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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

In June of last year Italian artist Rossella Biscotti visited ID for a new art project in which she planned to combine the use of the Jaquard loom with demographic data from her city of residence, Brussels. The result has been showed in different exhibitions and can still be admired at the Galerie Wilfried Lentz in Rotterdam until April 19th.
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March 19, 2015

New article by Prof. Vandenheede and colleagues in the International Journal of Public Health sheds a light on the gender differences in the association between education and diabetes mortality.
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March 10, 2015

'Flexjobs do not bring happiness.' De Standaard newspaper reports on Karen Van Aerden and colleagues' most recent publication in the Journal of Vocational Behavior which discusses the relation between precarious and flexible work and the health and wellbeing of workers.
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March 6, 2015

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Recent Publications

Hannelore De Grande, Hadewijch Vandenheede & Patrick Deboosere (2015), Educational inequalities in young-adult mortality between the 1990s and the 2000s: regional differences in Belgium, Archives of Public Health, 73 (11)

Marc Mari-Dell'Olmo, Mercè Gotsens, Laia Palencia et al. (2015), Socioeconomic inequalities in cause-specific mortality in 15 European cities , Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, Published Online First [28 January 2015]

Maaike Jappens & Jan Van Bavel (2015), (Groot)ouders over de echtscheiding van hun zoon of dochter, Relaties en Nieuwe Gezinnen, 5(2), 19p

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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

ID @ PAA 2015 Annual Meeting
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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.