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Ageing and Life Expectancy

Time is a key dimension that structures the social organization of care, care relations and interactions, and care experiences. Time is also inherent to the institutionalization and change of care regimes. As such, the analysis of care policies and practices cannot do without the incorporation of a temporal perspective. The Transforming Care Conference 2021 will provide an empirical and theoretical investigation and understanding of how time and temporality affect and are affected by care policies and care practice. [...]
Population Europe welcomes the Social Research Institute, a centre of the University College London, as the 36th partner in the Network of Europe's leading demographic research centres. [...]
This is the sixth edition of the LIVES Winter School, the second organized by Venice International University and led by the two VIU member universities: the University of Lausanne and the University of Padua. [...]
How long can humans live? This open access book documents, verifies and brings to life the advance of the frontier of human survival. It carefully validates data on supercentenarians, aged 110+, and semi-supercentenarians, aged 105-109, stored in the International Database on Longevity (IDL). [...]
Congratulations to Eva Beaujouan and Raya Muttarak (Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital), Jennifer Dowd (Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science) and Alessia Melegaro (Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy) for receiving ERC Consolidator Grants. [...]
Factors contributing to the falling suicide rates in Hungary
In a study published in PLoS ONE, Lajos Balint, Katalin Fuzer, Xenia Gonda and Péter Döme assessed the contribution of changes in socio-demographic factors in the decrease of the suicide rate in Hungary. Their research primarily relies on two factors: an increase in the proportion of people with a high level of education (with lower risks for suicide) and of unmarried individuals (with higher risks for suicide). [...]
Does post-retirement work constrain engagement in unpaid productive activities?
The transition to retirement has become increasingly diverse: some retirees leave the workforce entirely, while others continue to work. Working during retirement may, however, limit the time and opportunities for unpaid productive activities, such as volunteering, providing informal care, or looking after grandchildren. [...]
This theme issue integrates the efforts of researchers working across archaeology, anthropology, genomics, palaeoecology, and evolutionary demography, combining original research alongside critical reviews, to provide a benchmark for the state-of-the-art in prehistoric demography and a statement of the future of this rapidly growing cross-disciplinary endeavour. [...]
Caring for older parents does not lead to early exit from the labour market
Ariane Bertogg (University of Konstanz), Tiziana Nazio (WZB Berlin Social Science Center & University of Torino) and Susanne Strauß (University of Konstanz) use SHARE data to find that providing regular care to parents or parents-in-law is not associated with a higher likelihood of exiting the labour market. [...]
By Maria Brandén and Colleagues at the Stockholm University Demography Unit
The risk of dying from COVID-19 is for individuals aged 70 and older in Stockholm County who live in the same household as a person of working age was 60 per cent higher compared with the elderly who live with other old individuals, find Maria Brandén and colleagues of the Stockholm University Demography Unit. [...]