Population Health

At a Glance Projects Publications Team

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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

Hale, J. M.; Schneider, D. C.; Gampe, J.; Mehta, N. K.; Myrskylä, M.:
Epidemiology 31:5, 745–754. (2020)       
Mehta, N. K.; Abrams, L. R.; Myrskylä, M.:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117:13, 6998–7000. (2020)    
Riffe, T.; Aburto, J. M.:
Demographic Research 42:24, 713–726. (2020)       
Vierboom, Y. C.; Preston, S. H.:
Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 75:5, 1093–1103. (2020)       
Bijlsma, M. J.; Wilson, B.; Tarkiainen, L.; Myrskylä, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Epidemiology 30:3, 388–395. (2019)    
Acosta, E.; Hallman, S. A.; Dillon, L. Y.; Ouellette, N.; Bourbeau, R. R.; Herring, D. A.; Inwood, K.; Earn, D. J. D.; Madrenas, J.; Miller, M. S.; Gagnon, A.:
Demography 56:5, 1723–1746. (2019)       
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.