03. December 2014 – 05. December 2014

New Measures of Age and Ageing

International Conference, Vienna


Campus WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Building: AD;
Room: Sitzungssaal 1
1020 Vienna, Austria

3 December 2014

  • 13:30 Registration
  • 14:00 Welcoming Remarks
    • Opening Session
      Chair: Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz
  • 14:15 Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov
    A Unifying Framework for the Study of Population Aging
  • 14:45 Tim Riffe, Paul Chung, Jeroen Spijker, and John MacInnes
    Time-to-death patterns in markers of age and dependency [more]
  • 15:15 Bernd Marin
    Prospective Age, Age Inflation, and Lifetime Indexing: Policy Implications of New Measures of Age and Ageing
  • 15:45 Coffee Break

Session 1: Measures based on biomarkers and cognition
Chair: Warren Sanderson

  •  16:15 David H. Rehkopf, Luis Rosero Bixby and William H. Dow
    A Crossnational comparison of biomarkers of aging between Costa Rica and the United States [more]
  • 16:45 Daniela Weber
    Walking Speed as a Measure of Population Aging
  • 17:15 Valeria Bordone, Sergei Scherbov and Nadia Steiber
    Smarter Every Day: The Deceleration of Population Aging in Terms of Cognition more
  • 20:00 Evening Reception at the Town Hall

4 December 2014

Session 2: Measures based on subjective life expectancy and survival probabilities
Chair: Andrew Noymer

  • 09:00 Jean Adams, Elaine Stamp, Daniel Nettle, Eugene MG Milne and Carol Jagger
    Does Greater Subjective Survival Affect Future Health Behaviour Patterns of Older English Adults: Analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing? [more]
  • 09:30 Alberto Palloni and Beatriz Novak
    Subjective Survival Expectations and Observed Survival: How Consistent Are They? [more]
  • 10:00 Zsolt Speder
    (Subjective) Ageing in Europe. Taking into consideration perceived old age lines in Europe
  • 10:30 Arda Aktas
    Subjective Age
  • 11:00 Coffee Break

Session 3: Country Case Studies 1
Chair: Richard Gisser

  • 11:30 Stuart Basten
    Prospective ageing in developing countries [more]
  • 12:00 Jelena Stojilkovic Gnjatovic and Mirjana Devedzic
    Characteristics of population ageing using prospective approach: Serbia as case study [more]
  • 12:30 Lunch Break, POSTER SESSION, details see below

Session 4: Economic implications of the new measures
Chair: Bernd Marin

  • 14:00 Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Martin Lábaj and Patrik Pružinský
    Prospective Ageing and Economic Growth in Europe [more]
  • 14:30 Mikkel Barslund and Marten v. Werder
    Measuring ‘old-age’ burdens using National Transfer Accounts [more]
  • 15:00 Michaël Boissonneault, Joop de Beer and Leo Van Wissen
    Integrating the ability to work in the measurement of population ageing [more]
  • 15:30 Bernhard Hammer, Jože Sambt, Elke Loichinger and Michael Freiberger, Alexia Prskawetz
    Economic Dependency Ratios [more]
  • 16:00 Coffee Break

Session 5: Measures based on self-reported physical conditions
Chair: Sergei Scherbov

  • 16:30 Jacques Légaré, Yann Décarie and Alain Bélanger
    The Elderly Disability Dependency Ratio (EDDR): a new index  taking into account the specificity of elderly populations [more]
  • 17:00 Jean-Marie Robine, Bernard Jeune, Wilma Nusselder, Herman van Oyen, Emmanuelle Cambois, Carol Jagger and the EHLEIS Group
    Health expectancies in the European Union, 2005-2012 [more]
  • 17:30 Toshiyuki Ojima, Jun Aida, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Katsunori Kondo and Shuji Hashimoto
    Healthy life expectancy with 20 or more teeth in Japan - An objective and internationally comparable health indicator for ageing

5 December 2014

Session 6: Country Case Studies 2
Chair: Dimiter Philipov

  • 09:00 Elena Demuru and Viviana Egidi
    Controlling perspective age by health status: how to rejuvenate the population by improving health [more]
  • 09:30 Anastasia Emelyanova and Arja Rautio
    Contextualization of population aging in the North Atlantic region: dynamics and demographic causes [more]
  • 10:00 Gaiane Safarova, Anna Safarova and Alexander Lisenenkov
    Prospective measures of population ageing: gender differences  (the case of Saint-Petersburg) [more]
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Round table
  • 12:00 Closing

4 December 2014, Poster Session

12:30 - 14:00

  • Jeroen Spijker , Tim Riffe and John MacInnes
    Incorporating time-to-death (TTD) in health-based population ageing measurements [more]
  • Elke Loichinger and Daniela Weber
    Trends in labor force participation and working life expectancy by education in Europe
  • Daphne Nicolitsa
    Mirror, mirror on the wall: am I young or am I old? [more]
  • Alla Ivanova and Elena Zemlyanova
    Health status and social activity of the elderly in Russia [more]
  • Klaus Schömann and Christina Weiß
    Competences and transitions into retirement - analyses using PIAAC and CiLL Data for Germany [more]



This conference is kindly supported by     Wien Kultur