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Ageing and Life Expectancy

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?"   [...]
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. [...]
This issue defines vulnerability as a key interdisciplinary concept for understanding life trajectories. Moreover, it develops a life course framework to study vulnerability along three structuring axes of research: multidimensionality, multilevel, and multidirectionality. [...]
The general theme of this multidisciplinary international symposium (involving anthropologists, demographers, geographers, historians, sociologists and statisticians) focusses on the way life cycles and lifestyles are changing in societies with ageing populations. [...]
This paper starts with a short review of the growing literature on the topic of older migrants, particularly in relation to this population’s diversity, social vulnerability, loneliness, (transnational) care and support networks. It then introduces the collection of papers of this special issue by proposing an approach to studying older migrants as social actors who develop strategies to surpass vulnerabilities. Older migrants mobilise their resources while taking into account structural opportunities and restrictions from the meso and macro levels. [...]
The Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences will hold a conference on the 8-9th of June 2017 in Budapest on issues related to institutional reforms in ageing societies.   [...]
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.   [...]

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