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Taken by surprise: How older workers struggle with a higher retirement age
Until 2006 the Netherlands, like many other European countries, had a very strong “early retirement culture”. But that is history now. Early exit routes have been closed, and moreover, State Pension Age will increase to 67. Employees and employers need to change their perspectives on retirement in response to pension reforms that have taken place in quick succession.See more
NIDI scenario: Strong population decline in China
United Nations projections assume that by the end of this century one third of the world population will live in India, China or Nigeria. While population growth in India will slow down and the population size of China will decline, population growth in Nigeria will accelerate. A new NIDI scenario projects less population growth in Nigeria and sharp population decline in China.See more
Everything you always wanted to know about migrant families
Migration is one of the major factors causing population change in Europe today. Understanding these changes requires insight in the life courses and family dynamics of migrants. NIDI researchers working on the project Families of migrant origin: a life course perspective (FaMiLife) have investigated the role of international migration on the lives of migrants and their families, both in origin and destination countries.See more
Allianz European Demographer Award 2016 for Helga de Valk
Prof. dr.is the winner of the Allianz European Demographer Award 2016. The award acknowledges De Valk, Theme Leader at NIDI, Professor at the University of Groningen and the Free University of Brussels and Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Population, as one of the most promising young researchers and her work on migration, integration and intercultural issues.See more
NIDI Master Thesis Award 2015
Josje ten Kate wins the NIDI Master Thesis Award 2015 with her master thesis entiteld "Collectivism, marriage, and well-being; how and why the extent to which marriage leads to greater subjective well-being depends on national collectivism".See more
NIDI conducts scientific research on population issues (demography) and disseminates demographic knowledge to stakeholders in academia, policy and society at large. NIDI is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and is affiliated with the University of Groningen (RUG).
Stradford, Van Poppel & Lumey (2016), Can resource dilution explain differences in height by birth order and family size? A study of 389,287 male recruits in twentieth-century Netherlands. The History of the Family.
Muszyńska & Janssen (2016), The concept of the Equivalent Length of Life for quantifying differences in age-at-death distributions across countries. Genus.
Ciobanu & Fokkema (2016), The role of religion in protecting older Romanian migrants from loneliness. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Trias-Llimós, Bijlsma & Janssen (2016), The role of birth cohorts in long-term trends in liver cirrhosis mortality across eight European countries. Addiction.
Ciobanu, Fokkema & Nedelcu (2016), Ageing as a migrant: vulnerabilities, agency and policy implications. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
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