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Ageing and Life Expectancy

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: [...]
New issue of the Journal of Population Ageing
The new issue of the Journal of Population Ageing is a collection of articles from a number of different authors focused on the Active Ageing Index. It includes the following articles from several of our Partner Institutes: "The Policy Discourse of Active Ageing: Some Reflections" by Asghar Zaidi and Kenneth Howse [...]
7° concorso neodemos e i giovani
Submit your paper to Neodemos's award for young scholars “Neodemos e i giovani”. All individuals born from 01.01.1981 onwards can send an original article until 31 March 2017.  Papers should cover a population issue, and scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply. For more information please click on the link (in Italian).  [...]
As part of the Demography Today lecture series, Frans von Poppel (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute) will be giving a talk on "Long-term development of expectation of life among medical doctors".   [...]
Across the UNECE region, and across most of the world, populations are ageing, bringing challenges and opportunities which require evidence-based policy responses. Ageing affects virtually all domains of society. The need for relevant statistics is therefore equally wide-ranging. [...]
As part of the Demography Today lecture series, Serguei Scherbov (Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, IIASA, VID, WU) will be giving a talk on "Remeasuring ageing: Are the 40s really the new 30s?"   [...]
The (eng)aging! project reflects on the crucial importance of a society-wide debate regarding the topic of demographic change and population aging. The second instalment of the international conference entitled “Aging Workforce: Older Workers and Immigrants as New Pillars of Western Economies?” will focus on work ability and work possibility for older people and the impact of aging on the labor market. We are seeking papers that will contribute to a critical examination of this topic mainly in four key areas. We invite abstracts on any of the following themes:* [...]
This report from the Population Reference Bureau summarizes recent research conducted by National Institute on Aging-supported researchers and others who have studied the association between neighborhood characteristics and the health and well-being of older adults. This research can inform policy decisions about community resource allocation and development planning. [...]
This webinar highlights the contributions of the latest issue of Research in Human Development, which advances the concept of vulnerability in life course studies. The authors argue that the concept of vulnerability is well suited to transcending disciplines and seizing complex, systemic, and dynamic processes related to stress and lack of resources in one or more life domains. Empirical examples address gender issues, work-life balance, “misleading norms,” and poverty in old age. [...]

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