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Population Issues : an Interdisciplinary Focus

Author: Leo J G Wissen; Pearl A Dykstra
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1999.
Series: Plenum series on demographic methods and population analysis.
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This volume marks the culmination of the NOW Priority Program on Population Issues, an eight-year research program sponsored by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. The contributors evaluate the Priority Program's research results from an international perspective by comparing and contrasting Dutch population trends with those observed elsewhere, and by assessing the Priority Program's contributions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leo J G Wissen; Pearl A Dykstra
ISBN: 9789401143899 9401143897
OCLC Number: 851368391
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 287 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Life Course Approach as an Interdisciplinary Framework for Population Studies --
1.1. Demography as an 'Object' Science --
1.2. The Life Course Approach --
1.3. Overview of Chapters --
2. The Life Course: Models and Analysis --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. The Life Course: A Paradigm Shift --
2.3. Anatomy of the Life Course --
2.4. Life Histories Analysis: Variables, Data and Models --
2.5. Conclusion --
3. From Youth to Adulthood: Understanding Changing Patterns of Family Formation from a Life Course Perspective --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Changes in Family-Life Transitions: The Dutch Case --
3.3. Major Recent Developments in Studies on the Transition from Youth to Adulthood --
3.4. Societal Changes Influencing the Transition from Youth to Adulthood --
3.5. Dynamic Studies of the Individual-Level Determinants of Family-Life Decisions --
3.6. Opening the 'Black Box': Studies on Individual Decision-Making Process --
3.7. Features of the Future: How Will Studies on the Transition from Youth to Adulthood Evolve? --
4. Households, Families, and Kin Networks --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Changing Household and Family Structures in Present-Day Europe --
4.3. Young Families and the Aging of Fertility --
4.4. Changing Kin Networks --
4.5. Social Networks of the Elderly --
4.6. Conclusion --
5. Work, Savings, and Social Security in a Life Course Perspective --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Transitions in the Labor Market --
5.3. Savings over the Course of a Life Time --
5.4. Social Security over the Source of a Life Time --
5.5. Sustainability of Social Security --
5.6. Conclusions --
6. Residential Relocations in the Life Course --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. A Life Course Theory of Residential Relocations --
6.3. Processes Underlying the Decision to Move --
6.4. Who Moves Under Which Circumstances --
6.5. Household Formation: Leaving the Parental Home --
6.6. Residential Environments --
6.7. Renting and Owning --
6.8. The Consequences of Migration for Labor Market Careers --
6.9. Conclusion --
7. Medical Demography in the Netherlands: Recent Advances, Future Challenges --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Challenges for Medical Demography --
7.3. Studies on Past Trends in Mortality --
7.4. Studies on Mortality Differentials Between Population Groups --
7.5. Studies on Future Trends in Mortality --
7.6. Studies on Future Trends in Morbidity --
7.7. Studies on Consequences for Health Care Demand, Costs and Financing --
7.8. Policy Relevance --
7.9. Challenges to Future Research --
8. Advances in the Microsimulation of Demographic Behavior --
8.1. Introduction --
8.2. Theory: Micro Biographies and Macro Structures --
8.3. Microsimulation Methodology --
8.4. State of the Art: Microsimulation Models in the Priority Program --
8.5. Conclusion --
9. Epilogue: New Directions in Population Studies --
9.1. Introduction --
9.2. Accomplishments and Challenges --
9.3. The Life Course: A Useful Interdisciplinary Framework.
Series Title: Plenum series on demographic methods and population analysis.
Responsibility: edited by Leo J.G. Wissen, Pearl A. Dykstra.

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This volume marks the end of an eight-year program of research on population issues, launched in 1990 by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research: The NWO Priority Program on Population  Read more...

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