European Populations

Unity in Diversity

  • Dirk Van De Kaa
  • Henri Leridon
  • Giuseppe Gesano
  • Marek Okólski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Dirk J. Van De Kaa
    Pages 1-49
  3. Giuseppe Gesano
    Pages 77-139
  4. Marek Okólski
    Pages 141-194
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-196

About this book


The changing demographic landscape which Europe is facing today and in the next decades reflects the past. These changes constitute important challenges to European populations and societies. Shifts in fertility and family formation, in health, morbidity and mortality, in internal and international migration as well as changes in age structures, in households, in labour forces, and in population growth and decline, will influence the living conditions and well-being of Europe's population directly or indirectly. The demographic challenge also concerns the environment, local, regional and national developments, education, production and consumption patterns, economic competitiveness, social security, housing, employment and transport, and health and social care provisions. These issues, their mechanisms, determinants and consequences also challenge the scientific study of population. As a major forum and 'market place' for scientific demographic debate, the 1999 European Population Conference (EPC99) was organized to take up this challenge. On the threshold of the third millennium, European populations are united in diversity and face major demographic issues.


European Union (EU) Integration Nation Transnational education human capital migration population transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Van De Kaa
    • 1
  • Henri Leridon
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Gesano
    • 3
  • Marek Okólski
    • 4
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institut National d’Études DémographiquesParisFrance
  3. 3.Istituto di Recerche sulla Popolazione (Institute for Population Research)RomeItaly
  4. 4.Centre of Migration ResearchWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5839-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9022-3
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