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Ageing and Life Expectancy

Between mid-March to mid-June 2020, we collected the articles below in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This is a comprehensive list of what our partner institutes and experts wrote on the topic during this time. We thank the Population Europe community for their contributions to this valuable collection of early research on demography and the COVID-19 crisis. [...]
How's Life? is the OECD's statistical report released every two to three years that documents a wide range of well-being outcomes and how they vary over time, between population groups, and across countries. It charts whether life is getting better for people in 37 OECD countries and 4 partner countries, and presents the latest evidence from an updated set of over 80 well-being indicators. [...]
This is the fourth edition of the Demographic Portrait of Hungary – the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute's three-yearly comprehensive report on the population changes in the country. This volume serves the same purpose as previous editions: to present scientifically grounded information and trends in a brief and concise manner, using figures and tables that will assist professionals and ’laymen’ alike. The report is now available in English. [...]
The demographic structure of the European Union (EU) and its development are of huge consequence for the EU and its citizens in a host of areas. This yearly European Parliament report highlights EU population trends and evolution, with an "in-focus" section looking at the relationship between food and nutrition and demographic changes.  [...]
The open access Quetelet Journal calls for papers around the following topics: gradient of urbanicity in demographic research; diffusion of behaviours across rural & urban sectors; migration and circulation within countries; and urbanisation, economic inequalities and ecology. [...]
Cambridge University Press is now inviting applications for a new Editor-in-Chief of Ageing & Society, a leading interdisciplinary and international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the understanding of human ageing and the circumstances of older people in their social and cultural contexts. Deadline: 6 March. [...]
This course provides an applied introduction to modern and flexible statistical techniques for modeling demographic data. You will learn to master flexible models to extract the most from your data with the fewest assumptions. [...]
‘New Visions for Gender Equality 2019’ contains essays from seventeen experts from across the EU, grouped loosely around four broad thematic areas of making the case for equality; work-life balance, not a women’s affair; inequalities, discrimination and welfare; and power relations in society. Each author explores the current issues, identifies emerging thinking, and points out possible new policy directions in relation to the topic. [...]
Smoking is the major reason for sex differences in last decades in high income countries
Of all lifestyle behaviours, smoking caused the most deaths in the last century. Because of the time lag between the act of smoking and dying from smoking, and because males generally take up smoking before females do, male and female smoking epidemiology often follows a typical double wave pattern dubbed the ‘smoking epidemic’. Our research aimed to answer the questions: How are male and female deaths from this epidemic differentially progressing in high-income regions on a cohort-by-age basis? and How have they affected male-female survival differences? [...]

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