By Gerda Neyer,Gunnar Andersson,Hill Kulu,Laura Bernardi,Christoph Bühler
Over the earlier a long time Europe has witnessed primary alterations of its inhabitants dynamics and inhabitants constitution. Fertility has fallen lower than alternative point in just about all eu nations, whereas childbearing habit and relations formation became extra assorted. lifestyles expectancy has elevated in Western Europe for either ladies and men, yet has been declining for males in a few jap eu international locations. Immigration from non-European nations has elevated considerably, as has mobility inside Europe. those adjustments pose significant demanding situations to inhabitants stories, as traditional theoretical assumptions concerning demographic habit and demographic improvement appear undeserving to supply convincing reasons of the hot demographic changes.
This ebook, derived from the symposium on “The Demography of Europe” held on the Max Planck Institute for Demographic learn in Rostock, Germany in November 2007 in honor of Professor Jan M. Hoem, brings jointly best inhabitants researchers within the sector of fertility, kinfolk, migration, life-expectancy, and mortality. The contributions current key problems with the recent demography of Europe and talk about key study advances to appreciate the continent’s demographic improvement on the flip of the twenty first century.