Publication: Ideal ages for family formation among immigrants in Europe

Title: Ideal ages for family formation among immigrants in Europe Authors: Jennifer A. Holland and Helga de Valk Journal: Advances in Life Course Research, 18(4): 257-69 DOI 10.1016/j.alcr.2013.08.002 Abstract: This paper investigates ideal ages for marriage and parenthood among immigrants from over 160 countries origins living in 25 European countries. Ideals regarding the timing of... Continue Reading →

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Publication: Love, Marriage, then the Baby Carriage?

Title: Love, Marriage, then the Baby Carriage? The timing of marriage and childbearing in Sweden Author: Jennifer A. Holland Journal: Demographic Research, 29(11), 275-306. DOI 10.4054/DemRes.2013.29.11 Abstract: BACKGROUND Some scholars claim that marriage is an outmoded institution, decoupled from the childbearing process in Sweden. However, it is likely that the presence of children is still... Continue Reading →

Publication: Employment of Turkish Second Generation Women in Europe (NEUJOBS working paper)

Title: The Employment of Turkish Second Generation Women in Europe in Comparative Perspective Authors: Jennifer A. Holland and Helga de Valk Publication: NEUJOBS Working Paper D 18.4. Brussels: European Commission, 7th Framework Program. Abstract: Over the next 50 years, population aging will contribute to a dramatic decline in the European working age population. One important... Continue Reading →

News: “Love, Marriage, then the Baby Carriage?” forthcoming in Demographic Research

My article "Love, Marriage, then the Baby Carriage? The timing of marriage and childbearing in Sweden" has been accepted for publication in Demographic Research, an online, peer-reviewed journal of population science. I am particularly pleased that this work will be available in Open Access format under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (2.0 Germany).  Demographic... Continue Reading →

Career Mentoring Breakfast at EPC 2012

The European Association of Population Studies (who, along with the local organizing committee, put on the bi-annual European Population Conference) are very committed to cultivating the next generation of Population Scientists. To this end, a Career Mentoring Event is organized at each EPC. This year I had the pleasure of organizing the event, which took place... Continue Reading →

Conferences: EPC 2012

On Thursday, June 14, 2012, I presented work conducted as part of my postdoctoral research position at the European Population Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. The paper, entitled "Timing preferences for family formation among immigrant and majority groups in Europe," is a collaboration with Helga de Valk of NIDI and the Free University Brussels. Using data... Continue Reading →

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