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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Maaike Jappens & Jan Van Bavel (2013), Grootouders in woelige tijden: nieuwe gezinssamenstellingen, verblijfsregelingen en contacten tussen grootouders en kleinkinderen na een echtscheiding, in Martine Corijn & Christine Van Peer (eds.), Gezinstransities in Vlaanderen. Brussel: Vlaamse Overheid, pp. 331-351
Eurofound (2013), Quality of employment conditions and employment relations in Europe, Eurofound, Dublin
Authors: Joan Benach, Christophe Vanroelen, Alejandra Vives & Hans de Witte
Hadewijch Vandenheede, Olga Vikhireva, Hynek Pikhart, Ruzena Kubinova, Sofia Malyutina, Andrzej Pajak, Abdonas Tamosiunas, Anne Peasey, Galina Simonova, Roman Topor-Madry, Michael Marmot & Martin Bobak (2013), Socioeconomic inequalities in all-cause mortality in the Czech Republic, Russia, Poland and Lithuania in the 2000s: findings from the HAPIEE Study, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, DOI:10.1136/jech-2013-203057
Lindsay Theunis, Inge Pasteels & Jan Van Bavel (2013), Educational assortative mating after divorce. Persistence or divergence from patterns in first marriages?, Interface Demography Working Paper 2013-1, Vakgroep SOCI, VU Brussel
Christophe Vanroelen, Patrick Deboosere, Pascale De Quint, Anne-Marie Depoorter, Anne Van Outryve & Karen Van Aerden (2013), Ontwikkeling van een datawarehouse dat de Belgische gegevens bevat inzake arbeidsomstandigheden, Eindrapport
Hannelore De Grande, Patrick Deboosere & Hadewijch Vandenheede (2013), Evolution of educational inequalities in mortality among young adults in an urban setting, International Journal of Public Health, DOI:10.1007/s00038-013-0478-x