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PhD position and Postdoc in family demography/ sociology (Canada and Netherlands)

 
The newly funded project CREW (''Care, retirement and wellbeing of older people across different welfare regimes") is a collaboration between an interdisciplinary team of researchers from five countries (Belgium, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Spain). The project leader is Prof. Bruno Arpino (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). The main objective is to examine the interrelationships between two important dimensions of successful ageing: participation in society, in particular in the forms of caregiving and working, and health and wellbeing. For this project, there are currently two positions open with a deadline of 16 January 2017.
 
1.       PhD position in family demography at NIDI (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute)
 
The theme group Families and Generations at NIDI has a vacancy for one PhD position to study the determinants of health and wellbeing at older ages. The focus will be on the mechanisms through which life events (e.g. retirement and caregiving) affect health and wellbeing and how welfare policies shape these mechanisms and outcomes. The main datasets for this project will be the GGS (Generations and Gender Surveys) and SHARE (Survey of Heath and Retirement in Europe). The position will be supervised by Prof. Anne Gauthier (NIDI-RUG) and Prof. Nardi Steverink (RUG) and will be based at NIDI in the Hague. This is a paid position for an initial duration of one year, with the possibility of an additional two years.  More information about this position can be found on the NIDI website: https://www.nidi.nl/en/about/vacancies .
2.       Postdoc position in family demography/sociology at the University of Western Ontario (Canada)
 
The Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in Sociology and Demography as part of the SSHRC and CIHR funded project CREW. The main focus will be on the population of older adults without close kin, and how the welfare state shapes their well-being. The main datasets for this project will be SHARE, the Canadian General Social Survey, and the GGS (Generations and Gender Surveys). We will also use microsimulation to examine how the population of older adults without (close) kin may change in the future. The initial duration for this position is one year, with the possibility of extension of up to 1.5 additional years. The position will be supervised by Dr. Rachel Margolis. More information about this position may be found on the department’s webpage: http://sociology.uwo.ca/ .
deadline for applications: 
Monday, January 16, 2017
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