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Demography & Social Inequality

Demographic change – that is, increasing life-expectancy, declining fertility, and increasing migration – constitutes a major challenge (and opportunity) for advanced societies in the 21st century. The research initiative “Demography & Social Inequality” aims at improving our understanding of individuals’ demographic behavior and its embeddedness in economic, social, and cultural contexts by employing state-of-the-art social science theories and methods. Focusing on the interrelationship of demographic change and social inequalities – along the lines of the “social demography” approach established in the US – we will thus close a gap in the German university landscape. Read more .... (pdf).