News: New position as Director of MSc programmes in Social Statistics and Demography

On 1 August 2014, I was promoted to the role of Director of MSc programmes in Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton (UK). I am very excited to serve my department and to more closely work with our Master's students as they embark on our 12-month MSc program!

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News: New Lectureship in Social Statistics & Demography, University of Southampton

On 1 March 2014, I joined the faculty of the Department of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton (UK) as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer). In addition to the Lectureship appointment, I will be a faculty affiliate of the ESRC Research Centre for Population Change (CPC) and the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI).... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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