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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

'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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June 30, 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

'Does the elite of entrepreneurs and financiers benefit most from the discourse of Van Eetvelt?' (DM15/06/16) Our reaction to the statements of UNIZO chair Karel Van Eetvelt.
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June 16, 2015

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Recent Publications

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]

Tom Kleinepier, Helga A.G. de Valk & Ruben van Gaalen (2015), Life Paths of Migrants: A Sequence Analysis of Polish Migrants’ Family Life Trajectories, European Journal of Population, 31(2): 155-179

Rasmus Hoffman, Terje A. Eikemo, Ivana Kulhánová et al. (2015), Obesity and the potential reduction of social inequalities in mortality: evidence from 21 European populations, The European Journal of Public Health, Published Online First [25 May 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

Final SOPHIE event: The impact on health and equity of social and economic policies.
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Strategic Research Program (SRP)

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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