13 October 2016 - 14 October 2016
New York, USA

Age structure, mortality and prospective aging

Warren Sanderson was invited to present groundbreaking IIASA research on the study of aging at the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations.

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Under the title "Changing population age structure and sustainable development", the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations is organizing an expert group meeting that will take place in New York between 13-14 October. New evidence and analysis on drivers and consequences of changing age compositions within populations are the focus of this meeting, with special attention to future needs within the fields of health, education, work, social protection and intergenerational support.

As leading expert in the field of aging, Warren Sanderson was invited to give a presentation on age structure, mortality and prospective ageing, a concept pioneered by Sanderson together with Sergei Scherbov. Over many years, Sanderson and Scherbov have developed new methods of the analysis of aging that take characteristic of people into account. Their research has been published in major scientific journals, including Nature and Science. Sanderson and Scherbov are currently further developing their ideas in the framework of European Research Council (ERC) funded research projects. The Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging) project studies, among other things, the extent to which advanced societies are actually aging in multiple dimensions, including health, cognitive abilities, and longevity. Within the Aging Trajectories of Health: Opportunities and Synergies (ATHLOS) project they aim to achieve a better understanding of aging by identifying patterns of healthy ageing pathways or trajectories and their determinants.

Sanderson will present the at IIASA developed concepts during the session on "new perspectives of aging" on the first meeting day.

For more information please visit the event website.


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Warren Sanderson

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Young Scientists Summer Program

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Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging) project

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