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Women who restart their careers after caring for family are healthier in later life
Maximising health in later life is one of the most important policy issues for the welfare regimes of ageing societies. At the same time, health outcomes in later life can only be fully understood when also taking into account past experiences. For example, a woman who worked during most of her life might find herself with more economic and social resources later in life than a woman who mostly devoted her time to family responsibilities, and such accumulation of resources can positively influence her general health.  [...]
“Public health policy should make people’s lives as boring as possible so they can live out their normal lives, so they can spend time with their family, so they can work. I would say this is the most general definition of public health.” Prof. Aurelijus Veryga, MD, PhD President of the Lithuanian National Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition [...]
Lone motherhood is increasing in many countries. The experience of parenting without a partner is generally associated with health problems, including physical limitations in daily activities and poor health. In their study, Lisa Berkman, Yuhui Zheng, M. Maria Glymour, Mauricio Avendano, Axel Börsch-Supan, and Erika L. Sabbath look at the single motherhood histories of older women to answer the following questions: How does single motherhood relate to health at older ages? Do these effects vary across 13 European countries, England, and the USA? [...]
The 16th ESHMS conference will be held on June 27th-29th 2016 in Geneva. The theme of the congress will be 'Healthy lives: technologies, policies and experiences'. [...]
With Prof Jane Falkingham OBE Director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change and Dean of the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton, UK Ernest Maragall MEP Member of the European Parliament, Spain Context: [...]