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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

BOHK-EWALD, C.; LI, P.; MYRSKYLÄ, M.:
Forecast accuracy hardly improves with method complexity when completing cohort fertility
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115:37, 9187-9192 (2018).

KRÖGER, H.; HOFFMANN, R.; TARKIAINEN, L.; MARTIKAINEN, P.:
Comparing observed and unobserved components of childhood: evidence from Finnish register data on midlife mortality from siblings and their parents
Demography 55:1, 295-318 (2018).

REMUND, A.; CAMARDA, C. G.; RIFFE, T.:
A cause-of-death decomposition of young adult excess mortality
Demography 55:3, 957-978 (2018).

BARCLAY, K. J.; KOLK, M.:
Birth intervals and health in adulthood: a comparison of siblings using Swedish register data
Demography 55:3, 929-955 (2018).

HU, Y.; LEINONEN, T.; MYRSKYLÄ, M.; MARTIKAINEN, P.:
Changes in socioeconomic differences in hospital days with age: cumulative disadvantage, age-as-leveler, or both?
Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences (2018). Forthcoming.

 

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Phone +49 (0)381 2081-155
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Möller, Birgit
Phone +49 (0)381 2081-190

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