna Perelli-Harris, along with Professor Laura Bernardi, has edited a Special Collection of articles for the journal Demographic Research. Together, the papers present the findings from an ERC funded collaborative project, led by Dr Perelli-Harris, that endeavoured to better understand cohabitation and marriage in Europe and Australia through a series of standardised focus groups across 9 countries.

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    How do you forecast International migration? CPC Members write report for the Migration Advisory Committee

    Migration is a global phenomenon and the UK is an important destination, as well as origin, for many migrants. In recent years, migration has become an important topic in the UK policy debate. Having accurate knowledge of actual and predicted migration flows can be very useful for the planning and implementation of new policy tools and instruments, so what is the best way to forecast international migration?

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    New CPC Working Papers

    The CPC Working Paper Series publishes independent research on Centre themes. We have published seven new Working Papers since Autumn 2015.

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    New CPC Briefing Papers

    Our Briefing Papers aim to bring you concise summaries of our latest publications and projects in a short, easy-to-read format. We have published five CPC Briefing Papers since Autumn 2015:

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    CPC in the News

    Through the media, CPC experts have been busy ensuring our research reaches a wide audience, keeping the public up-to-date on the latest knowledge about population change.

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    More Information

    The Centre for Population Change carries out research into the key drivers and implications of population change. 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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