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Call for Papers: Inequalities in Health, Longevity and Aging


The workshop and seminar are organized by the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics at the University of Southern Denmark, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Herczeg Institute on Aging at Tel Aviv University. We invite scholars of all academic ranks, including doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, to participate and present research on inequalities in health, longevity, and aging. The two-day international seminar will be held at Tel Aviv University on May 5-6 followed by a hands-on workshop on data visualization for demographic research using R, on May 7.

The seminar will focus on themes related to trends in life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, and lifespan inequality; causes and consequences of inequalities in health and mortality; modeling and forecasting mortality inequality; methodological innovation in research on aging and its implications for longevity. The seminar is interdisciplinary and submissions will be considered from diverse disciplines and fields of research.

Deadline for submitting extended abstracts: 31 January 2020

Aims and objectives of the seminar:

  • To discuss trends and recent developments in all-cause and cause-specific mortality in different countries.
  • To present cutting-edge research on the causes and consequences of inequalities in health and longevity.
  • To showcase new methodologies in research on health and aging inequality.
  • To foster collaboration in research on aging and health inequalities.

Guidelines for submission:

  1. All submissions must be made in MS Word or PDF format.
  2. The language of the conference is ENGLISH and preference will be given to submissions written in this language.
  3. The first page should contain the information of the authors, title & abstract only. The abstract should not exceed 350 words. The contributor(s) should kindly provide their name/s, affiliation, and contact information.
  4. Working papers and extended abstract s are welcome. Extended abstracts should not exceed 1,000 words (~ 3 A-4 size pages typed in double space, including references).
  5. Please submit your proposals at


There is no registration fee. However, workshop participants are expected to cover their own accommodation and travel costs. A light breakfast, coffee, and lunch will be provided throughout the seminar by the organizers.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting extended abstract: 31 January 2020
  • Notification of accepted papers: 14 February 2020.
  • Deadline for registration: 7 March 2020.
  • International Seminar and Workshop: 5-7 May 2020.

For more details, kindly contact the organizing committee at mortality [at]

Virginia Zarulli
Isaac Sasson
José Manuel Aburto