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Interview with Pekka Martikainen
Eventhough all Europeans can on average expect increasingly long and healthy lives, there are still considerable differences between European countries, when it comes to mortality rates or the distribution of health. Economic factors do play an important role, but there is no simple causal relationship. Population Europe asked Pekka Martikainen about main European disparities, and how policies could respond to them.  [...]
This new report is the product of a collaboration of over twenty United Nations entities and major international organisations working in the area of population ageing. It analyses the current situation of older persons and reviews progress in policies and actions taken by governments and other stakeholders since the Second World Assembly on Ageing held in 2002. [...]
Une étude portant sur le taux de mortalité et les causes de décès révèle le vaste potentiel de la prévention et de l’amélioration de la santé au sein de l’Union Européenne
Certains pays européens, et notamment les nouveaux États-membres de l’Union européenne (UE), connaissent des taux de mortalité considérablement élevés. Cet écart entre les anciens et les nouveaux États membres se creuse davantage lorsqu’on se penche sur les décès survenant avant l’âge de 65 ans. Une étude menée par Luc Bonneux, Corina Huisman et Joop de Beer de l’Institut démographique interdisciplinaire néerlandais (NIDI) explore les facteurs de disparités en matière de santé en Europe et évalue le potentiel de la prévention et de l’amélioration de la santé au sein de l’UE. [...]
A study on the death rate and causes of death reveals large potential for prevention and improved health in the European Union
Some European countries, mainly among the new EU member states, have significantly higher mortality rates than others. This gap between ‘old’ and ‘new’ member states is even wider when deaths before the age of 65 are considered. A study by Luc Bonneux, Corina Huisman and Joop de Beer from the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) explores the drivers of Europe’s health divide and evaluates the potential for prevention and improved health in the European Union.   [...]

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