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Using SHARE data from eleven countries, Liudmila Antonova, Tabea Bucher-Koenen and Fabrizio Mazzonna investigate the effects of economic crises that people experience during their prime working age (20-50) on their health later in life. The results show that when comparing individuals that experienced a strong recession (GDP dropped by at least 1%) and those that did not, people that experienced a recession rate their subjective health as worse and have worse objectively measured health. This effect is significantly stronger for people with low levels of education. [...]
Important Dates July 13, 2017: Call for Papers, with session titles and organizer names posted July 24 2017: Confex opens for submissions September 29 2017: Deadline for submitting papers or abstracts to organizers November 27, 2017: Authors are notified of papers accepted in regular sessions November 27, 2017: Registration open TBD: Deadline for submitting travel award applications to PAA [...]
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In today’s ageing societies, assessing subjective well-being  in later life has gained substantial attention among researchers, as well as among policymakers in the areas of economic, health, and social policies. However, remarkably little is known about how older adults understand their own subjective well-being and related concepts, such as quality of life, and how these concepts differ between different groups of older adults. [...]
Who is eligible to compete? Students enrolled in PhD or Master’s programs Young researchers who have defended their PhD thesis in the last seven years   What types of paper are eligible to compete? Papers written under the researcher’s own name Papers may also be co-authored by several young researchers.   What are the rules for submitting a paper? [...]
The Netherlands Demographic Society (NVD) invites you to join the 10th edition of the Dutch Demography Day on Wednesday 22 November 2017, in the Academy Building of Utrecht University (Domplein). At this anniversary of the Dutch Demography Day the most recent findings in the broad and interdisciplinary field of population studies will be presented. The scientific program comprises a Keynote Address and several rounds of English language parallel sessions, as well as a poster session.   [...]
New study from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
East German women are running the risk of an unforeseen increase in deaths through smoking, forecasts up to the year 2036 by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock show. The researchers have published their findings in the leading journal on population trends, Demography. [...]
The way individuals perceive the state of their health has been found to be a predictor of longevity. Still, very little is known about the role played by genetic and environmental factors on how men and women evaluate their health status at different stages of their life course. Franz et al. (2017) start to fill this gap by using IGEMS data, an international consortium of nine existing longitudinal twin and family studies in Denmark, Sweden, and the US. The sample used included more than 12,000 adult twins ranging from 30- to 85-years-old. [...]
New statistics from Eurostat
The use of medicine differs between Member States. In the EU, almost half of the population (49 %) used prescribed medicines in 2014. Among the Member States, this proportion ranged from 23% in Romania, 36% in Cyprus, 38% in Italy and 39% in Bulgaria, to 55% in the Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Finland, 56% in Portugal and 60% in Belgium. [...]
Authors: Mireia Julià, Christophe Vanroelen, Kim Bosmans, Karen Van Aerden, Joan Benach   [...]

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