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    Welcome to Interface Demography
    The research group on population issues
    at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
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    Crossing boundaries
    Studying demography with strong links
    to sociology, epidemiology, history and geography.
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    Breaking barriers
    Creating unique databases for
    high level demographic research.
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    Centre of Excellence
    Recognised as a strategic research program
    of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Recent News

New article in Ethnicity & Health highlights the importance of an intersectional approach in the study of work-related health inequalities.
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July 28, 2015

'Working longer for a lower pension is in fact a taxation in kind: a labour taxation' (DM15/06/30). Ten academics utter their concerns about a possible rushed pension reform in an opinion piece.
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July 2, 2015

On June 17th colleague Christine Schnor received the prestigious Otto Hahn Medal for her Phd from the Max Planck Institute.
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June 17, 2015

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Recent Publications

Sarah Mousaid, Deborah De Moortel, Davide Malmusi, Christophe Vanroelen (2015), New perspectives on occupational health and safety in immigrant populations: studying the intersection between immigrant background and gender., Ethnicity & Health, Published Online First [July 13, 2015]

Laura Van Den Borre, Patrick Deboosere (2015), Enduring health effects of asbestos use in Belgian industries: a record-linked cohort study of cause-specific mortality (2001–2009)., BMJ Open, 5(6): e007384.

Katrien Vanthomme, Hadewijch Vandenheede, Paulien Hagedoorn, Patrick Deboosere & Sylvie Gadeyne (2015), Trends in site- and sex-specific cancer mortality between 1979 and 2010 in Belgium compared with Europe using WHO data, Journal of Public Health, Published Online First [June 11, 2015]

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About Interface Demography

The ID research group is located at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and has a long tradition of expertise in demography-oriented data analysis (since 1977). Embedded in sociological and demographic theory, we conduct research on population issues with a focus on Belgium and Europe.

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Upcoming Events

Public PhD defence of Hannelore De Grande: Brussels: young and healthy?!
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Final SOPHIE event: The impact on health and equity of social and economic policies.
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Since January 1, 2013, ID's research program has been recognised as a Strategic Research Program of the VUB with an important funding for the period 2013-2017.

The SRP project 'Demographic challenges of the 21st century' gathers insights acquired in the central research areas of ID to provide informed answers to some of the most pressing demographic questions in society today.

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