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Wie werde ich aussehen, wenn ich richtig alt bin? Gibt es ein Geheimnis für ein langes, gesundes Leben? In der interaktiven Ausstellung „100 Jahre alt werden – aber wie?“ können Besucher auf spielerische und unterhaltsame Art herausfinden, was der viel zitierte „Demografische Wandel“ für das eigene Leben bedeutet. [...]
Population ageing in Western countries has made delayed retirement and extended working life a policy priority in recent years. Retirement timing has been linked to individual factors such as health and wealth, but less is known about the role of the psychosocial work environment. A paper by researcher Ewan Carr and his colleagues drew upon longitudinal data on 3462 workers aged 50–69 from five waves of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Regression models were used to assess the association of working conditions with preferred timing of retirement and actual work exit. [...]
New statistics from Eurostat
The use of medicine differs between Member States. In the EU, almost half of the population (49 %) used prescribed medicines in 2014. Among the Member States, this proportion ranged from 23% in Romania, 36% in Cyprus, 38% in Italy and 39% in Bulgaria, to 55% in the Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Finland, 56% in Portugal and 60% in Belgium. [...]
New study from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
East German women are running the risk of an unforeseen increase in deaths through smoking, forecasts up to the year 2036 by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock show. The researchers have published their findings in the leading journal on population trends, Demography. [...]
This issue defines vulnerability as a key interdisciplinary concept for understanding life trajectories. Moreover, it develops a life course framework to study vulnerability along three structuring axes of research: multidimensionality, multilevel, and multidirectionality. [...]
It is with great sadness that we announce her passing
Population Europe was saddened to hear that Dr. Véronique Hertrich passed away. She was supportive of our Network and was a member of our Council of Advisors. We send our condolences to her family, friends, and her colleagues at INED.   Official Announcement from INED Ms. Hertrich joined INED in 1992, while she completing her PhD thesis on the Bwa people of Mali, a population group she would follow for more than a quarter of a century. [...]
A genetically informative, longitudinal study of the life course and individual development
TwinLife is a 12-year representative behavior genetic study investigating the emergence and development of social inequalities over the life course. The long-term project began in 2014 and surveys more than 4,000 pairs of twins and their families in different stages of life on a yearly basis. All of the subjects reside in Germany. Not only social, but also genetic mechanisms as well as covariations and interactions between these two factors can be examined with the help of identical and fraternal same-sex twins. [...]
Tineke Fokkema has been appointed as the new endowed chair of 'Ageing, Families and Migration' at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). It is the first professorship in the Netherlands to focus on diversity within the population of older migrants, especially in relation to social issues and well-being. [...]
The Fertility and Family Planning Section of the United Nations Population Division has published three key datasets
The Fertility and Family Planning Section of the United Nations Population Division has published three key datasets. [...]
The winners of the Allianz European Demographer Award 2019 are Ridhi Kasyhap from Oxford University and Bruno Arpino from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. [...]

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