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When in Rome - Population & Policy Bites

When in Rome - Population & Policy Bites | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
Similarities, rather than differences, characterise parent-child support among migrants and non-migrants by Helga de Valk and Valeria Bordone As our societies age, adult sons and daughters must increasingly balance their own lives with the needs of their ageing parents. They must reconcile the preferences of their parents with their institutional setting—that junction between policies and …
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Beyond Brexit: More than two out of five Scots ready to stick with EU even if this means hard border

Beyond Brexit: More than two out of five Scots ready to stick with EU even if this means hard border | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it

MORE than two out of five Scots would accept a ‘hard' border with the rest of the UK if it meant staying in the EU.
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Childlessness: What’s Old, What’s New, What’s Innovative - Population & Policy Bites

Childlessness: What’s Old, What’s New, What’s Innovative - Population & Policy Bites | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
by Michaela Kreyenfeld Explanations for childlessness have long abounded in popular culture. Some have chalked it up to decaying mores, others to cataclysmic events like war or economic disaster—still others to policy, which can be the cause or effect of any of these. But like so much in science, reality does not necessarily fit, or …
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District will benefit if we all work together

District will benefit if we all work together | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
Working together to benefit the district was the overriding message from this year’s Business Falkirk annual conference.
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Identikit delle mamme 2.0: sempre connesse, decidono (e a volte pagano) per tutta la famiglia

Identikit delle mamme 2.0: sempre connesse, decidono (e a volte pagano) per tutta la famiglia | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
Chi sono le mamme di oggi? Quanto sono "connesse"? Lavorano, e in quale misura sostentano la famiglia? Qual è il loro ruolo decisionale? A chi
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Unequal Scotland? - Wealth inequality and the link to pensions - BBC News

All this week I am looking at how equal or otherwise Scotland is. Here, I examine wealth inequality and discover that it's not the price of your property but the price of your pension that really matters in the wealth stakes.
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Budgetary Control | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate.

Budgetary Control | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate. | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
The Chancellor has used the Budget to limit the Scottish Government's room for manoeuvre, say David Bell, particularly through changes to Corporation Tax and the National Minimum Wage. Once again, George Osborne has proved himself to be a clever politician. Last year, he forced the Scottish Government to rethink its Stamp Duty Land Tax, bringing it more into line with his proposals for the rest of the UK.
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Paying for Powers | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate.

Paying for Powers | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate. | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
The devolution of various welfare powers to Scotland has led to speculation as to what a Scottish benefits system might look like. However, analysis from David Bell suggests that Holyrood may struggle to meet the bill for existing benefits in future years, let alone new ones. 
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The Spending Review Beyond Westminster | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate.

The Spending Review Beyond Westminster | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate. | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
The Scottish government’s block grant allocation between 2015-16 and 2020-21 was set in the 25th November spending review delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Current spending will increase from £25.9 billion now, to £26.5 billion in 2019-20. This represents a 5% real cut (equivalent to £1.3 billion).
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Time to talk business

Time to talk business | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
Business leaders from across Scotland will discuss issues affecting the economy at an event in Grangemouth on Friday.
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Delaying the real crunch on fiscal framework | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate.

Delaying the real crunch on fiscal framework | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate. | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
So the fiscal framework has been agreed. Or has the can just been kicked down the road? Both interpretations are consistent with last week’s last-minute agreement between the Scottish and UK governments. There is now no significant obstacle to the passage of the Scotland Bill.
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Brexit at the Bookies | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate.

Brexit at the Bookies | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate. | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
While pollsters have the result of the UK's EU referendum as too close to call, the bookies have Remain comfortably ahead. Prof David Bell will be monitoring the odds through the remaining campaign with results updated here. Updated chart - 16 June 2016.Update, April 26
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More on the Bookies Odds of BREXIT | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate.

More on the Bookies Odds of BREXIT | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate. | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
My estimates of the implied probability of a “leave” outcome in the EU referendum using the bookies odds from Oddschecker.com have attracted much comment. Some critics seem to have a weak understanding of the nature of prediction markets. For example, the argument is put that probabilities derived from the betting odds are of no value because punters are not a representative sample of the population.
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Ben Simmons: BBC Scotland’s equality week - health and gender but no basic income?

Ben Simmons: BBC Scotland’s equality week - health and gender but no basic income? | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
Ahead of the launch of a new organisation in Scotland, campaigner Ben Simmons says a basic income would have a positive knock-on effect in the economy and society
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The geography of female-breadwinner and equal-income couples in Europe

The geography of female-breadwinner and equal-income couples in Europe | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
IUSSP online news magazine article written by Agnese Vitali and Bruno Arpino discussing their latest research
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Brienna Perelli-Harris interviewed on Global Marriage Trends on BBC World News | 24 November 2016 |

Brienna Perelli-Harris interviewed on Global Marriage Trends on BBC World News | 24 November 2016 | | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
Brienna Perelli-Harris is interviewed along with Karen Cinnamon and Zaki Wahhaj for BBC News on the subject of Global Marriage Trends
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Scottish passport plan could allow Scots to keep working and living in Europe

Scottish passport plan could allow Scots to keep working and living in Europe | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it

SCOTS would be offered tailored passports as part of a radical proposal to allow them to live and work on mainland Europe after Brexit.
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Beyond Brexit: Why the message of open trading contradicts cuts in net migration

Beyond Brexit: Why the message of open trading contradicts cuts in net migration | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it

In just three decades, between 1961 and 1991, so many people left Scotland that our population fell by 600,000.
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Unequal Scotland? - How our income shapes who we are - BBC News

Unequal Scotland? - How our income shapes who we are - BBC News | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
Throughout this week I will be looking at how equal or otherwise Scotland is. Here, I examine income inequality and how the UK-wide picture has changed since the 1960s. Read on and discover some interesting surprises.
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Kampf um die Rente: Wähl mich, ich geb am meisten! - Faktencheck - Hart aber Fair - Das Erste

Kampf um die Rente: Wähl mich, ich geb am meisten! - Faktencheck - Hart aber Fair - Das Erste | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
Mehr Geld für Ostdeutsche, für Mütter und auch noch für alle anderen: Schwarz und Rot basteln schon wieder an der Rente. Aber ist das wirklich nötig? Oder wollen sich die Volksparteien nur ältere, unzufriedene Wähler zurückkaufen – auf Kosten der Jungen?
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Immigration to Scotland and Brexit | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate.

Immigration to Scotland and Brexit | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate. | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
Levels of EU migration to Scotland are lower than in the rest of the UK and, consequently says David Bell, issues relating to it are less likely to affect either side of the Brexit vote.
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Scottish Government urged to adopt tax band system

Scottish Government urged to adopt tax band system | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
Creating new income tax bands may be a better way for the Scottish Government to raise its revenues than simply increasing the levy on top earners, an economics expert has suggested.
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Adjusting Scotland’s Block Grant: The options on the table | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate.

Adjusting Scotland’s Block Grant: The options on the table | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate. | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
The negotiations around adjustments to Scotland's block grant have been the subject of months of talks between the Scottish and UK governments. David Bell, David Eiser and David Phillips set out the main points of contention in this extended blog. 
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Scotland: Life After Oil | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate.

Scotland: Life After Oil | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate. | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
The recent GERS figures for Scotland’s fiscal balance in 2014-15 were entirely predictable. For the first two quarters of that financial year, oil prices averaged around $100 per barrel. Revenues from North Sea oil were flowing strongly. During the next two quarters, the oil price averaged around $50 per barrel and revenues stalled.
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#EURef - The economy: how closely is our economy aligned with the EU? | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate.

#EURef - The economy: how closely is our economy aligned with the EU? | Centre on Constitutional Change l Researching the issues. Informing the debate. | Centre for Population change in the news | Scoop.it
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