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New CONOPP website

New CONOPP website

As of December 19th, the new website of the CONOPP project is launched: conopp.com. CONOPP - Contexts of Opportunity - is a project on explaining cross-national variation in the links between childhood disadvantage, young adult demographic behaviour and later-life outcomes. CONOPP is funded under the 7th Framework Programme through an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.

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Keeping kids in the safety net: malaria in older children

Malaria is one of the toughest and deadliest diseases of all time. This potentially deadly, but preventable mosquito-borne parasitic disease caused an estimated 627,000 deaths worldwide in 2012, with approximately 77% occurring in children under the age of five. However, the actual number of deaths due to malaria may be even higher; an interesting study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation shows nearly double the amount of malaria mortalities, especially in children aged 5-14 and adults.

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NIDI Master Thesis Award 2014

NIDI Master Thesis Award 2014

Femke Hitzert wins the NIDI Master Thesis Award 2014 with her master thesis entiteld "Breast milk transfer across the globe. The influence of maternal body composition, socioeconomic status and smoking".

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Location, location, location! Why space matters in demography and why we should care.

Demographic phenomena are inherently spatial as human populations are not randomly located in space and settlement patterns are dependent on structural geographical attributes. In this context, spatial analysis focuses on the role of space in explaining the phenomenon under investigation, exemplified by Tobler’s First Law of Geography: “everything is related to everything else but near places are more related than far places” (Tobler, 1970).

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Van de Kaa Award 2014

Van de Kaa Award 2014

The first Dirk J. van de Kaa Award was presented to dr Arnstein Aassve of Bocconi University Milan, at the 2014 European Population Conference which convened in Budapest from 25-28 June.

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EAPS Poster Award at EPC 2014

EAPS Poster Award at EPC 2014

At the 2014 European Population Conference which convened in Budapest form 25-28 June, Alessandra Carioli won an EAPS Poster Award for the poster “A spatial analysis of recent fertility patterns in Spain”.

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GGP Newsletter No. 4 / 2014

GGP Newsletter No. 4 / 2014

Since the change of regime twenty years ago, Eastern Europe has seen a large decrease in fertility. Are people able to realise their plans to have children? And what may have caused the fall in fertility in Eastern Europe over the last two decades? Individuals in post-communist countries are less successful than western countries in fulfilling childbearing plans.

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NIDI continues – Demographic top research continues in The Netherlands

NIDI continues – Demographic top research continues in The Netherlands

The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW) can continue to research at its current level. In May last year, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) announced it was going to stop funding demographic research. The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the University of Groningen have decided to fund this important knowledge institute themselves.

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New NIDI website

New NIDI website

From today, January 17th, the new NIDI website is live. The new NIDI website style was designed by Omniafausta.

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