The Demography of Europe

This book, derived from the symposium on “The Demography of Europe” held at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany in November 2007 in honor of Professor Jan M. Hoem, brings together leading population ...

The Demography of Europe

Over the past decades Europe has witnessed fundamental changes of its population dynamics and population structure. Fertility has fallen below replacement level in almost all European countries, while childbearing behavior and family formation have become more diverse. Life expectancy has increased in Western Europe for both females and males, but has been declining for men in some Eastern European countries. Immigration from non-European countries has increased substantially, as has mobility within Europe. These changes pose major challenges to population studies, as conventional theoretical assumptions regarding demographic behavior and demographic development seem unfit to provide convincing explanations of the recent demographic changes. This book, derived from the symposium on “The Demography of Europe” held at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany in November 2007 in honor of Professor Jan M. Hoem, brings together leading population researchers in the area of fertility, family, migration, life-expectancy, and mortality. The contributions present key issues of the new demography of Europe and discuss key research advances to understand the continent’s demographic development at the turn of the 21st century.

The New Generations of Europeans

With the aid of over 100 graphs and tables and a full discussion, this book asks how numerous, fertile and long-lived the new generations of European citizens will be.

The New Generations of Europeans

Europe today is characterized by aging populations, changing family patterns, dropping fertility rates and mass migration. With the potentially massive ramifications this has for pensions, health, housing, transport, family relations, employment and other sectors of society, The New Generations of Europeans sets out to assess what it is to be a citizen of a growing EU and what important demographic, social, and economic issues will have to be faced by European decision makers. Edited by leading demographers and sociologists, and made up of contributions from respected researchers in the fields of population and society from different parts of Europe, it presents the results of five years of research by the European Observatory on the Social Situation, Demography and the Family. With the aid of over 100 graphs and tables and a full discussion, this book asks how numerous, fertile and long-lived the new generations of European citizens will be. The state of families, immigration and health are all examined, especially in the context of the challenges that will be faced in maintaining social cohesion. Crucially, the question of how demographic changes will impact Europe's socioeconomic infrastructure is woven throughout.

European Demography and Economic Growth

This book will be useful for scholars and researchers of economic history, political economy, European history, population geography and economics in general.

European Demography and Economic Growth

First published in 1979, European Demography and Economic Growth presents a collection of essays on the demographic development of individual European economies like Austria, Hungary, Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Portugal etc. It provides a comparative analysis to clarify many crucial issues connected with the growth in European population from mid-eighteenth century. It looks at the suitable criteria for assessing the applicability of general theory to the experience of individual nations. It showcases the over-riding contrast between substantial economic variations on a national and regional level and the existence of common underlying demographic trends. This book will be useful for scholars and researchers of economic history, political economy, European history, population geography and economics in general.

Comparative Demography of the Syrian Diaspora European and Middle Eastern Destinations

This book provides a demographic profile of the Syrian diaspora into Europe and identifies the issue of forced migration as a separate and increasingly salient topic within the more general field of migration research.

Comparative Demography of the Syrian Diaspora  European and Middle Eastern Destinations

This book provides a demographic profile of the Syrian diaspora into Europe and identifies the issue of forced migration as a separate and increasingly salient topic within the more general field of migration research. It describes the progressive increase in numbers of Syrian refugees in different European countries during recent years and gives a demographic profile of the Syrian refugee population. The book also compares and synthesizes the demographic profiles presented, to show how the population of Syrian refugees differs from country to county in terms of age structure, sex ratio, family status, educational attainment and other social and economic characteristics. By providing a solid empirical portrait based on national and international statistics, this book will be a great resource to students, academics in migration and refugee studies as well as social scientists and policy-makers in European countries.

The Central and East European Population Since 1850

The Central and East European Population since 1850 is the third volume in the European Population series, providing the most comprehensive statistical data available on Central and East European demography.

The Central and East European Population Since 1850

The Central and East European Population since 1850 is the third volume in the European Population series, providing the most comprehensive statistical data available on Central and East European demography. It is a comparative and historical data handbook, presenting series data on demographic developments, population and household structures for the countries of Central and East Europe. All major fields of demographic change are covered: fertility, mortality, marriage and divorce. Population figures are given for each population census by sex, civil status and age. Major demographic developments with the family are described providing commentary on the main population structures and trends in Europe since the 19th century.

European Populations Unity in Diversity

Four outstanding population experts were invited to present their views. Written versions of their presentations form the contents of this book. Dirk van de Kaa (The Netherlands) describes Europe and its population.

European Populations  Unity in Diversity

European Populations: Unity in Diversity was the general theme of the 1999 European Population Conference, which convened in The Hague (The Netherlands) from 30 August to 3 September on behalf of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, (IUSSP), The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), Statistics Netherlands (SN), and The Netherlands Demographic Society (NVD). On the threshold of the third millennium, Europe is facing major and challenging demographic issues that, to a large extent, will shape its future. These challenges formed the basis for selecting special underlying themes for the plenary sessions at the conference. Four outstanding population experts were invited to present their views. Written versions of their presentations form the contents of this book. Dirk van de Kaa (The Netherlands) describes Europe and its population. Henri Leridon (France) addresses the question `How do Europeans plan their families?'. Giuseppe Gesano (Italy) considers the relationship between demographic trends and the labour market, and Marek Okólski (Poland) writes about Europe's recent international migration history.

European Social Statistics

All the principal series of demographic statistics are covered, population by sex and age group, births, deaths, migration, marriages, divorces, fertility, life expectancy and population projections.

European Social Statistics

This publication presents the latest figures for the main provisional demographic indicators for 1999, which were collected in conjunction with the Council of Europe. It sets out data concerning not just the European Union and the 15 Member States, but also the countries of the European Economic Area plus Switzerland, selected Central European countries, Cyprus and Malta. All the principal series of demographic statistics are covered, population by sex and age group, births, deaths, migration, marriages, divorces, fertility, life expectancy and population projections. Both absolute numbers and rates are given. Explanatory notes and a glossary are included. In order to save space, only those tables which are considered to be the most important appear in the paper version. A CD-ROM, which comes with the publication, contains all the tables, including the national country reports. Software needed in order to use this CD-ROM: Acrobat Reader 4.0; Word 97/Excel 97; Pkzip.

Population in History

Population in History


The Influence of Demography on European and Future Armed Forces

Such demographic factors in Europe as low fertility rates, high life expectancy, and the restricted immigration policy have caused European societies to age rapidly and the population of Europe will dramatically decline over the next thirty ...

The Influence of Demography on European and Future Armed Forces

Such demographic factors in Europe as low fertility rates, high life expectancy, and the restricted immigration policy have caused European societies to age rapidly and the population of Europe will dramatically decline over the next thirty years. In comparison to Europe, the trend of aging in developing counties, for example in the Middle East and Northern Africa, presents a stark contrast. Taking into account demographic trends like aging, global distribution of the population, and migration, Europe faces increasing geopolitical challenges in the future, based on the cleavages "north versus south," "rich versus poor," and "old versus young." From a domestic point of view of Continental Europe, the demographic factors are responsible not only for a declining workforce but also for increasing retirement rates. The consequences are a decreasing GDP and increasing social welfare costs. So, further development of European armed forces in an uncertain world has to take place in this tense financial situation. Taking the goals of the European Security Strategy into account and considering the necessity that the military capabilities have to be adapted to meet a new threat scenario, this thesis tries to illustrate why Europe has to intensify its efforts of European military integration, mindful of the limitation of demography and politics.

Europe s Demographic Future

Recoge: 1. Europe's demographic future - 2. The demographic future of Europe, from challenge to opportunity - 3. Green paper "Confronting demographic change: a new solidarity between the generations."

Europe s Demographic Future

Recoge: 1. Europe's demographic future - 2. The demographic future of Europe, from challenge to opportunity - 3. Green paper "Confronting demographic change: a new solidarity between the generations."

European Social Statistics

This publication presents demographic data on the EU and its 15 Member States, as well as the European Economic Area, Switzerland, some central European countries, Cyprus and Malta.

European Social Statistics

This publication presents demographic data on the EU and its 15 Member States, as well as the European Economic Area, Switzerland, some central European countries, Cyprus and Malta. It contains the latest data available on the main demographic indicators, collected with the help of the Council of Europe. Statistics relate to: population structure and change; fertility, deaths, migration, marriages, divorces, life expectancy; and population projections. A CD-ROM is included containing tables and national country reports.

Demography Active Ageing and Pensions

Recoge: 1. The demographic revoluction in Europe - 2. Economic, employment and social implications of Europe's demographic trends - 3. Active ageing - 4. Pensions - 5. Conclusions.

Demography  Active Ageing and Pensions

Recoge: 1. The demographic revoluction in Europe - 2. Economic, employment and social implications of Europe's demographic trends - 3. Active ageing - 4. Pensions - 5. Conclusions.