Population Health

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Steadily increasing longevity is both an impressive achievement and a major challenge for the developed world. Continued improvements in life expectancy inevitably contribute to population aging, and are expected to strongly decrease the worker-to-non-worker ratio. The extent to which increasing longevity is good news at the individual and societal level depends on the answers to two key questions. First, are the extra years of life spent in good or in poor health? Second, how is increasing longevity distributed between work and retirement? Research being conducted at the laboratory of Population Health focuses on these two questions.Detailed description


Selected Publications


Bijlsma, M. J.; Wilson, B.; Tarkiainen, L.; Myrskylä, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Epidemiology 30:3, 388-395 (2019).
Remund, A.; Camarda, C. G.; Riffe, T.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2017-007. (2017).
Hu, Y.; Leinonen, T.; Myrskylä, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 1-12 (2018).
Vogt, T. C.; van Raalte, A. A.; Grigoriev, P.; Myrskylä, M.:
Demography 54:3, 1051-1071 (2017).


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