We are pleased to announce the next workshop of the EAPS Health, Morbidity and Mortality Working Group, which will take place at the London School of Economics and Political Science from Monday, 15th September to Wednesday, 17th September, 2014. The general theme of the workshop will be: “The continuing importance of inequality in health and mortality analyses?” This is a purposely broad theme, and includes the implications for health, morbidity and mortality (HMM) of such issues as:
There is a broad range of empirical and descriptive comparative research on demographics in general, but there is only limited research on new family formation patterns. The impact this has on the raising of children and their physical and emotional wellbeing is a new field of investigation. The most profound change over the past decades has been the decline in the share of children growing up in households with both biological parents. Marriage is becoming less common, while divorces are on the increase, as are second and even third unions.
This workshop was organized under the auspices of EAPS by the Netherlands Interuniversity Demographic Institute (NIDI) in co-operation with the Universities of Amsterdam and Tilburg and the Netherlands Demographic Society. Some 50 scientists from Eastern and Western Europe met to discuss concepts, data and methodology, including projections, of household demography, as well as recent household trends. The scientific Program comprised five sessions in which 16 papers were discussed. A selection of the papers was included in: Nico Keilman, Anton Kuijsten et al.
On behalf of the The European Association for Population Studies Working Group on Mortality and Morbidity, and the local organising committee in Rome, we are pleased to announce a workshop on “Individual, area and group variation in morbidity and mortality”, to be held Monday 17th September – Wednesday 19th September 2007.