Interface Demography, founded by Ron Lesthaeghe in 1977, continues to develop its long tradition of expertise in demography-oriented data analysis. Embedded in sociological and demographic theory, Interface Demography conducts research on population issues with a focus on Belgium and Europe. At Interface Demography, data are collected and analysed as part of different demographic and socio-economic surveys in Belgium and Europe. Using state-of-the-art methods, a wide range of topics are addressed. Research findings are regularly published in scientific journals and other outlets as well as presented at (international) conferences.
The five main research topics are:
The group is, furthermore, strongly linked to the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and other national and international professional associations in the field of population studies. Interface Demography is one of the partners in the European Population Partnership bringing together the major demographic institutes in Europe. Being part of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Interface Demography takes it responsibility in training the next generation by teaching a range of courses at the Bachelor and Master level.
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Hannelore De Grande, Hadewijch Vandenheede, Sylvie Gadeyne & Patrick Deboosere (2013), Health status and mortality rates of adolescents and young adults in the Brussels-Capital Region: differences according to region of origin and migration history, Ethnicity & Health, DOI:10.1080/13557858.2013.771149
Belinda Wijckmans & Jan Van Bavel (forthcoming in 2013), Divorce and adult children's perceptions of family obligations, Journal of Comparative Family Studies
Helga de Valk & Didier Willaert (2012), Internal mobility of international migrants: the case of Belgium, in: Nissa Finney & Gemma Catney (eds.), Minority Internal Migration in Europe, Ashgate