02 June 2015 - 04 June 2015

IIASA research at the 27th REVES meeting

IIASA scientists from the World Population Program will present their latest research on aging at this thematic conference.

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REVES is a network on health expectancy and the disablement process. It holds annual meetings to provide a platform for the exchange of recent research on conceptual frameworks, international comparisons, methods, trends determinants and disparities. Under the theme "Health expectancy: Is it possible to measure population health with one index?" the 27th REVES meeting brings together researchers interested in population health, longevity, the disablement process and ageing to exchange their recent scientific results. The meeting will be hosted by the Center for Aging, Research and Education (CARE) at Duke - NUS Graduate Medical School.

Scientists from the World Population Program will present latest research from the ERC funded Reassessing Ageing from a Population Perspective (Re-Ageing) project. Among other things, the Re-Ageing project ascertains the extent to which advanced societies are actually aging in multiple dimensions, including health, cognitive abilities, and longevity.


Daniela Weber will give a presentation entitled "Differences in the Physical Performance of England’s Older Population by Education, Using a Composite Index Measured in Years of Age". This research is being conducted together with colleagues Valeria Bordone, Sergei Scherbov and Warren Sanderson. The study complements the literature on socio-economic differentials in healthy life expectancy. The authors compare the physical performance of England’s older population by level of education using a composite index in which different dimensions of physical functioning are converted into a common metric, age. First results show that higher educated older adults perform better than their lower educated counterparts at the same chronological age. 

Under the working title "The deceleration of population ageing in terms of cognition" Valeria Bordone will present research conducted together with Sergei Scherbov and Nadia Steiber. In this study the researchers investigate, if and why individuals aged 50+ perform better in terms of cognition if they are born into more recent cohorts. First results show that although compositional changes of the older population in terms of increased education partly explain better performance, other factors including the widespread use of modern technology (mobile phones, computers, etc.) contribute considerably to this change.

Elke Loichinger will give a presentation entitled „Trends in Working Life Expectancy by Education in Europe”, research that was conducted together with Daniela Weber. This descriptive study investigates working life expectancy developments across European countries between 1982-2012. First results show huge differences in working life expectancy not only between countries, but also within countries across sex and educational levels. 


Date: 2-4 June 2015

Location: Singapore


Website: http://reves.site.ined.fr/en/REVES_meetings/2015-reves-meeting-in-singapour/

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