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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

BARCLAY, K. J.; KOLK, M.:
Birth intervals and health in adulthood: a comparison of siblings using Swedish register data.
Demography (2018). Forthcoming.

HALE, J. M.:
Cognitive disparities: the impact of the Great Depression and cumulative inequality on later-life cognitive function
Demography 54:6, 2125-2158 (2017).

BOHK-EWALD, C.; EBELING, M.; RAU, R.:
Lifespan disparity as an additional indicator for evaluating mortality forecasts
Demography 54:4, 1559-1577 (2017).

VOGT, T. C.; VAN RAALTE, A. A.; GRIGORIEV, P.; MYRSKYLÄ, M.:
The German East-West mortality difference: two crossovers driven by smoking
Demography 54:3, 1051-1071 (2017).

BIJLSMA, M. J.; DANIEL, R. M.; JANSSEN, F.; DE STAVOLA, B. L.:
An assessment and extension of the mechanism-based approach to the identification of age-period-cohort models
Demography 54:2, 721-743 (2017).

 

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