Population Dynamics and Sustainable Well-Being

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Predicting Work-Family Life-Course Sequences

Linda Vecgaile, Emilio Zagheni, Luca Badolato (The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA); in Collaboration with Luiz Felipe Vecchietti (Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon, Korea, South)

In this project, we use statistical and machine-learning approaches to predict life-course sequences, including career outcomes and life paths. The aim is to identify risk groups for long-term unemployment or financial hardship and inform targeted policy interventions.  Detailed Description

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Demographic Change, Economics, Employment, Retirement, Life Course, Policies, Politics, Administration, Welfare State, Projections and Forecasting

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The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.