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Ageing and Life Expectancy

In his treatise on Metaphysics, Aristotle, a pioneer in the studying life expectancy and demography more generally, pointed out that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This idea also applies to Population Europe, the network of Europe’s leading demographic research centres: In joining forces, the partner institutes are able to address a much broader regional and thematic scope in their policy dialogue activities, publications and other outreach materials than a single institute could do alone. [...]
  Figuring out population change,  videos about  fundamental demographic issues December 2017 Videos: Oriscus production [...]
Demography is a discipline which is somehow fixed in a Procrustean bed: At many universities, it is subsumed into other academic subjects (such as sociology, economics, geography), thus often exposed to risks of budget cuts and staff shortages; while on the other side, the often small group of demographers in a department is stretched to cover a broad range of population developments. How can demography as an “interdiscipline” be better promoted? Should we put stronger emphasis on building our own corpus of population theory, as suggested by leading researchers? [...]
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Population Europe hat vier Unterrichtspläne für Lehrende entwickelt, um ihre Schüler über Demografie aufzuklären. Das Lehrmaterial wurde mit verschiedenen Schulklassen getestet, um sicherzustellen, dass die Materialien sowohl für die Schülerinnen und Schüler, als auch für die Lehrenden ohne umfangreiche Vorbereitungen interessant und verständlich sind. [...]
“Groups 4 Health” is an evidenced-based, short-term psychological intervention developed by an Australian team of clinical and social psychologists. Stressing social connectedness as a means to improve mental health and general well-being, a one-day workshop organised on July 12, 2018, by the National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES in partnership with the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne, will make this intervention available to a Swiss public.   [...]
Neue Einsichten in die Zukunft der alternden Gesellschaft
In den Jahren zwischen 1817 und 1829 veröffentlichte Johann Wolfgang von Goethe seine Novelle Ein Mann von fünfzig Jahren. Es geht darin um die mitunter schmerzhafte Erfahrung des Älterwerdens und des „Ergrauens“, und die sich daraus ergebenden Absurditäten im Zusammenleben von Alt und Jung; oder, wie Jonathan Swift (der kurz vor Goethes Geburt im Alter von 77 Jahren starb) einmal ironisch bemerkte: „Jeder möchte gerne länger leben, aber niemand alt werden“. [...]
New insights into the future of an ageing society
Between 1817 and 1829, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published his novella The Man of Fifty. It tells the story of the somewhat painful experience of growing old and grey, and the absurdities the relationships between old and young can sometimes take; or, as Jonathan Swift (who died shortly before Goethe was born, at the age of 77) ironically stated: "Every man desires to live long; but no man would like to be old." [...]
Nominations for the Awards
The Council of EAPS has the pleasure to invite nominations for the various Awards which will be presented at the upcoming European Population Conference 2018 in Brussels!  Nominations for the Awards should reach EAPS by 1 April 2018 at the latest! Nominations are invited for the following Awards: [...]