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Aims of the society To promote interdisciplinary and inter-study understanding and collaboration in longitudinal and life course research, and provide a forum for discussion and publication of new ideas about all aspects of this topic. To promote new thinking about making measurements comparable across studies and across time, while addressing the ethical and data protection questions that may arise in their use. [...]
Population Europe App The travelling exhibition “How to get to 100 – and enjoy it” is now available as an app! All of the information, games and graphs can now be viewed on your iPhone© or iPad©. "A Life Journey" can be downloaded for free from the App Store and is a great opportunity to learn about demographic change from the comforts of your own home or in the classroom. The information is available in ten languages - Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian and Spanish. [...]
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie lädt Sie ein, Beiträge zur Jahrestagung 2018 der DGD einzureichen. Die Jahrestagung findet vom 14.-16. März 2018 an der Universität Köln in Zusammenarbeit mit der Nederlandse Vereniging voor Demografie (NVD) statt. [...]
Press Release from the UNECE
In a context of continued population ageing, countries in the UNECE region have made strong progress towards promoting active ageing and ensuring inclusive and sustainable societies for all ages. But further efforts are needed to realize the potentials of living longer. These are the main findings of a new report assessing trends and progress in countries’ actions in response to the challenges and potential linked to ageing populations, released today at the opening of the 4th UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing, held in Lisbon. [...]
With Americans living longer and the large baby boom generation reaching ages 65 and beyond, the sheer numbers of people with conditions of old age—including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias—are expected to rise dramatically in coming years. But there is some potentially good news: The share of the population with dementia may have fallen over the past 25 years—likely the result of better brain health related to more schooling and aggressive treatment of high blood pressure and diabetes. [...]
Using SHARE data from eleven countries, Liudmila Antonova, Tabea Bucher-Koenen and Fabrizio Mazzonna investigate the effects of economic crises that people experience during their prime working age (20-50) on their health later in life. The results show that when comparing individuals that experienced a strong recession (GDP dropped by at least 1%) and those that did not, people that experienced a recession rate their subjective health as worse and have worse objectively measured health. This effect is significantly stronger for people with low levels of education. [...]
Out now: Population Europe's Quarterly Newsletter! Please download it here: Population Europe Newsletter July 2017.pdf If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, please sign up here. [...]
In today’s ageing societies, assessing subjective well-being  in later life has gained substantial attention among researchers, as well as among policymakers in the areas of economic, health, and social policies. However, remarkably little is known about how older adults understand their own subjective well-being and related concepts, such as quality of life, and how these concepts differ between different groups of older adults. [...]

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