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Ageing and Life Expectancy

The "Trento School of Applied Quantitative Research" is a multi-year advanced training school on key themes of sociology as analytical, quantitative and interdisciplinary social science, thus involving sociological, economic, demographic, statistical and computer science approaches. The School aims to provide a systematic integration of the theoretical, methodological and technical ‘front edge’ aspects of applied quantitative research.  [...]
To date, a large number of researchers have documented associations between lower birth weight and a range of health problems later in life. However, for a substantial amount of existing studies, it is unclear whether these associations reflect causality. Aiming at providing causal evidence in this field of research, Jonas Helgertz (University of Minnesota and Lund University) and Anton Nilsson (Lund University) analysed full-population Swedish register data on siblings and twins born between 1973 and 1994, and followed until 2011. [...]
New study in "The Lancet Planetary Health" looks at temperature-related cardiovascular disease mortality in Spain
As a consequence of the climate becoming warmer, the world population is more exposed to moderate and extreme warm temperatures and less exposed to moderate and extreme cold temperatures, which may affect health outcomes. Many studies have shown both a negative and positive long-term net effect in mortality depending on the location and magnitude of the warming. However, most of these analyses did not take into account how vulnerable individuals are to these changes. [...]
Latin America is getting closer to the longevity levels of developed countries. However, high inequality in population health still prevails
Why do people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) live shorter lives than those in the developed countries? Is LAC approaching the levels of life expectancy and population health of the most developed regions in the world? A new study published in a leading journal of demography looks at health and mortality of 20 LAC countries during the period between 2000 and 2014. A new method that authors used allow for comparison of health and mortality profiles in these countries to a benchmark of the most developed countries in the world. [...]
2019 Diversity - Social Equity - Cohesion: Perspectives for Germany and Europe
The Berlin Demography Forum has now released documentation from the 2019 Forum. This includes an introduction by Franz Müntefering, former German Minister and Chairman of the BDF, and Ulrich Lilie, President of Diakonie Deutschland and Member of the BDF Board of Advisors, and transcripts of the speeches of: [...]
Over the recent decades, the EU has been shaped by population growth, but now its population is ageing. Together with North America and East Asia, the EU is moving towards longer-living, lower-fertility, and higher-educated societies. Facing this new demographic frontier naturally prompts the questions: Who will live and work in Europe in the coming decades? How many, and with what skills? To answer these, this report examines the key factors that will shape European demographics over the coming decades. [...]
Population Europe welcomes the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR) as its newest collaboration partner! [...]
Harnessing Africa’s Population for Sustainable Development: 25 Years After Cairo And Beyond hosted by the Government of Uganda and the Union for African Population Studies   Background [...]
Deadline: 5 November 2019
The Population Young Author Prize is open to students or young researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury.   Who is eligible to compete? Students enrolled in PhD or Master’s programs Young researchers who have defended their PhD thesis in the last seven years   What papers are eligible to compete?   [...]
Securing support in old age
Key messages: The gender pay gap and other risks linked to the devaluation of care work should be tackled by combating ageism; creating and enforcing a minimum standard of care provision; creating a professional qualification system and career pathways for professional carers; and by supporting community-based care with solutions that respect the dignity and identity of care receivers. [...]