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The rise of divorce, separation, and cohabitation in the Philippines - Jeofrey Abalos

Demography - news - Tue, 2017-07-11 09:29
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“What God has put together let no man put asunder”. This biblical quote is frequently heard among Filipinos, particularly among the older generations, to discourage young people from leaving an unsatisfactory marriage. The indissolubility of marriage is also strongly advocated by the Catholic Church, to which 80% of Filipinos belong.

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Comment: Citizenship Changes: poisonous and pointless – Peter Hughes

Demography - news - Mon, 2017-07-10 10:20
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The government’s proposed changes to the requirements for Australian citizenship are both poisonous and pointless. They are bad public policy and should be rejected by Parliament.

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Demography - events - Thu, 2017-06-29 10:29
Date and time:  Fri, 1st Sep 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3. Beryl Rawson Building (Building 13) Presenter:  Meg Kingsley

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Demography - events - Thu, 2017-06-29 10:27
Date and time:  Fri, 8th Sep 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3. Beryl Rawson Building (Building 13) Presenter:  Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan

Opinion: Census 2016 puts on display the increasing diversity in Australians’ relationships - Ann Evans and Edith Gray

Demography - news - Thu, 2017-06-29 10:09
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Click here to read Census 2016 puts on display the increasing diversity in Australians’ relationships by Associate Professor Ann Evans and Associate Professor Edith Gray. This article was published by The Conversation, 27 June 2017

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Opinion: Census 2016: location and education affects how many children you have - Ann Evans and Edith Gray

Demography - news - Thu, 2017-06-29 09:53
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Click here to read Census 2016: location and education affects how many children you have by Associate Professor Ann Evans and Associate Professor Edith Gray. This article was published in The Guardian, 27 June 2017.

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Opinion: Is there an alternative to the census? - Edith Gray

Demography - news - Thu, 2017-06-29 09:44
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Click here to read Associate Professor Edith Gray's article Is there an alternative to the census? published in The Age, 27 June 2017.

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Mortality Analysis and Forecasting

Demography - news - Tue, 2017-06-27 10:35
2017 School of Demography Left to right: Assoc Prof Rajesh Chauhan, Prof Pradeep Mishra, Prof Heather Booth.

The School of Demography, ANU recently collaborated with the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Lifespan Extension with Varying Cause-of-death Trajectories, the Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Max Planck Odense Center for an IUSSP Seminar on Mortality analysis and forecasting, held in New Delhi, India, 6-8 April 2017. Professor Heather Booth presented a paper on Mortality Forecasting with Standards to the scientific program.

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Ageing in a Foreign Land

Demography - news - Tue, 2017-06-27 10:21
2017 School of Demography Left to right: Prof Iris Chi, Prof Heather Booth, Rev Prof Elizabeth MacKinlay.

Professor Heather Booth recently gave an invited keynote plenary address at the 4th International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land (Flinders University 20-22 June 2017). The title of her address was ‘Ageing and Longevity: what the future holds’.

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Demography - events - Sun, 2017-06-25 19:02
Date and time:  Fri, 22nd Sep 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3. Beryl Rawson Building (Building 13) Presenter:  Qing Guan

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Demography - events - Sun, 2017-06-25 19:01
Date and time:  Fri, 11th Aug 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3. Beryl Rawson Building (Building 13) Presenter:  Kim Kiely

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Demography - events - Sun, 2017-06-25 19:00
Date and time:  Fri, 4th Aug 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3. Beryl Rawson Building (Building 13) Presenter:  Ann Evans and Edith Gray

Hanbo Wu accepted to European Doctoral School of Demography

Demography - news - Mon, 2017-06-19 13:29
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Congratulations to Hanbo Wu, who has recently completed his Masters studies here at ANU School of Demography. Hanbo was supervised for his Advanced thesis by Prof Heather Booth. The title of his thesis is ‘Mortality Transition in Nineteenth-Century Australia: A Further Investigation’.

The School of Demography wish him well in his studies at EDSD which will commence in September 2017.

 

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The changing shape of Australia’s overseas-born population

Demography - news - Fri, 2017-06-16 16:27
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New research from Tom Wilson and James Raymer finds dramatic changes to the composition of the overseas-born population in their analysis of the period 1981 to 2011. Immigration to Australia now hails from a much greater range of origins than the largely settlement migrants from the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe prior to 1981. The long-term effects of this migration and its diversity are apparent in the age compositions of the migrant populations.

Highlight in Population dynamics & migration

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Having Children in Australia – Where You Live Matters

Demography - news - Fri, 2017-06-16 12:33
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New research from Edith Gray and Ann Evans demonstrates that contextual differences in regional Australian leads to higher fertility over and above differences found due to the composition of the population living in regional areas.

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Congratulations Louise Sims - 25 Years of Service

Demography - news - Fri, 2017-06-16 11:56
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A huge congratulations to Executive Assistant Louise Sims who recently received her 25 Year Service Award for her time at the Australian National University.

Louise started her employment at ANU with the Department of Economics in 1986, and has also worked in the Department of Politics, Department of Philosophy and the ANU’s Australian Data Archives. Louise has worked at the School of Demography since 2013.

The entire School of Demography would like to congratulate Louise on her achievement.

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Australian immigration policy at the crossroads

Demography - events - Thu, 2017-05-11 15:52
Date and time:  Fri, 2nd Jun 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  Peter Hughes

Australian immigration policy is at the crossroads. Our permanent and temporary migration programs are at record levels, but border protection and maritime asylum seekers have dominated public debate for over a decade. Many of the fundamental principles that have guided our policies for the last 70 years are looking more fragile. Mass movements of people in the Middle East and Africa have led to more restrictive northern hemisphere immigration policies. The UN is working on development of Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees to broker more positive approaches.

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Lessons from the evaluation of past local area population forecasts

Demography - events - Sun, 2017-05-07 19:43
Date and time:  Fri, 9th Jun 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  Tom Wilson

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Bayesian demographic estimation and forecasting

Demography - events - Thu, 2017-05-04 12:51
Date and time:  Fri, 12th May 2017 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  John Bryant

Abstract: There is a natural affinity between Bayesian statistical methods and demographic estimation and forecasting. Bayesian methods can cope with complex models, noisy data, and uncertainty, all of which figure prominently in demographic estimation and forecasting.  Bayesian methods also have transparent mechanisms for bringing in expert judgement, which allows them to capitalize on the substantive knowledge built up within demography.

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Demographic Research in Ageing and Longevity: A Road Less Travelled

Demography - events - Tue, 2017-05-02 14:57
Date and time:  Fri, 5th May 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Seminar School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  Heather Booth

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