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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. [...]
This book examines the question of collecting and disseminating data on ethnicity and race in order to describe characteristics of ethnic and racial groups, identify factors of social and economic integration and implement policies to redress discrimination. It offers a global perspective on the issue by looking at race and ethnicity in a wide variety of historical, country-specific contexts, including Asia, Latin America, Europe, Oceania and North America. In addition, the book also includes analysis on the indigenous populations of the Americas. [...]
Play "Pac-Man" for a healthy lifestyle, take a look at yourself at old age and discover the secrets of longevity. Find out why the risk of dying is the same for newborns and at age 50, why some singles are not really single and why the war between generations is not going to happen. Discover what demographic change means for your own life with the interactive exhibition "How to get to 100 - and enjoy it".  [...]
An analytical report prepared by Asghar Zaidi and David Stanton under the joint management project by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) was launched on 16 April 2015 at an International Seminar “Building an evidence base for active ageing policies: the Active Ageing Index and its potential”. [...]
This book by Frans Willekens presents a step-by-step procedure for investigating life histories using descriptive methods and statistical modeling, as well as the popular software language for statistical computing (R). It also provides an introduction to multistate event history analysis. It is an extension of survival analysis, in which a single terminal event (endpoint) is considered and the time-to-event is studied. Multistate models focus on life histories or trajectories, conceptualized as sequences of states and sequences of transitions between states. [...]
“How to get to 100 – and enjoy it”
Ageing is not just for old people – this was a core message at the joint opening of Population Europe’s interactive exhibition and the 3rd Berlin Demography Forum. In his opening speech Professor Wolfgang Schön, Vice-President of the Max Planck Society, reminded the more then 300 invited guests that “ageing already begins before we are born and continues to happen every time a body-cell divides. [...]
Interview with Dr. Diana López-Falcón
The JPI Data Map provides new insights and numbers on the topic of ageing. It is a joint effort of the members of the Joint Programming Innitiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives – The Challenges and Opportunities of Demographic Change”. The interactive Data Map is accesible online for free. Population Europe: What is the main contribution of the new Data Map?   [...]

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