December 13, 2023 | Defo News

Women´s work

The new issue (No. 04/2023) of Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand, the popular science newsletter with latest research results from demography, has been released.

The Newsletter is available in German only.

"Demografische Forschung Aus Erster Hand" is a joint publication of the Max Planck Institute for demographic Research (MPIDR), the Rostocker Zentrum zur Erforschung des Demografischen Wandels (RZ), the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital and the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB).

The topics of the new issue are:

1. Unevenly distributed 

(Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research)

Extending the working life is seen as a means of overcoming the challenges of an aging society. For this reason, current political measures are aimed at keeping people in work for longer. However, this is not successful for all population groups, as a recent study shows.

2. Commuting to work 

(Federal Institute for Population Research)

Longer ways to work are associated with more stress, lower well-being and less job satisfaction. A new study shows that people in temporary employment have longer ways to work on average. Temporary employees are particularly affected.

3. Lower well-being in interethnic marriages

(Rostock Center for the Study of Demographic Change)

Interethnic marriages are more likely to end in divorce. In a study, researchers have now found that immigrants in marriages with natives have a lower level of life satisfaction, which is presumably closely linked to the fact that there are phases of life in which ethnic differences in the relationship are more difficult to cope with.

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