08 June 2016 - 10 June 2016
Vienna, Austria

Determinants of unusual and differential health expectancy

IIASA scientists from the World Population Program will present their latest research on aging at the 28th REVES conference.

Two elderly joggers © Mikhail Druzhinin | Dreamstime

Two elderly joggers © Mikhail Druzhinin | Dreamstime

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 "Determinants of unusual and differential health expectancy" the 28th REVES meeting brings together researchers interested in population health, longevity, the disablement process and ageing to exchange their recent scientific results.

This scientific meeting aims at developing a comprehensive picture of the factors decisive for human health and longevity. Papers will identify the key drivers of longer and healthier lives by explaining variations in various dimensions of health and in mortality. This includes the analysis of hitherto unexplained phenomena and paradoxes of health and longevity, among them the causes underlying unusual health and mortality patterns of subpopulations with specific, health and longevity-relevant characteristics, the factors determining differentials in health and mortality between population subgroups, and changes in health and longevity over time.

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.

The meeting will be hosted by the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU), Vienna Institute of Demography (VID/ÖAW).


Date: 8-10 June 2016

Location: Vienna, Austria 


Website: http://www.reves2016.at/

Registration: http://www.reves2016.at/registration.php

List of IIASA contributions at the REVES conference:

Wednesday, 8 June

13:00-13:30 Welcome address by Wolfgang Lutz

Thursday, 9 June

14:00-15:30 Session 7 - Socioeconomic inequalities in health and aging
Prospects of aging and health in ThailandElke Loichinger, W. Pothisiri

16:00-17:30 Session 8 - Determinants of workability and health differentials between SES groups

Working life expectancy and health in Europe: trends and determinantsDaniela Weber, Elke Loichinger

Friday, 10 June

09:00-10:30 Session 9 - Differentials in health and life expectancy

How increasing education levels drive rising life expectancy • Marc Luy, Marina Zannella, Christian Wegner-Siegmundt, Yuka M. Sugawara, Wolfgang Lutz, Graziella Caselli

16:00-17:30 Session 12 - Specific perspectives on health expectancy
Subjective life expectancy: differences by smoking, education and gender • Bruno Arpino, Valeria Bordone, Sergei Scherbov

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Sergei Scherbov

Principal Research Scholar and Project Leader Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

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Daniela Weber

Research Scholar Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

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IIASA Re-Aging Project

Summer school: The Demography of Health and Education

6 -15 Jun 2016 during the REVES conference


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