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Anxiety and depression in older adults

In Sweden, around 150 000 people over the age of 65 suffer from depression. The prevalence of anxiety in the same age group is usually reported as between 6 and 12 per cent. Despite this, the older population is often a neglected group in both psychiatry research and the care system. Sweden has an ageing population. Soon every fourth person in

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Swedish-Indian research collaboration on ageing

In autumn 2016, Forte announced a call for collaborative projects between researchers in Sweden and India. On April 28th, we decided to grant 12.3 million SEK to 5 research projects. Ageing and health is a prioritised research area in Sweden and many other countries. Today, approximately 11.5 % of the world’s population are aged 60 years or over – and

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Aging Thoughtfully: Challenges and Insights

Conference at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, June 2, 2017 Professor and philosopher Martha Craven Nussbaum (University of Chicago), gave a speech about “Aging: Stigma and Discrimination” opening the Helsinki Collegium Conference “Aging Thoughtfully: Challenges and Insights”. *** To age is to experience, to gain wisdom, to love and to lose, to experience both friendship and loneliness. Aging is many

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News from Austria

In March several Austrian Federal Ministries will use the first meeting 2017 (March 22nd) of the Austrian rti-working group on life quality and demography for an exchange of information and outlook on activities during the year.     The Austrian cooperation platform “Demographic Change and Ageing” will have a kick off-meeting on March 28th, 2pm, in Vienna. Link to the

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Age, women and employment: An evaluation

In 2005, due to the low employment rate among older – particularly female – workers, the Belgian government set up the “Intergenerational solidarity pact”. This pact comprises a large number of measures intended to keep older workers longer in employment and also to get them back to work. This study aims at evaluating the overall effectiveness of employment policies targeting

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Family Diversity and its Challenges

Family Diversity and its Challenges for Policy Makers in Europe (2017)   Population Europe’s discussion paper series provides in-depth insights into contemporary discussions among demographic experts from research, policy and civil society at the European level. The aim of this discussion paper is to provide up-to-date empirical evidence and policy recommendations related to family issues in Europe. The content presented

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