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Ageing and Life Expectancy

From two leading experts, a revolutionary new way to think about and measure aging. Aging is a complex phenomenon. We usually think of chronological age as a benchmark, but it is actually a backward way of defining lifespan. It tells us how long we’ve lived so far, but what about the rest of our lives? [...]
We are pleased to announce the next workshop of the EAPS Health, Morbidity and Mortality Working Group, which will be hosted by the Department of Sociology and the CICS.NOVA.UÉvora, Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences at the University of Évora, Portugal, from the 21st to 23rd September, 2020. [...]
We are pleased to announce the next workshop of the EAPS Health, Morbidity and Mortality Working Group, which will be hosted by the Department of Sociology and the CICS.NOVA.UÉvora, Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences at the University of Évora, Portugal, from the 21st to 23rd September, 2020. The theme of the workshop will be: “A broken promise: Advances and challenges in infant, child and young people’s morbidity and mortality." [...]
PopFest is an annual Population Studies conference for postgraduate students organised by fellow postgraduates. It provides an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers from various Social Science disciplines such as Demography, Sociology, Social Statistics, Public Health, Social Policy, International Development, Human Geography, Urban and Landscape Planning, Social Anthropology, Gender studies and other related fields, with a focus on Population Studies. [...]
How Long Young Adults Want and Expect to Live
Our lives are getting longer and longer – are we perhaps living “too long”? So far, little is known about how long people want to live, and most of the few existing studies have focused exclusively on middle-aged and older adults. Young adults are expected to live even longer than current generations, and they are also in the midst of making a number of decisions and establishing behavioural patterns that will dramatically affect their future development and health. [...]
Online consultation open until 4 December 2019
Next Steps is a longitudinal cohort study, following a nationally representative group of nearly 16,000 people born in England in 1989-1990. The aim of the Age 31 Sweep is to provide data for research and policy on the lives of this generation of adults in their early 30s. CLS is seeking input on the scientific content of the Age 31 Sweep. The aim of this open consultation is to help ensure that the data collected at age 31 is high quality and addresses key research and policy questions. [...]
The ESRC Festival of Social Science is a celebration of the social sciences. It began life in 2002 as Social Science Week - a collection of around 25 events, mainly seminars aimed towards an academic audience. Over the years Social Science Week has grown to a much larger and more inclusive 'festival' of activities, aimed at policymakers, business, the public and young people. [...]

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