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People, Population Change and Policies

Lessons from the Population Policy Acceptance Study Vol. 2: Demographic Knowledge – Gender – Ageing

  • Charlotte Höhn
  • Dragana Avramov
  • Irena E. Kotowska

Part of the European Studies of Population book series (ESPO, volume 16/2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Demographic Trends, Population Related Policies and General Attitudes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Osmo Kontula, Ismo Söderling
      Pages 3-20
    3. Ralf Mai, Robert Naderi, Peter Schimany
      Pages 45-63
  3. Comparative Delphi-study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Rossella Palomba, Piero Dell’Anno
      Pages 93-108
    3. Alfred Bertschinger
      Pages 109-130
    4. Adele Menniti, Maura Misiti
      Pages 131-149
  4. Gender Roles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Dimiter Philipov
      Pages 153-174
    3. Kerstin Ruckdeschel
      Pages 175-192
  5. Intergenerational Solidarity and Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Ronald C. Schoenmaeckers, Marc Callens, Lieve Vanderleyden, Lucie Vidovićová
      Pages 195-220
    3. Janina Jóźwiak, Irena E. Kotowska, Anita Abramowska
      Pages 221-243
    4. Lucie Vidovićová, Beatrice Elena Manea, Ladislav Rabušic
      Pages 245-263
  6. Policy Implications and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Charlotte Höhn
      Pages 287-324

About this book


This two-volume work presents social cohesion and demographic challenges that are associated with low birth rates and population ageing. It does so from the perspective of citizens and key policy actors. The work analyses peoples’ attitudes about demographic trends and expectations towards private networks and public policies. It places these in the societal context of national specificities in the fourteen countries and regards them as part of the dynamics of the European integration process.
Volume 2 focuses on research findings related to general knowledge of people concerning demographic developments, gender issues, and ageing. In addition, it presents the results of a Delphi-Study on the views of key policy actors in the area of demographic developments. The volume concludes with policy implications of the findings, and a reflected overview of all results collected in the two volumes of this work.
This book is the outcome of the DIALOG research project, funded by the European Commission under the 5th Framework Programme.


Ageing Aging Demographic change Demography Fertility and Family Population Ageing Population Related Policies Reconciliation of work and familiy Social Sciences

Editors and affiliations

  • Charlotte Höhn
    • 1
  • Dragana Avramov
    • 2
  • Irena E. Kotowska
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal Institute for Population ResearchWiesbadenGermany
  2. 2.Population and Social Policy Consultants (PSPC)BrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Warsaw School of EconomicsWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title People, Population Change and Policies
  • Book Subtitle Lessons from the Population Policy Acceptance Study Vol. 2: Demographic Knowledge – Gender – Ageing
  • Editors Charlotte Höhn
    Dragana Avramov
    Irena E. Kotowska
  • Series Title European Studies of Population
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-6610-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9595-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-6611-5
  • Series ISSN 1381-3579
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 346
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Demography
    Human Geography
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From the reviews:

"This publication is a welcome exception to the rule that an international study yields one volume of comparative chapters and another devoted to analysis of the data of each participating country. … The study was meant to provide the ‘scientific basis for population-related policies’. … the summary contain a great many novel and thought-provoking observations. … people thinking about policies, or working and writing on Europe’s population issues will, no doubt, find it useful to have these volumes at hand on their desk." (Dirk J. van de Kaa, European Journal of Population, Vol. 25, 2009)