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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 Archives of Public Health estimates the contribution of chronic diseases to the mild and severe disability burden in Belgium.
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August 28, 2015

New article in Work explains the relation between precarious employment and mental well-being.
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August 14, 2015

'Life as it isn't: demographer Patrick Deboosere refutes 7 persistent myths' (Knack15/8/5)
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August 5, 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

EPI: European top management careers: a field-analytical approach (Felix Bühlmann)
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EPI: Did they live healthy ever after? How our living context determines our health (Linda Casas Ruiz)
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EPI: Immigration, natural increase, and population change in new Hispanic destinations in the United States, 1990-2010 (Daniel Lichter)
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EPI: Exploration of the functions of Social Impast Assessment in real-world policymaking in the field of poverty and social health inequality: towards a conception of conceptual learning (Gille Feyaerts)
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EPI: Toward a comparative sociology of beauty: Aesthetics, appearance and exclusion in five European countries (Gyslinde Kuypers)
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EPI: Getting to know Belgium's big neighbour: Private life course patterns of young adults in Germany (Christine Schnor)
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IES Policy Forum: Increased opposition to EU freedom of movement. Does EU mobility promote socio-political integration?
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EPI: The Reversal of the Gender Balance in Education and Family Dynamics in Europe (Jan Van Bavel)
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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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