EU demographic indicators: Situation, trends and potential challenges

EU demographic indicators: Situation, trends and potential challenges

Some excellent insights into Europe’s demographic trends here


Written by Angelos Delivorias and Giulio Sabbati

EU demographic indicators: Situation, trends and potential challenges © auris / Fotolia

Europe’s share of the global population is declining and its population is ageing. Unemployment is still high, although rates vary between Member States, as well as within them. Women, young adults and older workers have a higher risk of unemployment, while the number of part-time workers is increasing. Migrants represent 7% of the European population and account for around 7% of total employment. They are usually younger and more likely to face disproportionately heavy housing costs, to live in overcrowded households and to be more materially deprived than nationals, although, within the group, trends diverge between migrants from other EU Member States and third-country migrants. Differences in the distribution of income are observed, although they are still lower than in many other parts of the world. Almost a quarter of Europeans face the risk of poverty or social exclusion…

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Think Tank Review – Issue 21/2015

Think Tank Review – Issue 21/2015

This is an excellent source of information!

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Welcome to issue 21 of the Think Tank Review compiled by the EU Council Library. It references papers published in January 2015. As usual, we provide the link to the full text and a short abstract.

This month’s Review marks two years since we started this project. The TTR began as a quick tour through the websites of a handful of think tanks in EU affairs, in order to provide Council staff with a product more structured than the occasional, and often over-looked, e-mail alert from the library. It gained ground by word of mouth, encouraging us to enlarge the range of think tanks we monitor, finding valuable sources outside Brussels and networking with fellow information specialists in EU institutions and elsewhere.

To celebrate the anniversary, we look back to our virtual shelves: the Special Focus this month puts side-by-side recent publications and papers on the same subjects from early…

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