Charlotte Höhn, Dragana Avramov and Irena Kotowska (eds): People, Population Change and Policies. Volume 1: Lessons from the Population Policy Acceptance Study; Volume 2: Demographic knowledge—Gender—Ageing
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This publication is a welcome exception to the rule that an international study yields one volume of comparative chapters and another devoted to analysis of the data of each participating country. Here, all chapters either are relevant to the study as a whole, deal with a particular aspect for all countries or, as the case may be, all countries for which that particular aspect is relevant. The two volumes are the final outcome of the so-called DIALOG project that was funded by the European Commission as part of the 5th Framework Programme and in which 14 different European countries participated. The first volume focuses on family change, the second on demographic knowledge, gender, and ageing. Together they contain 32 chapters that were written by 46 different authors, more than half of them were women.
Population policy acceptance studies were pioneered in the 1980s. The results of a first international comparative survey were published just about 10 years ago by Hein Moors and...