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Population Policy Acceptance Study - The Viewpoint of Citizens and Policy Actors Regarding the Management of Population Related Change - DIALOG, Final Report, EUR 23124

Project ID: HPSE-CT-2002-00153
Funded under: FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

Abstract

The "DIALOG - Population Policy Acceptance Study - The viewpoint of Citizens and Policy Actors Regarding the Management of Population related Change" (Contract No. HPSE-CT-2002-00153) project was funded by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework programme for three years (January 2002 to December 2005).
The overarching objective of the Population Policy Acceptance Study (PPAS) is the analysis based on cross-sectional survey data on European's practices, attitudes and opinions concerning demographic changes, fertility behaviour, intergenerational exchange of resources and services, and population-related policies. The study aims to analyse values and attitudes affecting fertility decisions, perception of advantages and disadvantages of having children, meaning of family and parenthood, aspirations in life, opinions and attitudes towards population policy issues and measures, role of government in providing support to families and preferences and aspirations regarding gender roles, paid labour and family life.
One of its main goals is to promote a dialog between the public, politicians and researchers. It aims to offer politicians choices for actions on the basis of the results from the project.
Methodologically the project follows first a quantitative analysis of surveys in 14 European countries with more than 34 thousand women and men aged 18 to 75 years. The national surveys have been merged into one International Population Policy Acceptance Survey (IPPAS) database for Europe wide comparative statistical analyses. Second, a Delphi study has been conducted as a qualitative approach. In this policy-Delphi experts from 15 countries have been interviewed towards their desired future scenarios concerning the demographic and societal development until 2030.

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Record Number: 9116 / Last updated on: 2008-04-14
Category: MISC