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Young people now take longer to join adult life

A research study by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with the State University of Campinas (Brazil), shows that young Spanish people were by 2001 taking six years longer than in 1981 to reach full employment, reside...

More than half of young women retain 'traditional' view of family...

Over half of young women see the ideal family situation as one where mothers either work part-time or not at all. And despite being better educated and enjoying wider career opportunities than previous generations, they also continue to take responsibility for most housework and childcare. Young male and female workers are also divided between a minority of 'stay at home' types with little education and a majority of adaptable careerists who move to find the right job.

Influences on quality of life in early old age

A golden early old age is within sight for many people, says new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, which demonstrates that the good life is much less influenced by your past ? the job your father had, for instance ? than by the present, when two of the most important influences are having choices about working or not working, and having friends in whom you can confide.

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