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Ageing and Life Expectancy

The Human Mortality Database Project team invites contributions to the 5th HMD Symposium. The Symposium is devoted to demographic, epidemiologic, and public health research on mortality, longevity, and health across national and sub-national populations. The purpose of the Symposium is to present and promote research on mortality and survival. Analyses based on data from the Human Mortality Database (HMD) and the Human Life table Database (HLD) are particularly encouraged. [...]
The 8th Berlin Demography Forum (BDF) takes place from 21-22 January 2019 and focuses on the aspects of “Diversity – Social Equity – Cohesion. Perspectives for Germany and Europe”. It aims to bring together leading politicians, scientists, economists, and representatives of international organisations and civil society to debate possible routes towards sustainable development and conveys them to the public at large.  [...]
Researchers Nina Conkova, Julie Vullnetari, Russell King, and Tineke Fokkema explored and compared older adults’ lived experiences and coping strategies in two postcommunist countries: Albania and Bulgaria. [...]
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. [...]
The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the  International  Institute  for  Applied  System  Analysis  (IIASA),  and  Chulalongkorn  University, in collaboration  with  the  Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), are organizing an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring  population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”. [...]
The European Consortium of Sociological Research (ECSR) will hold its next annual conference at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland on 12-14 September 2019. The conference theme is: Inequality over the life course [...]
IMISCOE has opened nominations for its 2019 Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award. The Network has awarded this prize annually since 2010 to stimulate and recognise excellent PhD research in the field of migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe. The 2019 competition is open to all PhD recipients whose dissertations were defended within the 24-month period before the deadline for submission of 15 January 2019. [...]
By Sara Zella
Increased longevity is one of the most remarkable success stories in human history. However, it leads to several challenges. One of them is the rise in the number of older people in need of long-term care. In almost all European countries, the majority of care is provided by the family members, in particular where the level of professional formal care is limited. [...]
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? [...]

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