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Ageing and Life Expectancy

Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with the institute’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic, and social change. [...]
Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with the institute’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic, and social change.  [...]
What does the data revolution tell us about population trends and what does it not tell us? Is childbearing increasingly becoming a problem of social justice? Does a higher proportion of older people and pensioners increase the likelihood of intergenerational conflicts? What are the differences in the family lives of migrants and their descendants in Europe? [...]
A new study by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation released on 18 September 2018 reveals that the world has made considerable progress in reducing child mortality since 1990. The under-five morality rate has declined by 58 per cent since 1990, and the number of under-five deaths dropped from 12.6 million in 1990 to 5.4 million in 2017.   Key findings:  [...]
More and more people are living until the ages of 100 or 105, becoming so-called centenarians or semi-supercentenarians. Women are far more likely than men to reach this old age, but according to a new study by Graziella Caselli, Marco Battaglini and Giorgia Capacci, the age gap is likely to grow smaller in the following decades. [...]
Political Challenges within the Baltic Sea Region
The analyses presented in the Discussion Paper ‘Ageing Workforce, Social Cohesion and Sustainable Development’ are a result of thorough scientific evidence and discussions among experts from research, policy and societal organisations from eleven Baltic Sea States. Results suggest, for instance, that regional and national policies aimed at creating sustainable ageing societies should better support small and medium-sized enterprises in adapting to new characteristics of the working force. [...]
Childless men and women have an overall higher mortality than adults with children, meaning that they die earlier, recent studies show. Mothers and fathers with two biological children have the lowest mortality risks, but it increases for parents with three or more biological children. What are the explanations for the relationship between having children and mortality risks? In a new study, researchers Kieron Barclay and Martin Kolk try to detangle the physiological and social explanations for this relationship.   [...]
Population Europe has developed four lesson plans for teachers to help educate their students about demography. The teaching material has been tested with various school classes to make sure that the materials were easy to understand and interesting for both students and teachers without the need for extensive preparation. [...]
The main theme of the NDS 2019 is "50 years of Nordic demographic research". This is to honor that the Nordic Demographic Society was established 50 years ago, at a symposium in Esbo in 1968. ​We welcome contributions from all areas of demographic research, e.g. fertility and family dynamics, migration, health and mortality, population ageing, inter-generational relations, and other related fields. [...]

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