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Population Europe Inter-Faces: Trifon Missov

Interview with Trifon Missov (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) ) on Ageing.

Questions:

1. Sometimes I look at my friends who are my age and wonder why some look much younger, and others older. Is that an indication that everyone ages at a different rate?

2. What do we actually know about the individual rate of ageing for human beings?

3. Looking back at the totality of my life, were the illnesses and unhealthy habits of my youth more relevant for my rate of ageing, or rather the health problems that occurred in the later years of my life?

4. Everyone’s life is so different, why would it be interesting or important if there actually existed one rate of ageing for all individuals?