An article examined the drivers behind attitudes to demographic behaviour in Europe (such as postponement of childbearing, cohabitation replacing marriage, and increased divorce). There were large differences across countries, and economic development was a strong predictor for modern attitudes. However, attitudes towards demographic behaviour correlated with many other country-specific characteristics, some challenging popular wisdom in the demography literature.
Source: Arnstein Aassve, Maria Sironi, and Vittorio Bassi, 'Explaining attitudes towards demographic behaviour', European Sociological Review, Volume 29 Number 2
An article examined why large parts of Europe had apparently decided to commit 'demographic suicide' through low fertility rates.
Source: Lant Pritchett and Martina Viarengo, 'Why demographic suicide? The puzzles of European fertility', Population and Development Review, Volume 38 Issue Supplement S1
A new book provided an evidence-based assessment of the impact of migration and labour force participation on population and labour markets dynamics in Europe, and a comparative analysis of possible population developments in 27 European countries.
Source: Marek Kupiszewski (ed.), International Migration and the Future of Populations and Labour in Europe, Springer
A new book examined patterns of residential mobility of minorities in Europe.
Source: Nissa Finney and Gemma Catney (eds), Minority Internal Migration in Europe, Ashgate Publications