Author Archives: Zuzanna Brzozowska

Tomáš Sobotka in Newsmaker (Moldova)

In an interview given to the Newsmaker (10 May 2016) Tomas Sobotka argues that economic prosperity and stable labour market are important for fertility decisions. He also calls for a reorientation of family policies in Eastern Europe from focusing on numbers of children towards focusing on health, education, and well-being of the coming generations. Read (in Russian)

EURREP at the 2nd Human Fertility Database Symposium

The EURREP team will present their macro-level research at the 2nd Human Fertility Database Symposium in Berlin, 23-24 June 2016.

Thursday, June 23th

  • 2:00–3:50 PM, Session I: Fertility Change and Variation: Cross-national and Cross-regional Perspective

Decomposing cohort fertility decline in low fertility countries: The role of parity progression ratios · Kryštof Zeman, Éva Beaujouan, Zuzanna Brzozowska and Tomáš Sobotka

  • 4:10-6 PM, Session II:Determinants of fertility change and variation: gender roles, economic uncertainty, marriage

Will one replace two? Trends in parity distribution across education in Europe · Zuzanna Brzozowska, Éva Beaujouan and Kryštof Zeman

  • 9:00-10:30 AM, Session III:Cohort perspective on fertility and childlessness

Childlessness in Europe: review of data and long-term trends among women born in 1900-1972 · Tomáš Sobotka

Tomáš Sobotka in

In the article  “These Countries Now Have a Historic Imbalance of Men to Women” (, 1 June 2016), Tomáš Sobotka comments on the shifting sex ratio in some European countries. Read

Tomáš Sobotka in Die Presse

Partly based on an interview with T. Sobotka, the article Die vergessene “Völkerwanderung” (The forgotten migration) by Jürgen Streihammer (Die Presse, 30 May 2016) covers massive migration from the East to the West of Europe, which has formed the strongest migration stream in Europe after 1989. Read

EURREP at the European Population Conference, 31 August – 3 September, Mainz

Different strands of the EURREP research will be well represented at the upcoming European Population Conference

Thursday, September 1

Friday, September 2

Saturday, September 3

The European Demographic Data Sheet 2016 is available

European Data Sheet_cover picture The 2016 European Demographic Data Sheet is now available as a printed and pdf-poster and as a website. Through a combination of data for all countries of Europe and for broader European regions, maps, tables and graphs, the datasheet provides an in-depth look at European demography. The online version available at provides expanded coverage, including additional maps, ranking charts as well as details about data sources and definitions. It also allows the users to download all the data. The datasheet was prepared researchers affiliated with the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital.