09 September 2019 - 11 September 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom

An ageing population: Opportunities and challenges

IIASA researchers will present latest research from the ATHLOS and EmpoweredLifeYears projects at the Annual Conference of the British Society for Population Studies.

Elderly couple, Sweden © Svetlana Serdiukova | Dreamstime.com

Elderly couple, Sweden © Svetlana Serdiukova | Dreamstime.com

The British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) is a non-profitable society of persons with a scientific interest in the study of human populations. It's aim is the furthering the scientific study of biological, economic, historical, medical, social and other disciplines connected with human populations. The 2019 BSPS Annual Conference will be held at University Hall, Cardiff University, 9-11 September. The plenary theme of the conference will be "An ageing population: opportunities and challenges".

Guillaume Marois will discuss projecting health trajectories in Europe using microsimulation during his presentation at the conference, during session population ageing in Europe, 11 September from 11.30AM-1PM. Marois is one of the IIASA partners in the Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies (ATHLOS) project, that aims to achieve a better understanding of ageing by identifying patterns of healthy ageing pathways or trajectories and their determinants, the critical points in time when changes in trajectories are produced, and to propose timely clinical and public health interventions.

In a second presentation, Marois will discuss how reducing differentials in education and labour force participation could lessen workforce decline in EU28 (co-authors Patrick Sabourin, Alain Belanger). This work was recently published as part of the Demographic Research Special Collection on “Drivers and the potentialimpact of future migration in the European Union,” a project of the Centre of Expertise on Population and Migration, a research partnership between IIASA's World Population Program and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. The presentation will take place during the session "Innovations in modelling
processes & mechanisms" on 9 September, 4:45-6:15PM.

Anna Dimitrova will present "Years of Good Life (YoGL): A wellbeing indicator designed to serve as a sustainability criterion" (co-authors Wolfgang Lutz, Anastasia Lijadi, Erich Striessnig, Sonja Spitzer, Dilek Yildiz) during the session on health & wellbeing, on 9 September from 4:45-6.15PM. This work was conducted in the framework of an ERC Advanced Grant (PI Wolfgang Lutz) that studies the demography of sustainable human wellbeing. The project aims to make an unconventional cross-disciplinary contribution to advancing the discussion around and search for broadly acceptable and empirically measurable quantitative indicators of socioeconomic progress and long-term human well-being that can serve as criteria for judging sustainable development.

Dilek Yildiz will give a presentation entitled "Probabilistic methods for combining traditional & social media bilateral migration data" (co-authors Arkadiusz Wisniowski, Guy Abel) will take place during the innovative data & methods on 10 September from 4:45-6:16PM.

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Guillaume Marois

Research Scholar

Multidimensional Demographic Modeling Research Group

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Dilek Yildiz

Research Scholar

Multidimensional Demographic Modeling Research Group|Migration and Sustainable Development Research Group

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IIASA project

Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies (ATHLOS)

IIASA project

The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing

IIASA project

IIASA-JRC Centre of Expertise on Population and Migration

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