By Hanna Van Solinge (auth.), Hans van den Brekel, Fred Deven Ph.D (eds.)
EDITORS Hans V AN DEN BREKEL * and Fred DEVEN** * NIDI, P. O. field 11650, 2502 AR The Hague, The Netherlands ** CBGS, Markiesstraat 1, one thousand Brussels, Belgium The sequence "Population and kinfolk within the Low international locations" (POPFAM), tested in 1976, goals to introduce chosen problems with demographic learn in Flanders/Belgium and the Netherlands to a global viewers. The ebook sequence effects from cooperation among the Nether lands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI, The Hague) and the Flemish inhabitants and relatives examine Centre (CBGS, Brussels). This 1995 variation is the 111h within the sequence. In 1995, the NIDI celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary because the Dutch nationwide demographic institute, making it a unique 12 months for Dutch demography. The contents of this e-book evidently highlights this occasion as so much articles chosen for this variation are written by way of Dutch or NIDI similar students. the thing "Ageing and the call for for care: state of affairs experiences for Europe" via Hanna van Solinge and Jenny de Jong Gierveld matters a comparative learn with admire to the implications of getting older populations for the infrastructure of take care of the aged. It provides result of a situation research on destiny advancements well-liked and provide of aged care providers for a particular variety of eu international locations, summarizing an in depth examine at the influence of getting older populations at the socio-medical approach performed through the authors on behalf of the ecu inhabitants Committee of the Council of Europe.
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Governments seeking to improve the economic position of the poor should use direct policy instruments, Ahlburg et al. argue. These include increased access of the poor to land, credit, public infrastructure and services, particularly education and health. As regards the relation to fertility behaviour, the executive summary of the Inquiry notes: "While family planning programmes may also help to reduce poverty, their effects may be smaller, but cumulative, and take a longer time to be felt than direct policies.
It seems as if research and knowledge in the field have not kept pace with rapidly changing opinions. Since empowering women is widely accepted as a valuable goal in itself and should be pursued fully independently of its demographic effects, this may not be serious. But that empirical data or modelling have not, as yet, established which processes will be at work and under what conditions, should be a point of concern to demographers and other social scientists. I am fairly well read on theories about the 33 determinants of fertility decline and the demographic transition in general and, therefore, find it not too difficult to formulate a series of hypotheses about likely linkages.
Population and Family in the Low Countries 1995: Selected Current Issues by Hanna Van Solinge (auth.), Hans van den Brekel, Fred Deven Ph.D (eds.)