What is your age at age 60?

VODCAST - 12 January 2017 Wittgenstein Centre


Warren Sanderson describes how old age can be measured accurately by taking time and space into account, on the example of the so called prospective aging. He shows that not all 60 year olds are the same and that their characteristics have to be taken into account. The presentation is based on new research from the World Population Program Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging) project.

Watch the second part - the discussion after the presentation of Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov.

The presentation was given on 7 December 2016 during a conference in honor of World Population Program (POP) Director Wolfgang Lutz' 60th birthday. The scientific event was organized by the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA,VID/OeAW,WU) and its three pillars, IIASA, the VID at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Watch all presentations here.


Sergei Scherbov

Deputy Program Director

World Population

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Warren Sanderson

Research Scholar

Young Scientists Summer Program

World Population

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Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging)


Sanchez-Niubo A, Egea-Cortés L, Olaya B, Caballero F, Ayuso-Mateos J, Prina M, Bobak M, Arndt H, et al. (2019). Cohort profile: The Ageing Trajectories of Health – Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies (ATHLOS) project. International Journal of Epidemiology DOI:10.1093/ije/dyz077. (In Press)

Gietel-Basten S & Scherbov S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0881-1073 (2019). Better way to measure ageing in Oceania that takes life expectancy into account. Australasian Journal on Ageing DOI:10.1111/ajag.12692. (In Press)

Gietel-Basten S, Mau V, Sanderson W, Scherbov S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0881-1073, & Shulgin S (2019). Ageing in Russia: a Regional Appraisal. Journal of Population Ageing: 1-18. DOI:10.1007/s12062-019-9238-x.


Variations of the themes of Wolfgang Lutz

05 Dec 2016 - 07 Dec 2016

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