Publications: Population and Migration
This policy brief for the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, analyses the challenges of Europe's changing population in relation to inequality over the coming decades.
This policy brief offers an overview of Moldova's migration trends, mapping (legal) immigration and emigration flows,including remittances, smuggling and human trafficking, and detailing societal impacts and migrants' profiles.
New Drugs and Health Technologies for Low-Income Populations: Will the Private Sector Meet the Needs of Low-Income Populations in Developing Countries? — 2013
This paper argues that the development of targeted health technologies for poor people will require a new mix of technology, organizations and institutions which we conceptualize as new social technologies.
This policy brief provides a summary of parenting support initiatives in Europe. It provides overview of legislation and national strategies, focusing on the scope, organisation, delivery and founding of parenting support services.
The scorecard summarises key indicators of the burden of osteoporosis and its management in each of the member states of the European Union.
This report documents work to update the Application System of the Sydney Strategic Model (STM). The Application System implements models of frequency, mode and destination choice for each of the nine travel purposes in the STM.
This paper focuses on a type of patient mobility that has had a significant growth in the past decades: British pensioners who have moved from Northern European countries to Spain.
How effective are CCTs in low income settings? A review exploring factors impacting on programme outcomes in Honduras and Nicaragua — 2012
Aims to start addressing some of the gaps in understanding of the effectiveness of Conditional Cash Transfer programmes, and to contribute to more effective and efficient government programmes to alleviate short- and long-term poverty.
This systematic review examined the question: what is the evidence of the impact on family well-being of giving economic resources to women relative to the impact of giving them to men?
DHV, a company reliant on the knowledge and personal skills of people, has placed strong emphasis on training and development, on promoting a healthy workforce, as well as on new ways of working, all of which provide more freedom for workers to choose the means to do their work.
Abengoa has HR practices and policies that promote the employability and mobility of all workers regardless of age. The organisation also has specific age management policies including partial retirement policies.
In Spain, the Ford Collective Agreement has some specific policies aimed at older workers that affect seniority bonuses and retirement practices.
According to representatives of the company interviewed for this case study, there has been a greater willingness to recruit people aged 50 or more during the economic cycle of the past two to three years, but this is cyclical.
In the Netherlands employers were encouraged to invest more in education and training instead of preferential age-related benefits, as part of efforts to make employing older staff more attractive to companies.
Impact of the Recession on Age Management Policies: Case Study: Vienna General Hospital (AKH Wien), Austria — 2012
Vienna General Hospital sees the importance of the tackling the issue of ageing in terms of organisational strategy, organisational culture, personal development, organisation of work, and individual health of employees.
BT has an 'age neutral' approach to promoting diversity and equality among age groups in its workforce.
The experience of Made in Inox shows that micro-businesses are unlikely to have a dedicated human resources policy.
Impact of the Recession on Age Management Policies: Case Study: Borealis Agrolinz Melamine GmbH, Austria — 2012
While age management at the Borealis Group has always made use of generous regulations for early retirement there has also been a movement to maintain older workers in the workplace by creating sustainable work processes and adapting work practices to take into account employees' needs.
The aim of this study was to develop a measure of social care outcome, an equivalent to the quality-adjusted life year (QALY) in health, which could be used in a range of circumstances.
This report documents work to update the Population Synthesiser component of the Sydney Strategic Model (STM). The Population Synthesiser generates forecasts of the future Sydney population by spatial area and socio-economic segment.
What Are the Effects of Different Models of Delivery for Improving Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes for Poor People in Urban Areas in Low Income and Lower Middle Income Countries? — 2012
The burden of maternal and infant deaths falls disproportionately on low income countries (LICs) and lower middle income countries (LMCs1) and among the poorest within these countries.
What Works in Changing Energy-Using Behaviours in the Home? A Rapid Evidence Assessment: Final Report — 2012
In November 2012, the Department of Energy and Climate Change unveiled the UK's national Energy Efficiency Strategy, setting out the direction of their policy for the coming decades. RAND Europe's research on
Europe's demography: Are babies back? The recent recovery in EU period fertility due to older childbearing — 2011
An update to the RAND Europe 2004 study into the causes and consequences of low fertility in Europe analysing the latest data, reviewing recent literature, and examining the situation in Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK in depth.
Improving labour force participation and reducing income inequality require social investment in the groups at risk. This study identifies challenges and suggests ideas for policymakers to improve the situation.
This study examined evidence on how migration is likely to impact transport networks and congestion. The research was comprised of two phases: a literature review followed by empirical analysis using UK data.