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Ageing and Life Expectancy

INED has designed a series of teaching kits that describe a number of useful demographic tools and concepts. They are intended for use in primary and secondary schools as classroom teaching aids or to help teachers prepare their lessons. They cover several different themes and provide links to other teaching resources. (language: English) © INED [...]
Population Europe Event
Europe’s population will age over the next decades, as demographers predict. How precise are these demographic forecasts? How much do they vary across Europe? Which support strategies for healthy ageing will get on the political agenda? These were the main questions discussed at a conference on 1st of June in Prague, organised by Charles University and Population Europe. [...]
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: [...]
Topics: Riding the Demographic Wave - Can Human Capital Development Substitute Consequences of Ageing? Developing Human Capital of the Adult Population: The Challenge of Life-Long Learning Active Ageing of the European Baby-Boomers Living Longer, Working Longer – How Pension Systems Support Postponement of Retirement In collaboration with the Warsaw School of Economics [...]
The European Demographic Data Sheet pools current figures as well as projections. It covers the EU 27-countries and 22 other states on the European continent as well as Japan and the United States. Basic demographic data about fertility, ageing and migration is presented in one main table and short explanatory text and additional graphs highlight certain interesting developments. The Data Sheet is updated with a new focus every two years. Maintainer/Info: Sergei Scherbov [...]
Come to the unique (free) interactive exhibition ‘How to get to 100…and enjoy it’ and find out how you can live longer pleasantly. The exhibition runs from June 7 to June 19 in the Aa Church. [...]
PEs Video Series Continues
Why do women remain childless, why is 60 the new 70, what factors influence migration decisions? In our Population Europe Video Series "Population Europe Inter-Faces", 20 well-respected researchers from the Population Europe network answer demographic questions in a very intelligible and comprehensive way. Each one of them is also explaining one figure, that they find interesting an important. You can watch the videos here [...]
Abstract submission for the 20th Nordic Demographic Symposium in June 14­-16, 2017 is now open. The symposium, held in Turku (Åbo), Finland, brings together researchers, students, and other experts especially from the Nordic and Baltic countries.   [...]
Designed as an annual conference on a variety of topics surrounding demographic challenges, the Berlin Demography Forum (BDF) offers a global, non-partisan platform for solution-oriented dialogue. [...]
Looking after your grandchildren will make you feel younger
Population ageing has recently boosted an extensive debate about how to measure individual aging. The chronological age, even if conventionally used, is somehow limited because it does not capture people’s own representation of aging, that is, how old people actually feel they are. In their study on the United States, Valeria Bordone and Bruno Arpino test the association between subjective age, as an alternative measure to chronological age, and two important social roles for older adults: having grandchildren and providing grandchild care. Their findings reveal that grandparenthood strongly shapes people’s own experience of ageing. [...]

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