15 February 2017
The Allianz Young Talent Prize for Demography (Allianz-Nachwuchspreis für Demografie) is awarded every year by the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) in to four outstanding Masters or PhD thesis. In 2017, World Population Program researcher Daniela Weber is one of the four awardees based on her international comparison of the cognition decline of elderly people. Weber finished her dissertation in 2015 at the WU, supervised by IIASA Program Director Wolfgang Lutz and Agneta Herlitz, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. The formal award ceremony will take place on 15 February 2017 at the sixth Berliner Demografie-Forum in Berlin. In October 2016 Weber already received the Lower Austria Chamber of Labour Science Prize and in December 2016 the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) Stephan Koren Prize for her scientific contribution.
Since 2010, Weber has been working at IIASA's World Population Program (POP), researching on international perspectives of aging and health of population over 50 years, and investigating determinants of cognitive as well as physical aging. Currently, Weber is part of 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 dissertation entitled "An International Perspective on Aging and Cognitive Decline" is based on the following four publications:
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IIASA Re-Aging Project
Dekhtyar S, Weber D, Helgertz J, & Herlitz A (2017). Sex differences in academic strengths contribute to gender segregation in education and occupation: A longitudinal examination of 167,776 individuals. Intelligence DOI:10.1016/j.intell.2017.11.007. (In Press)
Scherbov S & Weber D (2017). Future trends in the prevalence of severe activity limitations among older adults in Europe: a cross-national population study using EU-SILC. BMJ Open 7 (9): e017654. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017654.
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