Karel Neels, professor at UAntwerpen, will give a keynote presentation entitled « Demography and the data revolution: should we shy away from the customary aggregate-level indicators? An apprisal of (alternative) fertility indicators as a case in point ».
Parallel session I
Session 1 – Families and gender (room Montesquieu 02)
- Criticism of « good balance » measures, representation, brakes, and levers in French-speaking Belgium (Laëtitia Bideau, UCLouvain);
- The Economic Consequences of Becoming a Single Father in Belgium (Luisa Fadel, UCLouvain);
- Marginalization on the partnering market across Europe (Nadia Sturm, KU Leuven);
- When is it about the money? Relative Wages and Father’s parental leave and decisions (Jonas Wood, UAntwerpen);
- Gendered trends in singlehood (Laura Robberecht, UAntwerpen).
Session 2 – Mortality: measures and inequalities (Leclercq 52)
- Social inequalities in mortality associated with neurodegeneration: a population-based study in Belgium (Janna Dinneweth, VUB);
- Premature mortality attributable to socioeconomic inequality in Belgium between 1998 and 2019 (Martina Otavova, UCLouvain);
- Estimating probabilities of decease at the municipality level (Jan Pickery, Statistics Flanders);
- Longevity Blue Zones: recent finding in Sardinia and Martinique (Michel Poulain, UCLouvain);
- Years of life lost for 137 causes of death in Belgium by age, sex, and region, 2004-2019 (Aline Scohy, Sciensano);
Parallel sessions II
Session 3 – Fertility and reproductive health: measures and determinants (room Montesquieu 02)
- Gender attitudes and fertility preferences among young men and women in 10 high fertility Sub-Saharan countries (Juliette De Vestel, VUB);
- A retrospective study on China’s Total Fertility Rate and Age-specific Rate: based on the data of the population censuses (Yanhui Zou, China Population Development Research Center);
- Analysis of Unintended Pregnancy and influencing factors among married women in China (Hui Wang, China Population Development Research Center).
Session 4 – Migration, mobility and integration (room Leclercq 52)
- Ethnic diversity and ethnic residential segregation: two decades of (co)variation and urban change in Belgium (Lena Imeraj, VUB);
- Predicting the propensity to move using public register data (Armen Abagyan, KU Leuven);
- Subsequent internal migration trajectories of asylum applicants in Belgium (Natacha Zimmer, UCLouvain).
Parallel session II
Session 5 – Ageing and health (room Montesquieu 02)
- Home and (not)Alone: How Older Adult’s Living Arrangements Affect their Experiences of Loneliness and Belonging (Haike Delafontaine, UAntwerpen);
- Children’s opportunities and constraints in long-term informal caregiving for parents: a within-family approach (Jorik Vergauwen, UAntwerpen);
- The association between breast cancer and educational level in Belgium (between 2004-2013) (Joachim Gotink, VUB);
- The effect of gender inequality on life expectancy gap in a longitudinal model, 1994-2020 (Ferenc Ajus, University of Lund).
Session 6 – The fertility of migrants and their descendants (room Leclercq 52)
- Educational expansion and fertility postponement in the 1, 5 and 2nd generations in Belgium (Leen Marynissen, UAntwerpen);
- Ethnic differentials in couple’s labour market preconditions to parenthood in Belgium (Layla Van den Berg, UAntwerpen);
- Integration VS Cultural Persistence: fertility and working time among second-generation migrants in France (Keiti Kondi, UClouvain).
Special session on health crises (room Montesquieu 02)
- How Belgium deals with annual release of population projections and demographic shocks (Marie Vandresse, Bureau fédéral du Plan);
- Comparison of Belgian Covid-19 mortality between epidemiological surveillance and death certificates for the year 2020 (Catharina Vernemmen, Sciensano);
- The Spanish Flu in Belgium (1918-19): a Socially Neutral Disease? (Isabelle Devos, History Department Gent);
- Close kin ties and COVID-19 outcomes among older adults in Europe: the role of Covid-19 precautionary behaviours (Damiano Uccheddu, UCLouvain);
- Postponement of childbearing during the Covid-pandemic (Siwen Liu, KU Leuven).
Awards ceremony & drinks (Montesquieu hallway)