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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 by Rosita Sobhie and colleagues presents first figures since 2000 on poverty in Suriname.
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October 16, 2015

New article by Prof. Vandenheede and colleagues validates existing theories on health and migration for Belgian migrant population.
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October 12, 2015

Interface Demography and HIVA present school population projections to Flemish Parliament.
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October 8, 2015

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Recent Publications

Rosita Sobhie, Patrick Deboosere & G. Dekkers (2015), Hoe arm is Suriname?, Academic Journal of Suriname, 6, 574-591.

Hadewijch Vandenheede, Didier Willaert, Hannelore De Grande, Steven Simoens & Christophe Vanroelen (2015), Mortality in adult immigrants in the 2000s in Belgium: a test of the ‘healthy-migrant’ and the ‘migration-as-rapid-health-transition’ hypotheses, Tropical Medicine & International Health. Article first published online: 12 OCT 2015.

Renata T.C. Yokota, Johan Van der Heyden, Stefaan Demarest, Jean Tafforeau, Willma J. Nusselder, Patrick Deboosere & Herman Van Oyen (2015), Contribution of chronic diseases to the mild and severe disability burden in Belgium, Archives of Public Health, 73(1): 37.

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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: 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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