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Ageing and Life Expectancy

Out now: Population Europe's Quarterly Newsletter! Please download it here: Population Europe Newsletter April 2017.pdf If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, please sign up here. [...]
Organisers: Paula Albuquerque and Francisco Nunes Keynote Speaker: Prof. Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Technische Universität Wien, Austria   Deadline for submission of abstracts: 6 May 2017   The changing age structure of populations creates challenges and opportunies to countries around the world. In this workshop we consider both the economic dimension and the social dynamics of ageing societies. [...]
Organisers: Paula Albuquerque and Francisco Nunes   Keynote Speaker: Prof. Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Technische Universität Wien, Austria   The changing age structure of populations creates challenges and opportunies to countries around the world. In this workshop we consider both the economic dimension and the social dynamics of ageing societies. [...]
Our app "A Life Journey" provides insights on the topic of demographic change in Europe and also introduces individuals to the field of population studies. To find out how to use our app "A Life Journey", please watch this short video to learn about all of its features and content. Download for your iPhone© here: http://apple.co/2cAvnNm Download for your iPad© here: http://apple.co/2bZjHV1 [...]
The population in Europe is continuously changing. People are living longer, having few children, and more people are moving to Europe. All of these changes contribute to demographic change. It is important, particularly for younger generations, to learn about demography and how it affects their lives. This video provides a short introduction to the field of demography and the app "A Life Journey". This app is a fun, interactive way to learn more about demography and demographic change in Europe. [...]
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  (Please note, even if the Call for Paper is announced in German, studies can also be presented in English).   Alterung – Arbeit – Gesundheit   Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie lädt Sie ein, Beiträge zur gemeinsamen Jahrestagung der DGD und der Deutschen Statistischen Gesellschaft (DStatG) einzureichen. Die Jahrestagung findet im Rahmen der Statistischen Woche (19.-22.September 2017) an der Universität Rostock statt. [...]
Alterung – Arbeit – Gesundheit Zeitraum: 19. – 21. September 2017   [...]
2002 Regional Implementation Strategy of MIPAA, Commitment 2: “To ensure full integration and participation of older persons in society”. Programmes should be aimed at rural and remote areas, where older persons might find themselves isolated, without access to their immediate families or to social and other types of infrastructure. Commitment 7: “To strive to ensure quality of life at all ages and maintain independent living including health and well-being”. [...]
A genetically informative, longitudinal study of the life course and individual development
TwinLife is a 12-year representative behavior genetic study investigating the emergence and development of social inequalities over the life course. The long-term project began in 2014 and surveys more than 4,000 pairs of twins and their families in different stages of life on a yearly basis. All of the subjects reside in Germany. Not only social, but also genetic mechanisms as well as covariations and interactions between these two factors can be examined with the help of identical and fraternal same-sex twins. [...]
The UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 21 to 22 September 2017. The conference completes the third review and appraisal cycle (2012-2017) of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and its Regional Implementation Strategy (MIPAA/RIS). The focus is on ‘Realizing the potential of living longer’. Conference panels will address this theme through the lens of: [...]

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