Publications

Impact of socioeconomic and risk factors on cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes in Australia: Comparison of results from longitudinal and cross-sectional designs

Author/editor: Li, J, Kinfu, Y

Year published: 2016

Objective Existing large-scale studies do not take into account comorbidity or control for selection and endogeneity biases. This study addresses these shortcomings. Participants We use information on individuals aged between 35 and 70 years from a nationally representative longitudinal survey...

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Indonesia's fertility levels, trends and determinants: Dilemmas of analysis

Author/editor: Hull, T

Year published: 2016

The 1971 Indonesian Population Census revealed that the total fertility rate was high and economic analysis showed that large family sizes constituted a heavy burden on both individual households and the national economy. The technocratic team charged with improving the economy under a New Order...

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Integrated modelling of age and sex patterns of European migration

Author/editor: Wisniowski, A, Forster J, Smith, P, Bijak, J and Raymer, J

Year published: 2016

Age and sex patterns of migration are essential for understanding drivers of population change and heterogeneity of migrant groups. We develop a hierarchical Bayesian model to estimate such patterns for international migration in the European Union and European Free Trade Association from 2002 to...

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International migration under the microscope: Fragmented research and limited data must be addressed

Author/editor: Willekens, F, Massey, D, Raymer, J, Beauchemin, C

Year published: 2016

Although humanitarian crises, such as the ongoing mass exodus from Syria toward Europe, tend to focus global attention on migration, each year millions of people migrate to and from affected countries throughout the world. Progress has been made in understanding drivers of migration, and we have...

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Let's talk about sex, maybe: Interviewers, respondents, and sexual behavior reporting in rural South Africa

Author/editor: Houle, B, Angotti, N, Clark, S, Williams, J, Gómez-Olivé, X, Menken, J, Kabudula, C, Klipstein-Grobusch, K, Tollman, S

Year published: 2016

Researchers are often skeptical of sexual behavior surveys: Respondents may lie or forget details of their intimate lives, and interviewers may exercise authority in how they capture responses. We use data from a 2010–2011 cross-sectional sexual behavior survey in rural South Africa to explore who...

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Migration and Urbanization in China, India and Indonesia: an Overview

Author/editor: Jones, G

Year published: 2016

The massive movement of people in these huge Asian countries is leading to important transformations of their regional demographic balance as well as of the age structure of populations in the regions. The net movement is primarily from poorer to wealthier regions, and particularly to the dominant...

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Migration from new-accession countries and duration expectancy in the EU-15: 2002–2008

Author/editor: J DeWaard, JT Ha, J Raymer, A Wisniowski

Year published: 2016

European Union (EU) enlargements in 2004 and 2007 were accompanied by increased migration from new-accession to established-member (EU-15) countries. The impacts of these flows depend, in part, on the amount of time that persons from the former countries live in the latter over the life course. In...

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Migration in Europe

Author/editor: Raymer, J

Year published: 2016

Europe is a diverse and unique area of the world. Arguably, nowhere else is there such a varied set of populations and migration patterns. Countries in Eastern Europe are facing population decline from very low and sustained fertility levels and net emigration, while many populations in Western...

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Migration, Ethnicity, and the Education Gradient in the Jakarta Mega Urban Region: A Spatial Analysis

Author/editor: Jones, G W, Rangkuti, H, Utomo, A, McDonald, P

Year published: 2016

The Jakarta mega-urban region (MUR) is one of the largest such regions in the world. In this article, we revisit Castles’s seminal 1967 article, based on the 1961 Population Census of Indonesia, on the educational and ethnic composition of Jakarta. Using data from the full-count 2010 Population...

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Needs-based social security for persons with disabilities: International experience and application in China

Author/editor: L Zhang

Year published: 2016

The article reviewed the successful experience of the concept, means, main subjects of responsibility, execution and legal protectionof social security for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in developed countries, and explored the idea, plight, challenges and institutional dilemmas of China’s...

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