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Ageing and Life Expectancy

Despite the ongoing crisis, Greek life expectancy is on the rise, report Roland Rau and Christina Bohk-Ewald from the University of Rostock. The numbers, they conclude, “indicate a certain resilience in Greece not hitherto reported.” These “Figures in Focus” are just one of three sections in Population Europe’s new format, Population Insights. The quarterly publication features thought-provoking pieces that highlight the work of leading population researchers throughout Europe.  [...]
Life expectancy in Greece defies crisis
Greek life expectancy is on the rise. Between 2004 and 2013, life expectancy at birth rose more than two full years from 79.3 to 81.4, keeping Greece above the EU average (up 2.2 years to 80.6) and on par with some richer countries like Germany (up 1.6 years to 80.9). Within the country, the change has not been driven by rich regions only: Epirus (Ipeiros), the country’s poorest by GDP per capita (2011), saw a rise in life expectancy similar to that of Athens (Attiki). [...]
Convergence and Divergence in Health and Life Expectancy in the Three Baltic Countries: Policy Implications and Challenges On behalf of the partners of Population Europe, we would like to cordially invite you to this Population Europe Event, organised in cooperation with the University of Latvia, the Estonian Institute for Population Studies at Tallinn University and Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania:  [...]
James W. Vaupel is Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock where he heads the Laboratory of Survival and Longevity, the Laboratory of Population and Policy, and the Laboratory of Evolutionary Biodemography. He is also Director of the Max Planck International Research Network on Ageing and Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. James W. Vaupel is Panel Chair for the European Research Council Starting Grant and Rector of the European Doctoral School of Demography. James W. [...]