Given increasing life expectancy and shifting social networks, proper care for the elderly is becoming ever more difficult to arrange. A network of Europe’s leading demographic research centers, Population Europe, has produced a policy brief addressing the need to secure such care, supporting both those in care and their caregivers.
Spanish employees find the firms they work for wanting in important indicators of values and excellence, and report low levels of satisfaction and identification with their places of business.
Oxford professor of philosophy and ethics of information Luciano Floridi describes the new, hybrid existence where the barriers between online and offline have blurred to such a degree that there is no longer any difference: “Onlife,” he calls it.
The news on the news isn’t heartening. Reuters Institute’s eighth annual digital news report surveys media consumption behavior in 38 American, European, African and Asian countries, finding the public to be unenthusiastic at best about news media.
The field of social robotics introduces robots able to interact socially with humans. Studying the resulting human-robot dynamics can provide humans with a new angle of self-observation.
The latest review of global leave policies and related research is now available from the International Network on Leave Policies and Research. Two STI experts, Allison Koslowski and Alexandra Macht, were among the authors of this 15th edition of the report. It is excerpted below.
Economist Antonio Argandoña cautions that “not too bad” isn’t the same as “good,” in terms of the Spanish economic situation.
Samuel Gregg gives Social Trends Institute a glimpse of his latest book, about the particularities of Western civilization and the challenges it faces.
After having signed an agreement with IESE, STI welcomes to its Board of Directors 3 new board members from IESE and another from the University of Navarra. The new board met on July 3 to set a strategy that will open the door for closer cooperation between the two institutions.
The UN’s 2019 ‘World Population Prospects’ presents population estimates underpinned by analyses of historical demographic trends. The estimates and projections presented here describe two of four demographic megatrends (population growth and ageing).
Demographic transition has as much or more to do with cultural values as with socio-economic factors.
The World Family Map 2019 was presented last week at the Brookings Institution’s Center on Children and Families. The Executive Summary “The Ties that Bind: Is Faith a Global Force for Good or Ill in the Family?” follows: